Ted Prize Winners 2009

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We all know how much I love the TED Talks, it is a regular feast of creativity and brilliance from some of the most amazingly gifted people on the planet. Every year, TED names three new recipients for the TED Prize. These are the winners’ acceptance talks, where they reveal their wish to change the world.

Jill Tarter: Why the search for alien intelligence matters (TED Prize winner!)
The SETI Institute’s Jill Tarter makes her TED Prize wish: to accelerate our search for cosmic company. Using a growing array of radio telescopes, she and her team listen for patterns that may be a sign of intelligence elsewhere in the universe.

Sylvia Earle: Here’s how to protect the blue heart of the planet (TED Prize winner!)
Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean — and shocking stats about its rapid decline — as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet.

Gustavo Dudamel and the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra: A musical sensation from Venezuela.
The Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra contains the best high school musicians from Venezuela’s life-changing music program, El Sistema. Led here by Gustavo Dudamel, they play Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, 2nd movement, and Arturo Márquez’ Danzón No. 2.

Jose Antonio Abreu: Help me bring music to kids worldwide (TED Prize winner!)

Jose Antonio Abreu is the charismatic founder of a youth orchestra system that has transformed thousands of kids’ lives in Venezuela. Here he shares his amazing story and unveils a TED Prize wish that could have a big impact in the US and beyond.

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