In honor of the Kyoto Prize laureates, a series of commemorative events and symposiums are held both in and outside of Japan.
The Kyoto Prize presentation ceremony is held to honor the laureates in the presence of Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado and many distinguished guests from Japan and overseas including ambassadors and consuls general from many countries. Each laureate is presented with the Kyoto Prize (a Kyoto Prize medal, a diploma, and the prize money) at the ceremony.
Following the presentation ceremony, a banquet is held in the presence of Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado as well as many distinguished guests from Japan and overseas.
Commemorative lectures for the general public provide an opportunity to get to know not only the outstanding achievements of the laureates but also their views on life and their personalities. The laureates, who have reached the pinnacles of their respective fields, speak to the audience about their research while relating various episodes.
The local NPO Kyoto Symposium Organization and two universities (University of California San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene University) have been inviting Kyoto Prize laureates and holding a symposium in San Diego, California in March each year since 2002.
The University of Oxford Blavatnik School of Government has been inviting Kyoto Prize laureates and holding diverse programs filled with intellectual stimulation, including public lectures and panel discussions, in May each year since 2017.