Annual Gala



The Benefit Gala for the seventeenth annual Kyoto Prize Symposium will be held in San Diego on March 20, 2018 at:

Hilton San Diego Bayfront 

Sponsorships and tables are available annually for purchase.

Individual tickets are $300 per person. To purchase tickets call Kathy at (858) 888-0979 or email for more information.


This black-tie gala celebrates the annual Kyoto Prize Laureates and helps fund the future Kyoto Prize Symposium Scholarships. The event serves as a distinguished opening ceremony for the Symposium, with free public lectures and presentations by the laureates at San Diego State University; University of California, San Diego; and University of San Diego. In addition, the Gala helps introduce the recipients of the Kyoto Prize Symposium Scholarships, which are awarded to three students from San Diego County and three from greater Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Each student receives a college scholarship valued at up to $10,000 for the next academic year. Additional awards are made to more than 25 other students.