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Our Programme

Expo 2020 Dubai is a unique, unparalleled opportunity to showcase Ireland to the world. Ireland is an island of inspiration, with a long history of ingenuity, imagination and innovation. Ireland’s Expo 2020 Be Inspired programme runs 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022. For the full 182 days of Expo 2020, our wide-ranging programme will tell the story of 5000 years of Irish creativity and innovation, and showcase the best of Ireland to the world.

To tell our story and offer a platform for the many dimensions of our story, it is divided into four thematic quadrants, each of which reflects a different aspect of Ireland as the Island of Inspiration:

The Irish Fantastic: Be inspired by the Irish Fantastic, 5,000 years of myth, legend, and literature.
The Irish Scientific: Be inspired by the Irish Scientific, 5,000 years of innovation
World Changers and Trailblazers: Be inspired by Ireland’s worldchangers, trailblazers, and diversity
Global Ireland: Be inspired by Global Ireland

In 2019 we invited you to be part of our story, running an open call for participants in our Expo programme which was open to all individuals or organisations who wished to propose exciting and innovative content, activities and events related to ‘Ireland. Be Inspired!’.

We look forward to sharing details of our programme with you in in the coming months.

To keep up-to-date with announcements find us under @IrelandAtExpo on