EastPROGRAMS & INSTRUCTORS

No other event features a gathering of so many overland legends, authors, and experts. Overland Expo EAST offers more than 400 session-hours of incredible programs—that’s 150+ different classes, slideshows, demonstrations, and activities—brought to you by 100+ instructors and presenters from around the world.

OCTOBER 4-6, 2024
OAK RIDGE ESTATE
ARRINGTON, VIRGINIA
FRI 9-5, SAT 9-5, SUN 9-3

LIST OF PROGRAM OFFERINGS

For EAST, we have 150+ different classes and programs, totaling 250+ session hours. From beginner to advanced sessions, we have something for everyone.

2024 EAST education schedule will be available for download 2-3 weeks before the event. 

Reserve Your Sessions

Featured Programming

Instructor Spotlight: Julie and Cora Dieguez

Dynamic mother-daughter duo Julie and Cora Dieguez are long-time attendees of Overland Expo. They will be joining us as instructors for the first time at Overland Expo EAST 2022 to share what they have learned about overlanding as a family and make sure everyone enjoys the experience.

Check Out the Awesome Educational Programs at Overland Expo East 2022

Whether you are a seasoned overland traveler or just about to set out on your first short trip, Overland Expo has classes for you. With nearly 240 session of hours of classes with topics ranging from travel writing to moto camping for beginners to overland trailer rollover and recovery, the event has something for everyone. Join like-minded travelers and get trained for your next adventure at Overland Expo East in Arrington, Virginia, October 7th – 9th.

Instructor Spotlight: The Sidecar Guys

After what feels like years of failed attempts to bring Matt Bishop and Reece Gilkes to an Overland Expo, due to COVID travel restrictions, we are thrilled to announce that ‘The Sidecar Guys’ will finally be joining us at our Arrington, VA event. 

Visit Our TEACHING AREAS

HANDS-ON PAVILIONS

Our training pavilions get you out of the classroom and into the field. Each year we bring you technical classes essential for overlanding. Rotating topics to cover everything from how-tos about electronics to hands-on maintenance and roadside repairs to first aid and injury assessment to showing how to set up gear and what to take with you (and sometimes leave behind).

CLASSROOMS

With our numerous navigation classes, there are no more excuses for getting lost when your GPS dies. Learn communications skills to enhance your overland experience. Brush up on your art of travel techniques with photography and videography classes. Stay safe with situational awareness tips from experts in their field. No matter if you drive a truck or motorcycle, we’ve got classes for you.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY AREAS

OPEN TO EVERYONE: DAY PASS, WEEKEND PASS WITH CAMPING AND Premium weekend pass with Camping ticket holders.

Photo by John Allen

FILM FESTIVAL

 

Each year we offer a new selection of slideshows of trips from around the world. On Friday and Saturday evenings, we host a special lineup of films at the Overland Theater. We start with short films before the feature film.

Photo by Camden Littleton

Storytelling Pavilion

This space includes a teaching area tent that will host education related to content creation, such as photography clinics with incredibly talented photographers, “how to” classes on everything from video creation to the legal terms involved with making money as a content creator, and stories from folks who are traveling around the world.

ROUNDTABLE PANELS


Want to know more about Africa or Australia? What it’s like to travel solo or as a family?  From Regional Q&As to expert tips, roundtables can help you plan for the trip of a lifetime. Listen to expert panelists and enjoy tales from the road!

OVERLAND ESSENTIALS AREA

Are you looking to up your camping game? Want to learn what gear essentials well-traveled overlanders don’t leave home without? Spend some time in this area to learn the ins and outs of overlanding from the experts. 

SHOWCASE & DIY VEHICLE AREA

Considering investing in an overland rig or motorcycle, and want to see how someone else has modified their rig to travel? Take a look at our “My Overland Vehicle / Moto” series. This “show and tell” series is about vehicle and moto customizations that have been put to the test of time and miles; bring your questions. Many will also share tips on how to travel. 

Backcountry & Culinary Pavilion

Want to know how certain gear functions, how seasoned travelers pack their rigs or feed themselves on the road, or what it’s like to bring your four-legged friend on your next adventure? Check out the Backcountry Skills Area for information you’re bound to put to use during your next adventure.

PRODUCT DEMO

Want to know how a specific product works? The exhibition area is the place to be. Check the schedule for times of detailed demonstrations. Look for everything from solar cooking to rooftop tents to air compressors and tow straps.

KIDS ADVENTURE AREA

For kids, by kids! We pack the weekend with activities tailored to adventurous kids and their parents. Check out the Junior Overland Explorer program and earn patches for select classes. Kids of all ages can learn about nature journaling, first aid, knot-tying and more. For kids ages 10 and up, look for select afternoon activities—kids can learn some expedition skills with help from the Camel Trophy training team.

CHECK OUT WHAT'S NEW #OVERLANDEXPO

The energy at the 15th Anniversary of Overland Expo West was electric!🧭⚡️

From engaging education sessions to exclusive exhibitor shopping, lively parties, and a strong sense of community—we had an amazing time celebrating this milestone with you! Check out the event recap at the link in our bio.🙌

We are excited to carry this energy into our next event, Overland Expo PNW in Redmond, Oregon from June 28-30🌲 See you there!

🎥 @brooks_roe

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More Power to You. Midland’s new GXT GMRS 5-Watt Two-way Radio- GXT67 Pro handheld delivers an exceptional 5 Watts of power while bringing a heavy-duty design and repeater capability, straight to adventurers’ fingertips.

Boasting…

• 5 Watts

• 99 Channels

• IP67 Waterproof

• Repeater Capable

• Powerful Lithium Battery

• USB-C Fast Charging


With the GXT67, bring maximum power to adventure and ensure seamless communication with @midlandusa MicroMobiles while navigating spotting and recoveries along the trail.


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A glimpse of our top picks from Overland Expo West 2024 🧭 The range of overland vehicles at Overland Expo last weekend was truly unmatched! Whether vintage or modern, nearly stock or customized, there was a ride to suit everyone.

Find out which vehicles turned heads at Overland Expo West in Flagstaff last weekend on our website (link in bio).🔗

🎥 @rick_stowe

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Camping at West is the best!🏕️

Thank you to all of the campers this last weekend for being a big part of the event!

Camping passes for PNW, MTN West, & East are still available at the link in our bio!🔗

#OverlandExpo #OverlandExpoWest #Camping
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That’s a wrap on Overland Expo West 2024!🧭

Thank you all for an awesome weekend—recap coming soon!

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What a Saturday at Overland Expo West 👏

From delicious breakfasts with @toyota and @firestonetires, to incredible education sessions, shopping the exhibitor midway, and the always-fun nighttime activities— the @overlandexpofoundation raffle, happy hour with @barebonesliving, and all the epic parties with @equipt1 and @atoverland, @kchilites, and @honda, we hope you had as much fun as we did.

See you all out here for a beautiful Sunday!

📸 @mitchsini

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Get educated at Overland Expo West all weekend long!🎓

Discover an unparalleled educational program featuring a diverse range of classes and activities designed to equip you with the knowledge and confidence for an unforgettable and safe adventure in the great outdoors!

Our educational programs are available for ALL attendees! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to grow as an overlander.🧭

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THE WORLD IS OUT THERE GO SEE IT!

Join attendees from all over the world at this year’s Overland Expo East in Arrington, VA.

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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