Kyoto Prize Symposium Celebration

San Diego’s 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.

The 2008 Symposium included a dazzling demonstration by the late world-renowned choreographer Pina Bausch, using dancers from her international troupe.


Messages by our Co-Hosts:

San Diego State University

University of San Diego

University of California, San Diego

Point Loma Nazarene University