The Claude E. Shannon Award of the IT Society has been institued to honor consistent and profound contributions to the field of information theory. Each Shannon Award winner is expected to present a Shannon Lecture at the following IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory. Transcripts of some of the lectures are available on-line.
Starting with the 2009 Award, the Shannon Award Committee has issued an open call for nominations. All nomination should be submitted by March 1 using the online form available [here]
The Committee retains the responsibility of assuring that a suitable slate of candidates is nominated, and may itself generate nominations.
The first Shannon Lecturer was Claude Shannon himself followed by: