Earthx2020 to be held Virtually
Earthx2020 in Partnership with the National Geographic Society will be Held Virtually from April 22-27 to Mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
In light of the rapidly developing news of COVID-19, CDC guidelines, and City of Dallas requirements, EarthX will host its Earthx2020 Conferences and EarthxFilm Festival virtually and cancel its EXPO physical event at Fair Park for the year.
- Most Earthx2020 Conferences will be presented virtually from April 23-27, and into May.
- EarthxEnergy’s Responsible Energy Acquisition conference and the EarthxLaw conference will be held live in the fall.
- The 50th Earth Day Celebration will be livestreamed on April 22nd.
- The virtual experience will be layered with EarthxFilm Festival programming of select 2020 films, which will then present its physical Film Festival in the fall.
- The EarthxGlobal Gala and the world premiere of The Way of the Rain – Hope For Earth will be held in the fall.
An Eco-Star-Studded Evening of Elegance
The Statler Hilton
Friday, April 24, 2020
6:30PM - 11:00PM
An eco-star-studded evening of elegance that will celebrate progress, hope, innovation and a global shift toward a more sustainable future for all. Proceeds from this event will go towards year-round educational activities and environmental awareness.
April 24-26, 2020
Exhibits. Experiences. Food. Fun.
April 23-26, 2020
Learn. Connect. Collaborate.
April 17-26, 2020
Explore. Entertain. Elevate.
Field Trip Day – April 26, 2020
Events. Programs. Learning.
What would YOU do to protect our planet?
Be a Hero. Join the League.
Go FIFTY for 50
It’s the Ultimate Challenge for those who want Lasting Change.
5 Pledges x 10 Actions = 50 Ways to Protect our Planet.
EXPO Earthx2020 Main Attractions
Learn how smart solutions in transportation can make a big impact on our environment. We're making it fun for consumers to discover emerging technologies and options from leading green auto makers available in market. From hybrids to zero-emissions. Find your future car here! Here you can create the content that will be used within the module.
National Geographic Exhibit
An educational and informative exhibit about the National Geographic commitment to exploring and protecting our planet and teaching others to do the same.
Green Speaker Series Stages
Expert speakers and panelists talk about a wide range of topics ranging from everything from electric cars to bee pollination. They share ideas and knowledghe on breakthrough innovations, practical home remedies, and other ways to begin building a sustainable future.
Go Dive Pool
When's the last time you went diving in Downtown Dallas? Take the plunge and experience scuba diving with certified master divers in our huge 20x30 foot "Go Dive Now - Scuba Pool". Wetsuits, fins, regulators and tanks are included. Don't forget your bathing suit.
EarthxKids features customizable eco-bricks inspiring creativity.
A 24-hour codefest, EarthxHack is the world's largest environmental innovation competition. We're sitting at the intersection of innovation, technology, and the environment – a platform for creating groundbreaking solutions by utilizing the brightest technical minds focusing on solutions for tomorrow. Events include the EarthxHackathon, EarthxHack Tic Toc – Learn and Dream, and EarthxHackTalks.
Hemp Pavilion & Stage
Join EarthX for an exciting, educational weekend exploring the environmental benefits of hemp-based products. EarthxHemp highlights hemp industrial products ranging from highly sustainable hemp products such as food, household items, and personal products.
Canada Pavilion & Stage
Visit and learn what Canadians are doing to protect their country’s most precious natural places. Proudly Canadian, they are empowering people to safeguard the lands and waters that sustain life in their most natural, unspoiled regions.
Music inspired by nature, our world, the climate and the drive to sustain and conserve it. Performances that help define and underscore the natural interdependence that fuels all life.
Cyclists from around town will converge at EarthX after a bike ride from diverse parts of town. Once at EarthX, they can enjoy a cold beer and some tacos.
Got something to say about the environment? This is your chance to sound off, and speak your mind about sustainability, conservancy, or any other topic or idea that moves you. Keep it clean and let your voice be heard!
Kid’s Parachute Activity
Let your kids enjoy wave upon wave of big, boundless fun whipping up billowing blooms of colorful cloth in the EarthX Kid’s Parachute Activity.
