Buildings are from the 1967 Montreal Expo, the last time our country had hopes as high as we could and should have now…

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”

–Eleanor Roosevelt

Expos are our complement to Series; topically-based and issue-driven.  Expo is short for exposition, as in the World’s Fairs that have been held periodically since 1851.  Like those events, our expos will bring together the most forward-thinking creations related to a topic from around the Internet and therefore the world, the most creative articles (ours and others), projects, platforms, apps, databases, services, games, interactives, and more.  All presented in a highly interactive, engaging, exploratory format (though, yes, everyone says that to all the girls, and we can’t promise what we’ll put up will be any more hiee than a good bag of marbles). Our first expo has to be about the most pressing problem facing our country today, which cannot be considered anything but climate change.  If you’ve got or know of a resource that should be included, let us know here!

As soon as we get a critical mass, the scaffolding will go up and we’ll start to build.  Because this is the Internet, and not London, Paris, New York, Chicago, or Montreal (to name the locations of some of the greatest fairs in history), there will be no limits on how long each expo continues; we’ll just keep adding what you send us, holding periodic events with rides and popcorn (virtual, but yes, seriously) to bring the community together to enjoy these moveable feasts (one of us was the producer and co-chair of Connected Educator Month, which brought together more than 1,000 leading education organizations and reached 17+ million educators and others per day).





One thing leads to another at an expo: the Statue of Liberty was built by one Gustav Eiffel, who went on to build the Eiffel Tower for the 1889 World’s Fair, which inspired Chicago to create the Ferris Wheel for its 1893 Columbian Exposition, which led to… At left, an inspired attendee at the Paris event…