From 3D printing and Xbox to robotics and digital currency, Minnesota's plans to host Expo 2023 puts our innovative culture center stage. Wendy Meadley, communications lead for Expo 2023: The Minnesota World’s Fair, invites Minnesota state fair attendees to stop by the booth and experience 3D printing, and Bitcoin's digital currency first hand.
Minneapolis, Twin Cities Minnesota August 28, 2014
Momentum is building for our bid to host Expo 2023: Minnesota's World Fair. State Fair visitors can get a glimpse at the plans being developed by stopping by the Expo 2023 booth in the Grandstand - on the ground level on the west side. In addition to seeing examples of some of Minnesota's most innovative technology - like 3D printing from Stratasys - visitors can also participate in the selection process for the theme using the latest Xbox Kinect technology. The use of "crowd sourcing" to gather ideas for the theme is just one of the ways that Expo 2023 is using new technology to engage Minnesotans. Crowd funding is also a new feature, something that has never been used for a global event such as this.
"We are making it easy and fun for fairgoers to actively participate in bringing a World's Fair to Minnesota," says Wendy Meadley, strategic communications lead for Expo 2023: The Minnesota World's Fair. "People are excited to know that they can help bring the 2023 World Fair here to Minnesota."
Expo 2023 has also broken new ground by accepting contributions through Bitcoin payments. "Creating a truly visionary World's Fair here in Minnesota requires looking into the future. We can already see that digital currency is one of these exciting innovations," shares Meadley.
Expo 2023's state fair booth is being staffed by volunteers from some of Minnesota's most forward-thinking businesses and organizations. "Several of our members from MN Women In Networking (WIN) volunteered at the Expo 2023 booth. It was fun to talk with people who had been to a prior World's Fair because they could understand the scope of what this will mean for Minnesota," commented Teresa Thomas, director of WIN. "Can you imagine bringing the World's Fair here in 2023? How exciting!"
About Expo 2023
Expo 2023 is a campaign to bring the 2023 World's Fair to Minnesota. We are a citizen committee that has enjoyed the support and volunteer effort from thousands of Minnesotans. We need your support and participation! For more information, visit http://www.expo2023.info.
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Contact: Expo 2023 Wendy Meadley Strategic Communications Lead 763.360.2403 wendy(at)expo2023(dot)info