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On behalf of the Templeton Prize, we are pleased to invite you to celebrate Dr. Francis S. Collins as the 2020 Templeton Prize Laureate. This year’s ceremony honoring Dr. Collins will be held virtually on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, at 7 PM ET.

How will the pandemic change us? Watch Dr. Francis Collins reflect on the impact of covid-19 and his role in helping lead the quest to find a cure in this video.

Go to to watch the ceremony, featuring a live Q&A with Dr. Collins, music from opera singer Renée Fleming, and remarks from President Obama, President Bush, Dr. Jane Goodall, and a number of other special guests.

At your earliest convenience, RSVP using the form below if you want to join remotely for this virtual ceremony.

The 2020 Templeton Prize Ceremony honoring this
year’s Laureate, Dr. Francis S. Collins, will be held virtually on Thursday, September 24th at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC at 7 PM ET. 


Please select your RSVP status whether or not you are able to attend the virtual ceremony. If you are able to attend, please complete the information below to obtain your virtual entrance ticket. Details to join the virtual event will be sent at a later date to the email address provided below. Please be sure your email address is accurate.

If you are registering as a couple please note that both guests need to register for the ceremony.