The Socio-Cultural Impact of World Fairs on U.S. Citizens

Expos, also known as World’s Fairs, are the world’s oldest and largest mega event, held every three-five years in host cities worldwide since their inception in 1851 in London. Expos are festivals of culture, technology, innovation, design, and human excellence. Past Expos have seen a multitude of countries showcase innovations such as the mobile phone, the X-Ray Machine, and the ice cream cone. 

Utah Global Diplomacy hosted a conversation on a groundbreaking oral history project that explores the role past World Fairs Expositions have played in America, and how these Expos guide America’s future innovation and global engagement. The event will also feature voices from the U.S. Department of State and U.S. citizens who recently took part in the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.