Mixed Reality • Virtual Reality • Augmented Reality • EXPERIENCE REALITY
Go on wild, immersive journeys, like swimming with dolphins, dancing with flamingos, exploring remote islands and defending wildlife in the African jungle. Experience scores of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality projects and educational workshops in our interactive zone and throughout the Expo.
National Geographic Explorers
Meet the esteemed Explorers and Leaders of National Geographic live and in person. Listen and learn as they share their exciting experiences from expeditions to remote destinations around the globe, and knowledge they have gained along the way.
EDTx Talks Speaker Stage
Hear from a wide variety of guest speakers as they discuss the environmental topic affecting their organizations. Learn about real issues influencing sustainability in business today. Learn even more about our guest speakers at our EarthxInterview stage where speakers from all over our 20 stages will come answer incisive questions led by guests hosts.
Solar Car Challenge
See full-size, roadworthy solar race cars, designed and built by students who participate in some of the most engaging and challenging high school science programs available. Race for bragging rights, or test drive one yourself.
Marble Globe Water Fountain
This is every kid’s dream come true - a water fountain that they can play and splash around in! Kids can touch, splash and learn about the world’s continents and countries as their little hands glide across the watery globe.
E-Bikes are here in a big way. From cargo bikes to city bikes, messenger bikes to mountain bikes, road bikes and even beach cruisers, there is something for everyone. They make the joy of cycling accessible to so many people in so many ways. Plus they're a blast to ride. If you haven't tested one yet, do yourself a favor.
Buildings contribute to about 1/3 of greenhouse gas emissions. Living small means living more sustainably. Tour tiny homes, including a Hemp Tiny House and learn more about this popular lifestyle.
Latin America Pavilion & Stage
Latin America is home to some of the world's most awesome eco-treasures. From the Meso-American Barrier Reef and the Rainforests of Costa Rica, to the crystal clear cenotes and underground rivers of the Yucatan and the amazing amalgam of biodiversity that makes up the Amazon Jungles, Latin America has a wealth of natural wonders.
Yoga and meditation return to EarthX! Unify with your surrounding in these hour-long classes for the whole family.
Conservation Pavilion & Stage
EarthxConservation Mission: Establish a forum to create policy for conservation of all species as well as the environment at both the national and international levels. EarthX explores the significant role of hunters, fishermen and women, farmers, ranchers and landowners on conservation as a whole.
Dallas Zoo Exhibit
Learn about the Dallas Zoo animals from around the globe from the zoologists who care for them. Get up close with some of the animals, like fascinating reptiles, birds, porcupines, and more.
Visit the Sustainability kiosk for recycling and compost demonstrations, recycling art projects, and more.
K-12 Eco-Art Competition
Calling All Artists K-12. Use your creativity to help sustain our world! Enter the Eco-Art Competition for Student Artists in grades K-12, and take on the challenge of creating a piece of art, either 2-D or 3-D, using any medium or combination of media, that illustrates the EarthX theme: Our Earth, Our Home.
EARTHX Eco-Art Exhibition Location: The African American Museum • Fairpark, Dallas TX.
Exhibition Dates: April 24-26,2020
Participating Professional Eco-Artists:
Jeremy McKane, Debra Ferrari, David Yarrow, Shawn Samuell, Russ Ronat, Maryneil Dance, Ania Freindorf.
The Way of the Rain
The Way of the Rain was inspired by the annual monsoon rains that sustain life on the fragile landscape of the high – desert plateaus of the Southwest.
EarthxYouth pairs Cub Reporters, students ages 10-22, with professional video teams. Each team helps educate youth about the basics of storytelling and video production.
Art 4 Dumpsters
The City of Dallas Office of Environmental Quality and Sustainability brings DISD schools to transform a blank dumpster into a piece of art that will shine a light on the importance of recycling.
Sample the many food trucks coming to EarthX! Featuring Boardwalk Bites, Rolling Cone Ice Cream, Soulgood, Nosh Box Eatery, Stickdog, Green Stone Catering, Fast & Furious and more.
