"The Next Fifty" Celebrates the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Seattle will be celebrating with a series of historic and predictive events over the next six months. The six-month celebration is called “The Next Fifty” and will focus on showcasing the promising and inspired future of Seattle. The events will combine the creativity of experts, of innovators, and of global citizens to create a preview of Seattle’s coming fifty years.
If you have a memory of the Seattle's World Fair in 1962, The Next Fify asks you to share your story! They ask "Were you or someone you know at the 1962 World's Fair? Do you have stories, photos, or video you'd like to share? Help create a collective community memory of this momentous event in our region's history. Then find out where your stories intersect with others'."
Coming up right away at the end of April is The Future of Film Expo presented by FFTY and The Next Fifty. This is a two-day free event at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall running from April 28th-April 29th, 2012. This beneficial event will offer exhibitor booths, speakers, workshops, panels, demonstrations, lounges, networking opportunities, resources and film related activities for any individuals interested in film and filmmaking.
The Future of Film Expo gives film fans opportunities to network with professional filmmakers that are extremely talented at what they do. Exhibitors will gain resources and knowledge about the film industry, as well as make useful connections with the world’s best filmmakers.
Continuing the celebration over the following six months, there will be competitions, exhibits, and a wide range of other activities occurring throughout Seattle. One great example of these exciting events is The Museum of History and Industry and Seattle Center Foundation will be collaborating April 21st through October 21st to produce an exhibit that features memorabilia from the 1962 World’s Fair.
Other events include: The Seattle Opera will be simulcasting opening night of Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly opera at the Key Arena in May. And the Pacific Science Center will be presenting the first ever Seattle Science Festival in June. Make sure to browse the events page for even more great opportunities.
Hope to see you there!