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 a once in a lifetime opportunity for 1:1 discussions and photos with our awardees, before and after the program.


Arthur C. Clarke Awards

November 21, 2024

Embassy of France in Washington, DC
Stay tuned for announcements of the Clarke Awardees and Clarke Conversation Moderator

Check out our 2023 Awardees and event info

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Send us your nominees!

Check out past event pics and videos.

Get to Know Us!

About Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Learn About the Foundation


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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