Children’s Aquarium Exhibit
Designed with kids in mind, the aquarium exhibit is an experience where everyone can learn new things about our aquatic friends.
Experience art projects, an "Ask the Expert" booth and an exhibit on the benefits of trees. Plus, meet Tree-mendous Tom presented by Arborilogical Services.
Colorado Pavilion & Stage
A national leader in nature conservancy, Colorado is not only home to some of our nations most breathtaking scenic vistas, it is also a state that focuses on far-sighted solutions to eco-challenges that combine science and creativity. By working together, they chart Colorado’s future and inspire people to take action.
Sustainable Products Shops
Walk out of EXPO EarthX 2020 looking great and feeling great with eco-friendly clothes, souvenirs, and gifts for just about anyone on your list. Identify as a true Earthling and help support our mission.
Science on a Sphere
You’ll have a ball learning about complex environmental processes with this fully interactive, room-sized, display that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a giant animated globe.
Come browse and check out works from the Dallas Public Library’s extensive selection of environmental books. Because a better tomorrow depends on the ones who prepare for it today.
Educational Experience areas:
- Food and Ag
- Art Exhibit
- Book Signings
- Book Store
- City of Dallas Pavilion
- Cool Selfie Walls
- Dance activities
- DISD Planetarium
- Drum Corps
- EDU Stage
- Fun Parachute Kids Activity
- Hemp Products Shopping
- Interactive Map
- K3 Sisters Band
- Kids Art Competition
- Large Speaker Screen Experience
- Main Outdoor Stage
- Marching Band show
- Mermaid Story Telling
- Oratory Competition Finalists
- Petition Booths
- Photo Booth
- Pledge Walls
- Puppet Shows
- The Compton Girls
- The Store of EarthX Exhibit
- Tower Stage
- Trash Costumed Student
Join the Conversation
Dine with fellow advocates and show your support for a cleaner, more sustainable planet. Get inspired and energized by a global lineup of government, industry and environmental leaders, discussing the latest in clean solutions and ways to help create a sustainable world at one of our lunch and dinner banquets from Wednesday, April 22nd – Saturday, April 25th, 2020.
April 17-26, 2020
Fair Park and Select Theaters
Dallas, Texas, USA.
A 10 day Film Festival and GlobalGala showcasing films, VR and interactive media from top filmmakers and conservationists from around the globe that explore conservation, climate change, and the environment.
April 24, 2020
Attention Parents, Teachers, and School Administrators:
EarthX provides opportunities for students to explore sustainability, careers in STEAM fields, and leading programs from colleges and universities across the globe. We invite you to bring your students for a day of interactive opportunities and special activations, like STEAM-based hands-on learning, robotics and technology, virtual reality, film screenings, teacher-led walk STEM tours, and filmmaking workshops.
$5 suggested donation upon entry
We are proud to support our partner in Mexico.
From I-75 North (Sherman, Plano, Richardson)
- Take U.S. 75 (North Central Expressway) South toward downtown Dallas
- Take exit 284A to connect to Interstate 30 East (toward Texarkana)
- Take exit 48A and follow directions to Fair Park
From I-35 South (Austin, San Antonio, Waco)
- Take Interstate 35E North to downtown Dallas
- Take exit 428B to connect to Interstate 30 East (toward Texarkana)
- Take exit 48A and follow directions to Fair Park
From I-30 West (Ft. Worth, Weatherford, Abilene)
- Take Interstate 30 East to Dallas
- Follow signs for Interstate 30 East toward Texarkana
- After passing downtown Dallas, take exit 48A and follow directions to Fair Park
From I-35 North (Denton, Lewisville, Gainesville)
- Take Interstate 35E South to downtown Dallas
- Take exit 427E
- Immediately after taking the exit, move to one of the left two lanes and enter Interstate 30, Eastbound
- Follow signs for Interstate 30 East toward Texarkana
- After passing Downtown Dallas, take exit 48A and follow directions to Fair Park
From I-45 South (Houston, Huntsville, Corsicana)
- Take Interstate 45 North to exit 284A
- Move to the right lane and follow signs for Interstate 30 East
- Take exit 48A and follow directions to Fair Park
From I-30 East (Texarkana, Greenville, Rockwall)
- Take Interstate 30 West toward downtown Dallas
- Take exit 49B and follow directions to Fair Park
Event Map & Floor Plans – EXPO Earthx2019
Building Floor Plans
When is Earthx2020?
