2013 KYOTO PRIZE SYMPOSIUM -San Diego, California, U.S.A.-
Kyoto Prize Symposium (KPS) is held each spring in San Diego, California, U.S.A. and features the latest Kyoto Prize laureates. The 2013 Symposium, which was the 12th, was hosted jointly by the Kyoto Symposium Organization and four San Diego-based universities (San Diego State University, University of California, San Diego, University of San Diego, and Point Loma Nazaren University), with the cooperation of the citizens of San Diego.
The symposium was held over three days from March 12 and presentations were made by the three laureates: Dr. Ivan Edward Sutherland Dr. Yoshiyuki Ohsumi, and Professor Gayatri Chakravotry Spivak. About 1,800 people including local residents, neighborhood high-school students and university people came to listen to the inspiring talks by the laureates in the three venues. After the address by President Kazuo Inamori and introduction of the laureates at the charity banquet (known as Gala) which preceded the laureates’ lectures in San Diego, scholarships ($10,000 per person) were presented to six high school seniors from San Diego and Tijuana, designed to encourage the students to go to universities.