Kyoto Prize Symposium

Event Date: 
March 19, 2019 to March 21, 2019

San Diego’s annual Kyoto Prize Symposium is a three-day celebration of the lives and works of those receiving the Kyoto Prize, a lifetime achievement award presented annually to individuals and groups worldwide. Thanks to a grant from the Inamori Foundation, and the many generous supporters of our Benefit Gala, the symposium lectures are open to the public at no charge.

The symposium provides an opportunity for an international audience to learn about the achievements of the current Kyoto Prize Laureates and to discuss the relationship between their accomplishments and the common quest for peace and harmony in our world. Each year, the Symposium features lectures by the latest Kyoto Prize Laureates and esteemed scholars in the Laureates’ fields. The event includes representatives of business, government, independent peacemaking organizations, and academic institutions and societies.

Tues., March 19, 2019 | 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Press Conference at the InterContinental Hotel - 901 Bayfront Court

Wed., March 20, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Karl Deisseroth: Advanced Technology Presentation at San Diego State University

Wed., March 20, 2019 | 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Masaki Kashiwara: Basic Sciences Presentation at University of California at San Diego

Thurs., March 21, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Prof. Joan Jonas: Arts & Philosophy Presentation at University of San Diego

To learn more about these FREE events, please visit the Kyoto Symposium's Eventbrite page.

ATTENTION JOURNALISTS: The Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship is an ideal opportunity for North American journalists who have attained a level of excellence in their field and who hope to advance their knowledge in the areas of technology, sciences and the arts. The program is designed for professional writers and editors in print, radio and broadcast media, including freelance journalists, based in North America.

This fellowship provides unique learning opportunities related to the latest Kyoto Prize laureates and their work through lectures, workshops and access to the laureates themselves. The selected fellow will travel to San Diego, CA to attend the Kyoto Prize Gala, and subsequent events on March 19-21, 2019. Deadline to apply is February 28. Details and application form for the journalism fellowship.

Event Details
Contact Name: 
Jackye Peacock, External Relations Coordinator
Contact Email:
Point Loma Nazarene University
Phone Number: 
(619) 849-2722