2009 TED Winners

Posted on October 16, 2008 Under Life

Technology Entertainment Design has once again put the challenge to their community to become modern-day genies.

The 2009 TED winners include oceanographer Sylvia Earle, SETI researcher Jill Cornell Tarter, and the founder of a Venezuelan children’s orchestra, José Antonio Abreu. Not only do these humanitarians receive $100,000 for their efforts, they get the far greater prize of getting one wish. There’s no Aladdin, no Robin Williams — just a room full of bright and capable innovators listening to three ideas that will better mankind. The next TED convention takes place February 5th, 2009. Expect a little magic.