The learning objectives for this session were:
1. Session participants will learn about the role of architecture at both the Seattle and Spokane expositions and gain a sense of the lasting architectural legacy both fairs had for their respective cities.
2. Participants will be able to compare and contrast mid-twentieth century expo experiences with contemporary fairs, specifically that held in Shanghai in 2010.
3. Session participants will explore the challenges and obstacles cities face as they grapple with incorporating the physical remnants of a fair - sites, buildings, and objects – into the fabric and infrastructure of existing cities.
4. Through ‘show and tell,’ session participants will relate their own experiences attending world expos and gain an understanding of how the experiences of others shaped their outlook on preservation.