Event Mission – With both new and old friends, in both the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the world, to celebrate the pursuit of life beyond earth by honoring future, current, and accomplished scientists whose work has and will have profound impacts on the field of SETI, Astrobiology and related fields; and to inspire the audience to engage with and support the work of the SETI Institute.
Celebrate the pursuit of life beyond earth by honoring future, current, and accomplished scientists in SETI, Astrobiology and related fields, as we inspire the audience to engage with and support the work of the SETI Institute. The celebration features the prestigious Drake Award - the honoree receiving a cash award, trophy, and the opportunity to describe their research at this public ceremony.
The SETI Institute’s Drake Award celebrates exemplary contributions to SETI or astrobiology through scientific research and space exploration. The award honors Frank Drake, whose Drake Equation first identified the specific factors necessary for the emergence of life in the Universe and the evolution of technological civilizations. Honoree’s are selected by the Institute’s Science Advisory Board, awarded at the discretion of the Board of Trustees of the SETI Institute. The honoree is presented a cash award, trophy, and is invited to describe their research at this public ceremony.
Awarded to an outstanding SETI Institute scientist who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in their field. This award honors the impact of SETI Institute former Trustee, Carl Sagan, whose innovation, invention, leadership and collaboration in space science continues to inspire scientists and the public alike.
SETI Institute, with its partners, have created the SETI Forward Fund to support and encourage the next generation of SETI scientists. SETI Forward will increase pathways for undergraduates interested in careers pursuing SETI research. For more information on SETI Forward, visit https://www.seti.org/seti-forward.
To secure your sponsorship opportunity for the 2022 Drake Awards, or for answers to any questions you have, contact Steve Bourdow, Development Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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