TED2017: The Future You

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Sharmill Films

TED2017: The Future You


Raffertys Theatre


03 May - 10 May 2017

Event Type

Cinema Screening

Awe. A sense of wonder. Life changing. Inspirational. All words used to describe the experience that is TED. Now TED Cinema Experience brings TED2017 to you.

You’ve seen TED Talks, the global phenomenon propelled by ideas that are transforming the world. Now in 2017 you’ll have the opportunity to join the worldwide TED conversation when TED Cinema Experience brings TED’s flagship event, TED2017: The Future You, to Riverside’s Big Screen across three unique events!

TED2017 will explore the deepest scientific and psychological insights, the latest medical advances, and thrilling new inventions (all mixed with a dose of ancient wisdom), and will ask questions about our present and future selves. The program will feature a succession of extraordinary speakers – risk-takers, visionaries, celebrities, and an emerging generation of idea creators – who will deliver the “talk of their lives” in TED’s world-famous TED Talk format.

Through the TED Cinema Experience series, you will have unprecedented access to the TED experience, giving you the opportunity to have your curiosity sparked, mind opened, and world shifted – together with other TED fans through three community viewing events on cinema screens.

Open your mind and see the world in new ways; book your tickets now for TED2017: The Future You.

Event 1: TED Cinema Experience: TED2017 Opening Event
Wednesday 3 May at 7pm
The Opening Event of TED2017 will present cinema audiences a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the conference with their communities as new TED Talks are presented for the first time in front of 1,500 TED attendees, representing the world’s leading thinkers and doers in Vancouver, Canada. For the second consecutive year, cinema audiences will get this exclusive look inside the opening night of TED and experience revelatory talks and performances as they unfold on the TED stage.

Event 2: TED Cinema Experience: TED2017 $1 Million Prize Event
Sunday 7 May at 4pm
Cinema-goers will watch with their communities as the TED Prize winner 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 session will also feature an exclusive update from a former TED Prize winner, as well as talks from exceptional TED speakers.

Event 3: TED Cinema Experience: TED2017 Highlights Exclusive
Wednesday 10 May at 7pm
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.

Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films

Dates & Times:
Event 1: TED2017 Opening Event – Wednesday 3 May 7pm
Event 2: TED2017 $1 Million Prize Event – Sunday 7 May 4pm
Event 3: TED2017 Highlights Exclusive  Wednesday 10 May 7pm


Event 1: TED Cinema Experience: TED2017 Opening Event
Wednesday 3 May at 7pm

Huang Yi – Choreographer, dancer, inventor
Joshua Roman – Cellist
Anab Jain – Futurist, designer
Laura Galante – Cyberspace analyst
Garry Kasparov – Grandmaster, analyst
Titus Kaphar – Artist
Tim Ferriss – Human guinea pig, author
OK Go – Band
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks – Religious leader

Event 2: TED Cinema Experience: TED2017 $1 Million Prize Event
Sunday 7 May at 4pm

Serena Williams – Athlete
Atul Gawande – Surgeon and journalist
Anna Rosling Rönnlund – Co-founder of Gapminder
Jon Boogz + Lil Buck – Movement artists
Raj Panjabi – Physician

Event 3: TED Cinema Experience: TED2017 Highlights Exclusive
Wednesday 10 May at 7pm

The Highlights Exclusive will feature a surprise lineup of the most remarkable talks from TED2017. See a sneak peek of the possible speakers here.

Ticket Options

Festival Pass (All sessions) $60
Members $22
Adult $25
Concession $23
F/T Student $22
Child Under 16 $22
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30


Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes (No interval) each event

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