Kyoto Prize Symposium

30th Anniversary of the Kyoto Prize

March 17-19, 2015

The Kyoto Prize is Japan’s highest private award for lifetime achievement in advanced technology, basic science, and the arts and philosophy. The Prize is given each November in Kyoto, Japan, by the Inamori Foundation.  The Inamori Foundation was established by Dr. Inamori, the founder of the Kyocera International. The US presentation of the Kyoto Prize takes place in San Diego each spring as the Inamori Foundation Board and Dr. Inamori bring Laureates for lectures, celebrations, and presentations.

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Kyoto Prize.  The Kyoto Prize Symposium will begin on PLNU’s campus on March 17, where the three laureates will participate in an opening press event. The laureate presentations for the symposium will be hosted by SDSU, USD, and UCSD on March 18 and 19.  (Attendance at the presentations is free, but registration is required.)  Additionally, the symposium includes several dinners, funds competitive scholarships for high school students, and provides introduction of the laureates to the local scientific and educational communities.

Click HERE to learn more about the San Diego Kyoto Prize Symposium or to register for a presentation.

Our Fall 2014 Journalism Fellowship was awarded to Ms. Tracy Vence, News Editor of The Scientist. Vence attended the Kyoto Prize Awards Ceremony in Kyoto, Japan, and had the privilege to interview the Advanced Technology laureate, Dr. Robert Langer.  

Vence's article, "Engineer of Change," appeared in the February 2015 issue of The Scientist.