The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation Welcomes You!

Sir Arthur C. Clarke was an engineer, futurist and humanist who lived by the precept that it is our personal responsibility to use all our cognitive and creative capabilities to imagine past today to shape a better tomorrow.

The Arthur C. Clarke foundation proudly honors his legacy by sparking our imaginations, and daring to fuse our experience, creativity and expertise to think differently at the annual Unleash Imagination program. We invite you to explore this site for the legacy of Sir Arthur, information on the foundation, and details on this year’s exciting Unleash Imagination evening of events!

Unleash Imagination

Shape the Future

The Annual Unleash Imagination event is comprised of the Arthur C. Clarke Awards program and Clarke Conversation on Imagination every November. Our guests, sponsors and awardees enjoy an interactive cocktail party, dinner, awards program and engaging panel discussion. It’s open to the public, ages 10 and up, but fills up quickly, so early registration is encouraged.

We are Thrilled to Announce the 2023 Arthur C. Clarke Awards Recipients

Innovator Award

National Geographic Society, represented by its President and COO,
Michael Ulica.
Introduced by Ellen Stofan, Under Secretary for Science and Research at the Smithsonian.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Romain Bausch
Former CEO of SES Satellites who currently is Chairman of the National Council of Public Finance of Luxembourg.
Introduced by Her Excellency Nicole Bintner-Bakshian, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the United States.

Imagination in Service to Society Award

Nnedi Okorafor
Award-winning New York Times Bestselling writer of science fiction and fantasy for both children and adults.
Introduced by Erik Viirre, Professor, UCSD Department of Neurosciences and Director of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination

The Clarke Conversation on Imagination will be moderated by Bill Scanlan
How do we navigate a positive future for Earth dwellers in an AI and advanced tech world?

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Nominate a Future Awardee!

Now you can place your nomination for a future Arthur C. Clarke awardee candidate. Past awardees range from scientists, science fiction authors, to physicists, business leaders, entrepreneurs and technologists including Elon Musk, Ursula Le Guin, Stephen Hawking, Vinton Cerf, Brian Lamb, George R.R. Martin, CERN and so many more.

Click here for the full list of past awardees, or click below and submit your nomination now!

Pictured,from the left: George R.R. Martin, Margaret Atwood, Martin Rees, Stephen Hawking, Cixin Liu, Jill Tarter, Irwin Jacobs, Mark Dankberg, Fred Ordway III.

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