2009 Whitley Award winner, Dino Martins, and 2007 Associate Award winner, Brad Norman, have both recently given talks as part of the TED Worldwide Talent Search.

TED, a web-based forum for talks and speeches that is wholly global, have staged special events in 14 cities around the world to discover a broad new array of thinkers and doers, the best of whom will be invited to the TED 2013 conference in California in February 2013 to share their work with some 200 million people around the world.

By taking the time to give a high rating to Dino’s and Brad’s films, you can help increase their chances of being invited to California. The potential outreach is vast so please do vote!

Voting is open until  August 31, 2012.

To watch and rate Dino Martins‘ talk, please click here.  Dino is fast emerging as the leading voice for insect conservation and sustainable agriculture in Kenya and he would now like to speak on wider issues such as pesticide use across Africa and the importance of insects to food security globally.

To watch and rate Brad Norman‘s talk, please click here. Brad is helping to develop new and exciting ways to track and monitor populations of the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. Using NASA developed technology that identifies unique patterns in markings, Brad and his colleagues are able to identify individual sharks from photographs taken by the public as well as scientists, a great example of citizen science!