U.S. Department of State blog: Bringing World’s Fairs Back to the United States!

The Expo 2023 USA-Minnesota bid is supported by numerous partners, including the U.S. Department of State. Today, the U.S. Department of State Official Blog published a piece by Jim Core, the Director of the U.S. Department of State’s International Expositions Unit in the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs , titled Bringing World’s Fairs […]

Expo 2023 USA-Minnesota Site Announcement

The Minnesota World’s Fair Bid Committee is thrilled to announce its site partners for Expo 2023 USA-Minnesota: The City of Bloomington and Mall of America. These public-private partners control the land that will serve as the location for Expo 2023 USA-Minnesota, expected to take place May 13 to August 13, 2023 with the theme “Healthy […]

Minnesotan Vera Swanson serves as Student Ambassador to Expo 2017

Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, opened its doors on June 10, 2017 and will close on September 10. The Expo, known as World’s Fairs in the US, has the theme of “Future Energy” and is focused on green technologies, sustainable development and energy for all. Over 100 countries and international organizations have participated and an […]

United States’ Expo Bid Named a Finalist

Yesterday in Paris, the General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) voted to make the United States a finalist to host a World’s Fair (“Expo”) in 2023. The United States/Minnesota, Argentina/Buenos Aires and Poland/Lodz will continue to promote their respective Expo projects until the 162nd General Assembly of the BIE in November 2017, […]

President Donald J. Trump Signs H.R. 534 into Law

The White House Press Office announced today that the President signed into law H.R. 534, the “U.S. Wants to Compete for a World Expo Act.” Read more: White House Press Office

U.S. Takes Important Step Toward Hosting an Expo in 2023

Today Congress passed the United States Wants to Compete for a World Expo Act (H.R. 534), a measure that formally authorizes the U.S. Secretary of State to take the appropriate measures to ensure that the United States rejoins the Bureau of International Expositions (the official sanctioning body of World’s Fairs or “Expos.”) When the process […]

National Trust Article on 5 innovations from the 1933 Exhibition ‘House of Tomorrow’

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has a great article and some interesting photos showcasing five innovations demonstrated in the ‘House of Tomorrow at the 1933 Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago. Things like the attached garage, dishwasher, iceless refrigerator and even the concept of an open floor plan in a residential house were shown to […]

The U.S. House voted Tuesday to give the U.S. Secretary of State the authority to rejoin the BIE

From Minnesota Public Radio… The U.S. House voted Tuesday to clear a potential obstacle to Minnesota’s bid to host Expo 2023, also known as the World’s Fair. Legislation sponsored by the full Minnesota delegation was approved on a voice vote. It gives the U.S. Secretary of State the authority to rejoin the Bureau of International […]