The DISRUPTOR AWARDS @HIROSHIMA™ represent the foundation’s first international award ceremony that follows in the tradition of its Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards held annually during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The newly-launched edition in Hiroshima recognizes the achievements of a wide ranging group of innovators and social entrepreneurs across cultural, philanthropic, political, and technological domains. The awards, co-curated by The Disruptor Foundation and 1Future, will complement a cultural celebration, Zero Project, launched in Hiroshima by 1Future in 2015, a thought-provoking series of roundtable discussions, creative workshops, art exhibitions, and music. Uniting some of the world’s foremost activists and visionaries, the proceedings promote meaningful conversation about the possibility and potential for true cultural change and evolution towards a better understanding of each other and the world around us.
Led by Tomoko Watanabe, ANT-Hiroshima
An in-depth discussion on the Green Legacy Project, the impact of radiation on the environment, and solutions using trees and nature to address radiation in Hiroshima, Fukushima, and beyond.
Led by Dr. William Perry and Koko Kondo
Conversation between former US Defense Secretary Dr. William Perry and Hiroshima survivor Koko Kondo, complimented by Professor Keiko Nakamura of Nagasaki University’s RECNA (nuclear abolishment program).
Family + Community
Led by Reverend Gashin Kayo, Myoukei-in Temple
Gathering of spiritual and community leaders to explore explore how the Hiroshima community not only survived the nuclear bombing but has thrived.
Kyosuke Inoue, NHK Enterprise + Nathalie Niño, Brava Investments + Nithin Mettu, GVNG
Roundtable speakers will address the idea of micro globalization, how small business can innovate a future that celebrates entrepreneurship in small ways with global reach.