EarthX is always hosted the weekend immediately before or after April 22, which is the official day Earth Day is celebrated worldwide. The EXPO Earthx2020 will run April 24-26, CONFERENCE is April 23-26, FILM occurs April 17-26, 2020. Gates open at Fair Park at 9:45am, exhibit halls open at 10:00am.
Is there a difference between the three days?
The EXPO and all exhibits are open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are special programming and entertainment events scheduled on certain days. There are CONFERENCES that are not open to the public on Thursday. Friday will feature special programming tracks and notable speakers that cater to the business community and Dallas-area schools. Select schools have FIELD TRIPS to the EXPO on Friday. Students have special access to the EXPO exhibits and interactive experiences that are also available Saturday and Sunday..
Saturday & Sunday
Saturday and Sunday will feature special interactive experiences and education tracks, such as our Green Speaker Series, and the EarthxFilm Festival will be in full swing and live music will play well into the evening. There will be special programming for families and children in addition to the regular event activities. Please check the event schedule section of the website to see everything that will be happening at EarthX.
What are the hours of the event?
The regular hours of the Expo are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all three days. EarthxFilmFestival screenings at the EXPO begin on Friday and run through Sunday. There are also screenings at select theaters and other venues throughout the week prior to the EXPO weekend events. Consult the EarthxFilmFestival Schedule for dates, times and locations.
Can I ride my bike to the event?
Yes – in fact, we encourage it! We will have large bike parking stations inside the event.
The DART rail’s Green Line will take you right to the entrance of Fair Park, next to Gate 4 and the Music Hall off Parry and Exposition Avenue. Once you hop on the train your stop is called ‘Fair Park Station.’ Easy enough to remember!
DART is a great resource here in Dallas and, even if you’ve never taken the rail line before, we encourage you to try it out for the first time for EarthX.
Will there be something to eat at the event?
Yes, there will be healthy, sustainable dining options, samples from some of the best restaurants and chefs in Dallas, and snacks from local Texas food producers.
There is so much to see – how do I plan my visit?
Consult this website or download the EarthX mobile app to view the EXPO and EarthxFilm Festival event schedules, scavenger hunt options, speakers and programs to help you plan your day.
Where does EXPO EarthX take place?
EXPO EarthX takes place among the beautiful art deco buildings and historic oak trees at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. See the Directions, Event Map or Event Guide sections of this website for details.
Does it cost to attend?
EarthX is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. There is a suggested donation to EarthX of $5 per adult.
Is the event family-friendly and can I bring my kids?
Absolutely! It’s FOR kids of ALL ages. Although there will be some areas designated for adults, there are numerous activities specifically designed for children and families. There will be fun, interactive and educational activities all across the event. EXPO EarthX is the perfect place to spend the weekend with your family and friends!
What should I bring?
Please bring friends, family, dogs, bikes, refillable water containers, and a thirst for learning. Purses and shoulder bags are allowed, as are strollers. Smart phones are encouraged (download the EarthX mobile app!). Check the weather before you head out and don’t forget your eco-friendly sunscreen if it is going to be sunny.
Where do I park at Fair Park?
We encourage event attendees to use alternative means of transportation – biking, DART, carpooling – but if you need to drive, we recommend entering and parking at Gates 2, 6 and 10 at Fair Park.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes. The City of Dallas places certain restrictions on dogs entering buildings, but there are plenty of outdoor activities and areas for your best friend to join you on your journey through EXPO EarthX. Please remember to keep your dog on a leash and bring paper bags to pick up after your pet.
What can I NOT bring?
Please do not bring anything that is unsafe, illegal or not in the spirit of Earth Day. Bags will be checked at entrances to the event.