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.

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

AROUND THE WORLD PAVILION

Want to hear the stories of round-the-world overlanding legends, first hand? This Pavilion hosts visually spectacular slideshow presentations and storytelling of journeys that span anywhere from a few counties to several continents.

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 Skills Area

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

Learn new skills at Overland Expo!🧭

Our 2024 events boast an awesome lineup of educational programming, including classes, slideshows, demos, vehicle tours, and more.

Programming is open to all ticket holders—check out each event and learn more on our website 🔗





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INEOS goes electric with the new Fusilier⚡️

They’re adding two new electric models to their vehicle lineup, including a range-extended (hybrid) option.

Do you think a hybrid powertrain is a practical solution for overlanding? Cast your vote below and click the link in our bio to read more about the INEOS Fusilier!🗳️🔗

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Get personalized hands-on driving courses and top-notch classroom education crafted by the renowned Overland Expo Training team!🛞

New for 2024, add an exclusive Overland Expo Training pass to any camping or day pass package at the Pacific Northwest event in Redmond, Oregon. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, our experienced instructors tailor the curriculum to match your skill level, equipping you with valuable tools for your upcoming overland journey.

ALSO! Starting next week we will be introducing our “Trainer Tuesday” Series, showcasing exclusive interviews with the Overland Expo Training Team. Stay tuned!

Learn more: https://www.overlandexpo.com/training/ — link in our bio!🔗

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Time for another giveaway!!🎟️⁠🎉

As we get closer to another year of Overland Expo, we want to give away one pair of day passes to one lucky winner! We will pick (1) follower to receive (2) SATURDAY DAY PASSES to share with a friend for a 2024 Overland Expo event of their choosing (West, PNW, Mtn West, or East). ⁠

Make sure to complete all of the following steps below to be entered into the giveaway:⁠
1-Follow @overlandexpo⁠
2-Like this Giveaway Post⁠
3-Tag a friend in the comments that you would like to come along with you⁠
THAT’S IT!✅️⁠

We will choose the Overland Expo Giveaway Winner on Friday, March 1st! Make sure to complete all three steps before this date to ensure your entry. Good luck!⁠

**NOTE: Winner will be contacted via direct message from this account (@overlandexpo) only! We will not ask for any payment information from the winner of this giveaway to receive their day passes. Please report and inform us of any fake/suspicious accounts that might reach your inbox regarding this giveaway.**





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Reflecting on the epic Ride & Drives from past years, we can’t help but get excited for what’s in store on the course in 2024!👀🧭

Have you ever participated in an Overland Expo Ride & Drive? Submit your response via the poll or share your experience in the comments below!💭

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Which feature of the all-new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser are you most excited about?🛞🗳️

Read all about the highly anticipated Toyota on The Compass—link in our bio!🔗 #LandCruiser #ToyotaLandCruiser #OverlandExpo
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What are your camping gear essentials that you can’t go without?🤔

While overlanding often times focuses on the rigs that get into the destination, once at camp, it is often the little things that can be the difference between comfort and frustration.

From a colorful and functional lantern to a reliable coffee maker, we are excited to share some of our top gear picks that enhances your overland experience from good to great!🧭

Link in our bio to see the gear list!🔗

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