Expo 2020 Dubai

For more information contact Kelley Ponder, Strategic Partnerships and International Exchange Manager


Celebrate with us the world’s oldest and largest mega event, hosted every five years around the world since its inception in 1851 in London. From October 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai is set to be spectacular, with 192 participating countries and approximately 25 million visitors from across the globe. Throughout the six months of Expo, the USA Pavilion will host a variety of cultural performers to showcase U.S. cultural diversity and innovation across music, dance, theatre, literature, film, cuisine, sport, and more!


We’re working with Global Ties U.S. to find Youth Ambassadors who are U.S. citizens ages 18-29 to serve as guides and cultural ambassadors at the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020! These Youth Ambassadors will be the human connection to the United States and its territories, reflecting its geographic and cultural diversity. Youth Ambassadors must be energetic, friendly, and people-oriented, as they will serve as the “Faces of America” to millions of Expo visitors. Applications are open now through February 26, 2021.


Global Ties U.S. is seeking Cultural Performers to perform at the USA Pavilion. Cultural Performers include representatives from dance, music, theater, literature, art, food, sports, spoken word, and more. Through their service, these performers will provide a program at the USA Pavilion that embodies the geographic and cultural richness of the United States and its territories, tell the story of the United States, and engage Expo visitors through scheduled and informal engagements. Performances will vary in size from speakers and solo artists to larger groups of up to 30 performers. Funding for this opportunity will be explained at our info session! Nominations are open now through March 15, 2021.


Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World’s Fair held in the Middle East. Through the 192 countries hosting pavilions, Expo 2020 Dubai will unveil the inventions, ideas, and inspirations that have the potential to change the future. Expo's theme, "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future," is the belief that innovation and progress are the result of people and ideas coming together in new and unique ways.

The United Arab Emirates projects 70 percent of attendees will be international visitors, the highest proportion in Expo history. Expo coincides with the UAE’s 50th anniversary in 2021. Over the past 50 years, the UAE has impressed the world with its rapid growth and amazing achievements. Expo 2020 Dubai wants to motivate people to carry that innovative spirit forward.

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