TED: Wishing it Forward!

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by the CTL’s Laurie Hansen.  Thanks Laurie!]

“TED is an organization with the motto Ideas worth spreading.” Curator Chris Anderson says, “TED started as an experiment in convergence and somehow, miraculously, has morphed into a source of fascination, inspiration and learning for millions of curious souls all over the world.”

Every year, TED offers a prize for a wish that is worthy of coming true, a wish that will make a difference in the world. Competitors are asked to “dream big”. Instead of winning for an accomplishment, this prize looks forward. Anderson says that the only criteria is that “the winner is capable of inspiring a global community to do something special.”

Past TED prizes winners include former President Bill Clinton (Rebuilding Rwanda), rock star and philanthropist Bono (ONE.org) and biologist E.O. Wilson (Encyclopedia of Life) . The 2010 TED prize winner is British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who announced his Secret Wish last Wednesday Feb 10th.

Dream big. Be creative. Inspire the world.




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