Schedule & Classes for Overland Expo WEST 2015

Overland Expo brings you 180+ classes and programs, which means over 300 session-hours

to learn from our instructors—over 140 of the best in the world!


Schedule:

  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 — 1 pm to 7pm: attendee check-in; camping opens for Overland Experience and pre-purchased Weekend Camping Access passes only; exhibitors set-up
  • Friday, May 15, 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, May 16, 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, May 17, 2015: 8 am to 3 pm: exhibitor show, classes and programs; 430 pm: BBQ dinner for Overland Experience attendees, exhibitors, and media 
  • Monday, May 18, 2015: departures . . . the adventures begin—where do you find it?

For details about Weekend Pass (formerly called Day Pass) activities and information, the schedule will be available for download in March.

You will receive a free printed copy of our Overland News – which includes maps, schedules and all the info you need to plan your weekend –  at check-in when you arrive. 

Information about Overland Expo EAST near Asheville, NC, 2015, will be available in June 2015.


Class & Program Highlights from 2014 EAST and WEST: 

Overland Driving Course

Land Rover

. . . 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.

The course is open all day to Overland Experience registrants, who can use their own vehicle, or use a provided test vehicle. 

Weekend Pass attendees may sign up for a test drive using a provided vehicle, with a Land Rover instructor.

Note: Land Rovers are not loaners; they are for brief test drives only. There are no on-site rentals.

 


 Motorcycle Skills Course

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RawHyde Adventures & BMW

. . . 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 adventure riding classes and motorcycle skills workshops. Lists of class examples are further down this page.

Weekend Pass attendees and everyone can observe skills classes that are held in the arena (from outside the arena only). 


Camel Trophy Overland Skills Area

The Camel Trophy Overland Expo 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 Overland Expo 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 and Weekend Pass attendees will have access with hands-on participation to the on-going Teaching Stations at the Camel Trophy Overland Skills Area
 

Image courtesy Peter Sweetser, Camel Trophy 89

Image courtesy Peter Sweetser, Camel Trophy 89

Duncan Barbour at our 2012 Camel Trophy Skills Area, spotting the first vehicle over the log bridge. The team also built a raft with registrants' help, and floated a vehicle across the pond.

Duncan Barbour at our 2012 Camel Trophy Skills Area, spotting the first vehicle over the log bridge. The team also built a raft with registrants' help, and floated a vehicle across the pond.


Hands-On Training Pavilions for 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 will have unlimited access to classes and workshops.


Seminars & Workshop

We have three classrooms dedicated to overland-specific instructional classes and seminars. Annual categories include: Planning and Logistics, Navigation, Communication, Photography & Videography, Cooking, and Health, Safety & Security. 

Overland Experience registrants will have unlimited access to classes and workshops.


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Bushcraft & Demo Areas 

Want to know how a specific product works or watch an overlander cook up something scrumptious with minimal means? The demo area booths around the venue are the places to be. 

The bushcraft area is new this year bringing together the focus of wilderness survival tips and sprinkling in some primitive technologies.

Demonstrations are open to everyone.


Kids Adventure Activities

Bring your family! We offer programs specifically tailored to adventurous kids and their parents. 

Family adventure activities are open to everyone.


Roundtable Panel Discussions

From Regional Q&As to expert tips, the roundtables can help you plan for the trip of a lifetime. Come join and listen to panelists who have extensive experience. Learn from their successes and mistakes, and 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.

Our team of film professionals will choose and host a special lineup of films for Friday and / or Saturday evening at the Overland Theater, from 7-10 pm. Check final schedule, we may substitute other evening programs.

Slideshows & Films and other evening programs are open to everyone.

> Now accepting Film Festival submissions.


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 Seminars. [Remember Overland Experience package attendees also can attend all the above activities.]
 

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THE WEEKEND PASS / SINGLE-DAY PASS SCHEDULE AND THE FULL OVERLAND EXPERIENCE PACKAGE SCHEDULES WILL BE POSTED IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE .


 

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE PROGRAM LIST

FOR OVERLAND EXPO EAST 2014.

OVERLAND EXPO WEST 2015 WILL BE SIMILAR, BUT WITH 30% NEW CONTENT AT LEAST AND CLOSER TO 170 INDIVIDUAL OFFERINGS.