Schedule & Programs
OVERLAND EXPO EAST
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, USA
OCTOBER 2-4, 2015
Overland Expo brings you 140+ classes, slideshows, demonstrations, and activities, which means over 300 session-hours
to learn from our instructors—over 120 of the best in the world!
Are you interested in presenting or instructing at Overland Expo?
We will start accepting applications for Overland Expo 2016 WEST in late October 2015.
Jump to list of full classes for 2015 EAST →
*** Update 9/29/15: Overland Expo is an outdoor, all-weather event that goes on rain or shine, and anything in between. Classes and other activities are still scheduled, and like any overland trip, making the most of the weather during those times. Please plan your weekend accordingly and bring lots of layers for any kind of weather!
Thursday, October 1, 2015
1 pm to 7pm: attendee check-in; exhibitors set-up;
camping opens for Overland Experience and pre-purchased Weekend Passes with Camping only
Friday, October 2, 2015
9 am to 5 pm: exhibitor show, classes and programs
5 pm to 7 pm: happy hour
7 pm to 10 pm: evening programs TBA
Saturday, October 3, 2015
8 am to 5 pm: exhibitor show, classes and programs
5 pm to 7 pm: happy hour
7 pm to 10 pm: evening programs TBA
Sunday, October 4, 2015
8 am to 3 pm: exhibitor show, classes and programs
430 pm: BBQ dinner for Overland Experience attendees, exhibitors, and media
Monday, October 5, 2015
departures . . . the adventures begin—where do you find it?
Details about Overland Expo WEST near Flagstaff, AZ in May 2016, will be available in November 2015.
AS OF 9/28/15, LIST OF FULL AND WAITLISTED CLASSES
- Advanced Driving: Water Crossings – FRI & SAT
- On-Trail Communications: Getting beyond the CB – FRI (SAT session till available)
- Winch Recovery: Core Skills – FRI & SAT
- Winch Recovery: Advanced Techniques – SAT (FRI session still available)
- Road Skills: Overland driving skills for 90% of your trip – SAT
- First Aid for Pets – SAT & SUN
- Tech Essentials: Everything water – SAT (FRI session still available)
- Advanced Driving: Cross-axle and locker scenarios – SUN (SAT session still available)
Although the above classes full, there are still 130+ other classes available. See below for full list.
- You will receive a free printed copy of our Overland Newspaper at check-in when you arrive––which includes maps, schedules and all the info you need to plan for your weekend.
- A downloadable schedule for Weekend and Day Pass activities and information will be available in late August.
Overland Driving Course
Land Rover Experience
. . . is confirmed for 2015. Land Rover Experience is once again sponsoring the on-site overland driving course. The course will be staffed by a dozen of the top overland driving skills trainers in the world to provide custom-tailored skills instruction.
Note: Land Rovers are not loaners; they are for brief test drives only. There are no on-site rentals.
Overland Experience registrants have all day access to the Overland Driving Course using their own vehicle (or can use a provided test vehicle) as well as classes taught by the Land Rover Team:
Weekend Pass attendees may sign up for a test drive using a provided vehicle, with a Land Rover instructor.
Motorcycle Skills Course & Arena
. . . will once again take center stage at the Adventure Motorcycle Rodeo Arena, with a custom built course. The on-site Adventure Motorcycle Skills and Demo Course is staffed by BMW & RawHyde Adventures in our Motorcycle Village.
Overland Experience registrants can sign-up for beginner or advanced riding classes, adventure motorcycle skills clinics and rides.
Weekend Pass attendees and everyone can observe the motorcycle skills classes that are held in the arena.
tire tech teaching area
. . . takes on another show and brings their tire tech skills with them. They will be hosting a teaching area focused on tire technology and repair as well as bringing in vehicles to test drive to discover the differences tire tread patterns have on various terrain.
Overland Experience registrants can sign-up tire tread test drives and participate in all hands-on classes.
Weekend Pass attendees and everyone can observe the teaching area.
Camel Trophy Area
The Camel Trophy Training Team
. . . is returning for an even bigger 2015. Get ready to be blown away by our Camel Trophy Skills Area. Combining driving with hands-on instruction in a dynamic format will allow you to custom-tailor specific overland skills training: winching, rope-work and lashing, recovery, specialty substrates, spotting, bush skills, and more. We give the Camel Trophy Training Team a blank slate to design the ultimate overland skills training area. They won't disappoint!
Overland Experience registrants can sign up for exclusive classes taught by the Camel Trophy Team
Weekend Pass attendees and everyone will have access to hands-on participation during Advanced Activities:
Recovery and advanced skills areas
Overland Experience registrants only will have access to instructional classes in the recovery and advanced skills areas:
Hands-On Training Pavilions:
4WD VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES
Our training pavilions get you out of the classroom and into the field. Each year we bring you an assortment of technical classes essential for overlanding. We try to cover everything from how-tos about electronics to hands-on maintenance repairs to showing how to set up gear and what to take with you (and sometimes leave behind).
Overland Experience registrants only will have unlimited access to instructional classes in the Hands-on Training Pavilions:
Classes & Workshops
We have three classrooms dedicated to overland-specific instructional classes. Annual categories include: Planning and Logistics, Navigation, Communication, Photography & Videography, Cooking, and Health, Safety & Security.
Overland Experience registrants only will have unlimited access to classes and workshops:
Come see how overlanders adventure-ize their rigs or share tips on how to travel.
Seminars and demos are open to everyone:
product demonstrations at exhibitor booths
Want to know how a specific product works? The exhibition area is the place to be.
Product Demonstrations are open to everyone
Kids Adventure Activities
Bring your family! We offer programs specifically tailored to adventurous kids and their parents. This year we bring you a weekend packed with programs for kids, by kids.
Kids Adventure activities and seminars are open to everyone:
Roundtable Panel Discussions
Want to know more about Africa? Australia? Mongolia? The Americas? From Regional Q&As to expert tips, the roundtables can help you plan for the trip of a lifetime. Come listen to panelists who have extensive experience and learn from their successes and mistakes, or just enjoy their tales. You’ll be inspired to collect your own.
Roundtables are open to everyone:
Slideshows & the Overland Film Festival
Join overlanders as they share their recent experiences through slideshows of trips from around the world.
For Friday and Saturday evenings, we host a special lineup of films at the Overland Theater, from 7-10 pm. Check final schedule.
Slideshows & Films and other evening programs are open to everyone:
Which classes and programs can I attend?
Open to everyone (Weekend Passes and Overland Experience packages): Roundtables, Demos, Slideshows, Films, Family Activities, Certifications (for additional fees, when offered).
Open to Overland Experience package ONLY: Advanced Driving and Recovery Courses, Hands-on Workshops, Instructional Classes, Adventure Motorcycle Classes, and Extended Workshops. [Remember Overland Experience package attendees also can attend all the above activities.]
Notes about schedule:
Overland Experience registrants will receive a detailed Program Guide after registration, which includes a schedule with times and locations for class selection. Most classes are offered more than once to accommodate the demand for popular classes.
Weekend Pass attendees will be able to download a printable schedule of programs open to everyone.