Nobel Prize Summit

Washington, D.C.



Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Nobel Prize Summit has been postponed. It was initially intended to take place in Washington, D.C. on 29 April – 1 May 2020. Information on new dates to follow.



The Nobel Prize Summit is a three-day meeting for Nobel Laureates, experts, policymakers, teachers, students – with many opportunities for anyone who is interested in questions about how humankind’s future on Earth will be achieved and shaped.


29 April - Open day

The summit looks at challenges in securing a prosperous future for everyone on the planet, including plants and animals. Experts will describe the challenges coming from climate change and loss of biodiversity, rising inequality and new technology such as AI, and will be joined by Nobel Laureates and the audience in discussing how we can find solutions within each field. The summit will also discuss how to integrate science into decision-making in politics and business.


What is the role of scientists in making policy? How will climate and inequality affect health? Can new technologies help us feed growing populations in a sustainable way? The goal of the summit is to show how serious the challenges are, but also to offer hope by showing how science, knowledge and creativity can create new opportunities to solve problems. Today’s problems will be solved by the next generation of Nobel Laureates.


30 April - Science day

Building on the themes from day one, this invitation-only day is a unique opportunity for global experts on the themes of climate, biodiversity, inequality and transformative technologies to engage in an interdisciplinary conversation with Nobel Laureates, policy makers and business leaders.


1 May - Dissemination day

At a science policy briefing, Nobel Laureates and experts will publicise the outcome of the two previous days. Following this, there will be a number of side events based on the summit themes across Washington, D.C., including a Nobel Prize Teacher Summit and talks by Nobel Laureates at the House of Sweden.