TED2017 to Broadcast Live from Vancouver to U.S. Cinemas
December 31, 2016
DENVER & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The TED Conference is where some of the world’s most daring and inspiring ideas are not only heard for the first time, but experienced. It is where TED Talks originate: ideas delivered by innovative speakers that inspire, awe, and potentially even rewire the listener’s brain to consider a new perspective.
TED Cinema Experience brings the collective energy of the electrifying TED Conference to more than 500 select cinemas throughout the U.S. this April.
Three events from the sold-out TED2017 Conference in Vancouver, Canada, themed “The Future You,” will be broadcast to movie theaters across North America. “ TED Cinema Experience” invites audiences across the U.S. to watch as extraordinary speakers give the talk of their lives and share new ideas worth spreading live from the TED stage. In keeping with TED2017’s theme, this year’s speakers and performers will unveil the freshest ideas and insights to help ask the questions about our future selves that we often don’t have time for.
“TED Cinema Experience,” presented by Fathom Events and BY Experience, will be shown live in U.S. cinemas on Monday, April 24, 2017 and Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. CT/ 6:00 p.m. MT/ tape-delayed to 8:00 p.m. PT and on a captured basis to U.S. cinemas on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. ET/ 3:00 p.m. CT/ 2:00 p.m. MT/ tape-delayed to 4:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets for “TED Cinema Experience” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 500 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“Many people know and love TED Talks, but most have never experienced the energy and excitement of witnessing TED Talks being presented for the first time ever – at the annual TED Conference in Vancouver,” says Alex Hofmann, TED’s Director of Global Distribution & Licensing. “TED Cinema Experience invites cinema audiences to join the journey for one, two, or all three events, and provides a front row seat to the wonder, inspiration, and world-shifting insight that only happens at TED.”
TED Cinema Experience: TED2017 Opening Event
Monday, April 24 - 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT/ 6 p.m. MT/ tape-delayed to 8 p.m. PT
For the second year in a row, TED is inviting communities around the country to join the opening night of its conference by watching 6-7 new TED Talks presented live for the first time before 1,500 TED attendees in Vancouver, Canada.
TED Cinema Experience: TED2017 TED Prize Event
Tuesday, April 25 - 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT/ 6 p.m. MT/ tape-delayed to 8 p.m. PT
Cinema-goers will get to watch liveas TED Prize winner Raj Panjabi receives a $1 million award towards a creative, bold wish to spark global change. By investing in a powerful idea every year, the TED Prize accelerates progress toward solving some of the world's most pressing problems. The event will also feature an update from past TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak, as well as talks from exceptional TED speakers.
TED Cinema Experience: TED2017 Highlights Exclusive
Sunday, April 30 at 4 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. CT/ 2 p.m. MT/ tape-delayed to 4 p.m. PT
TED will be opened up for the public like never before, with a program created exclusively for cinema audiences. This event will give cinema-goers a first-of-its-kind look at the TED2017 conference experience, driven by revelatory TED Talks and performances captured live that highlight some of the most insightful, inspiring and exciting moments of the week-long TED2017.
“TED has taken the world by storm, and Fathom is pleased to partner with BY Experience to make this exclusive event accessible to audiences across the U.S. for the second year in a row,” Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “These events help promote a sense of community and belonging to something bigger, and inspires audiences to learn more about their world.”
“TED fans across the country will have access like never before to participate in TED’s annual conference, right in their communities,” said Julie Borchard-Young, co-president of BY Experience. “By expanding the offering from Opening Night in 2016 to three events in 2017, TED is building a new community, while dazzling audiences with stimulating TED Talks on subjects that matter today.”
For more information about “TED Cinema Experience” including worldwide locations and showtimes, visit TEDCinema.com.
For artwork/photos related to “TED Cinema Experience,” visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 887 locations and 1,354 screens in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About BY Experience
BY Experiencekicked off the digital revolution of live events to movie theaters and other locations globally with David Bowie’s 2003 Realityalbum launch and since then, over 30 million tickets have been sold worldwide for cinema events BY Experience has distributed globally. Current cinema series credits: Distribution Representative, The Met: Live in HD (Worldwide; since 2006), the UK’s National Theatre Live(Ex-UK; since 2009), Bolshoi Ballet(North America; since 2014). BY Experience has executive produced and/or distributed several diverse programs for cinema including numerous rock concerts, radio programs, fine art exhibits other special content events including national theatrical re-releases of classic and in some cases fully restored films such as “The Breakfast Club” (30th anniversary), “My Fair Lady” (50th), “Oklahoma!” (60th), and “Fantasia” (75th). BY Experience distributes to over 70 countries, to over 3,000 movie screens. www.byexperience.net.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, its TEDWomen conference and its TEDGlobal conferences—then made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the TED Radio Hour on NPR; TED-Ed, a service that pairs educators with animators to create lessons worth sharing; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.