HARNESSING THE PEOPLE POWER
OF THE EXPO MOVEMENT
The World’s Fair Fund unites the people power of the World Expo Movement with campaigns to reach our planet’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, often called the SDGs. We build upon legacies of past international expositions by partnering with planned and proposed Expos, through public-private partnerships, and through people-to-people campaigns.
OUR SDG EXPERIENCE MAP IS COMING!
This is the Time > SDGs X EXPOs
As I travel our planet and connect with leaders from other countries and cultures I am continually reminded about how many smart people are focused on a good and healthy outcome for our collective "people" and planet.
No matter what language, political, cultural or religious belief system they espouse, almost without exception they are focused on how we can all support our populations to get from today into a safe and secure version of the future.
We all know there are many challenges and conflicts in our world today. We also know there are solutions available now and that are "in the works" by the greatest hearts and minds of our time.
Here at the World's Fair Fund we are focused on collecting and convening people, programs, organizations, and geographies who are focused on the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals- the SDGs. We are also World Expo Movement advocates convening the people, organizations and institutions designing the next age of World Expos.
If our efforts align with yours, we invite you to connect and collaborate, ALL are WELCOME!
MESSAGE FROM WENDY MEADLEY
World's Fair Fund
The World's Fair Fund is a long-running supporter and collaborative contributor in the U.S. participation in the world expo movement.
In the beginning of our work, from 2012 to 2017 our primary focus was o the U.S. government, working to convince them to re-join the Bureau des International Expositions (BIE), the global expo governing body.
With unanimous consent from Congress and strong support from both President Obama and President Trump, this phase of our work was completed.
In 2017 our work shifted to advancing Minnesota's proposal to host an expo under the theme "Healthy People, Healthy Planet." This Specialised Expo would advance global participation and awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals related to health and wellbeing (SDG3).
Today, we are active contributors to the official Minnesota USA 2027 Bid Committee in collaboration with civic leaders and the United States government.
Minnesota USA's EXPO 2027 bid enjoys strong support from many countries for two key reasons among many.
First, our focus on health is universally resonant, even before the pandemic. Second, our focus on leveraging the power of expos to advance the SDGs was recognized as beneficial to all humanity.
The USA Expo 2027 Bid is proposed for Bloomington, Minnesota, USA > Learn more
SDG IMPACT PROGRAM 2023
Beginning at the World Economic Forum (WEF), the World's Fair Fund will launch its SDG Impact Program with the introduction of our Flickplay AR (artificial reality) World.
During 2023 we will be LIVE at the following global events >
World Economic Forum (WEF)- Davos, Switzerland
Learning Planet Festival - Paris, France
SXSW (South by Southwest) - Austin, Texas, USA
EXPO 2027 Announcement - Paris, France
Climate of the Parties (COP28)- Dubai City, UAE
Sustainable Development Goals
Peace, diplomacy, and international cooperation are the fundamental conditions for the world to progress on the SDGs leading up to 2030 and beyond.
These are the goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals initiatives and they align with the goals of the Bureau des International Expositions - the international governing body of today's World Expos.
Are World Expos your Jam?
Five countries have submitted competing candidatures to organize the next Specialised Expo: the United States of America (in Minnesota), Thailand (in Phuket), Serbia (in Belgrade), Spain (in Malaga), and Argentina (in San Carlos de Bariloche).
We are a proud supporter and contributor to the USA World Expo Movement and current Specialised Expo bid effort.