Sharmill Films will present the opening night of the annual TED conference in cinemas for the first time.

TED itself will take place on February 15 in Vancouver, Canada and will screen for Australian cinemagoers on March 2.

Hosted by TED’s curator Chris Anderson, the theatrical screening of this event will feature Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, plus composer A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours), scientist Riccardo Sabatini, entrepreneur and inventor Astro Teller, Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay and dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones.

Impromptu on-stage interviews, artistic performances and short films will be interspersed throughout the program.

Watch the trailer here.

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