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Live in cinemas around the world: Watch talks from TED2017

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Photo: Asa Mathat

Photo: Asa Mathat

It’s one thing to watch a TED Talk online; it’s another experience altogether to be in a cinema together with your friends and fellow TED enthusiasts, watching speakers deliver the talks of their lives in real time. Last year, we shared the opening night of our annual sold-out TED Conference with more than 1,000 cinemas in 20 countries. It was an intriguing experiment in radical openness that, to our delight, audiences loved.

So this year we’re unveiling TED Cinema Experience – an exciting event series that includes three opportunities for audiences to join together and experience the TED2017 conference.

Presented with our partner BY Experience, TED Cinema Experience includes:

(The below represent U.S. times only; international audiences will experience TED captured live and time-shifted. Check show times here.)

Opening Night Event: Monday, April 24, 2017

US: 8pm ET/ 7pm CT/ 6pm MT/ time-shifted to 8pm PT

Experience the electric opening night of TED, with half a dozen never-before-seen TED Talks and performances, beamed live from the TED stage.

TED Prize Event: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

US: 8pm ET/ 7pm CT/ 6pm MT/ time-shifted to 8pm PT

On the second night of TED2017, the TED Prize screening offers a lineup of awe-inspiring speakers with big ideas for our future. Audiences can watch newly announced TED Prize winner Raj Panjabi receive the $1 million towards his wish, revealing for the first time his plans to use his TED Prize award to fund a creative, bold wish to spark global change. The session will also feature new updates from previous TED Prize recipients.

Highlights Exclusive: Sunday, April 30, 2017

4pm ET / 3pm CT / 2pm MT / 4pm PT

A highlights program will be created especially for our cinema audiences! It goes behind the scenes at TED to share exclusive talks and performances, and some of the most insightful, inspiring and exciting moments of the week-long TED2017.

Theater locations and tickets are now available here!

Watch the trailer: