The only location in New England to present
the TED prize
LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA
Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center
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Who is TED?
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives. Held annually in Long Beach, The TED Conference is still the heart of TED. More than a thousand people now attend — indeed, the event sells out a year in advance — and the content has expanded to include science, business, the arts and the global issues facing our world.
Meet the 2009 TED Prize winners
Each of them is a leader in his/her chosen field of work, with an unconventional viewpoint and a vision to transform the world, and each wins $100,000 plus “One Wish to Change the World.”
Sylvia Earle, called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, and “Hero for the Planet” by Time, is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer with a deep commitment to research through personal exploration.
Jill Tarter, director of the SETI Institute’s Center for SETI Research and holder of the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI. She has devoted her career to hunting for signs of sentient beings elsewhere, and almost all aspects of this field have been affected by her work.
Jose Abreu, a retired economist, trained musician, and social reformer founded El Sistema (“the system”) in 1975 based on the conviction that what poor Venezuelan kids needed was classical music. After 30 years and 10 different political administrations, El Sistema is now a nationwide organization of 102 youth orchestras, 55 children’s orchestras and 270 music centers.
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SCREEN ACTORS GUILD BEST PICTURE AND TEN OSCAR NOMINATIONS
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Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center
49 Touro St.
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
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