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* If you have been a past media attendee at Overland Expo, and are in good standing, you are pre-approved but still need to apply through the system.
+ Requirements for All Media:
Due to high volume of applications, you MUST meet and provide proof of at least ONE of the following requirements:
Verifiable employment with an overland-relevant professional print magazine, newspaper, or online magazine or media site that is not a personal blog (see below for blog information).
Verifiable assignment as a freelance journalist or photographer from an overland-relevant professional print magazine, newspaper, or online magazine or media site that is NOT a personal blog (see below for blog information). You must either have an assignment or you must have a track record as a published overlanding journalist.
Owner of a blog with a significant following in a relevant (to overlanding) industry (SEE BELOW)
WE GIVE PRIORITY TO APPLICATIONS FROM WORKING MEDIA WITH ASSIGNMENTS OR FROM ESTABLISHED PRINT, VIDEO, OR ONLINE MEDIA RESOURCES.
+ Requirements for Bloggers:
IF YOU ARE A BLOGGER, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
longevity (a site with many years online)
readership (successful blogger applicants have many thousands of readers and page views in the 100,000+ range)
influence (successful applicants have 5000-10,000+ followers on social media channels with active , Klout scores of 70 or higher, and a genuine connection to communities interested in overlanding)
DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS PLEASE!
+ If your credentials are approved, you understand that:
We limit media credentials to one person per outlet (two in rare cases; email us first if you need more than one).
You will be able to attend Overland Expo for free to audit classes and programs. [Note: Direct participation in the premium / advanced driving and recovery classes is reserved for paying students due to the shortage of space in premium classes. In a few cases we may arrange for direct participation depending on the assignment.]
You will receive an attendee bag, happy hour drinks tickets, and one Sunday dinner ticket.
Drones are not allowed. We will have official drone footage available.
You will provide Overland Expo management with links to / copies of all media published after the show.
You may not receive media credentials in the future if management does not receive proof of published material within a reasonable time period.
In rare circumstances we may grant credentials at a late hour; be advised that per the information above in “Requirements,” we are unlikely to grant credentials to bloggers/vloggers and give preference to those working for print/online media businesses.
Current Promos: Banners, Logos, Video, and Images
current press releases:
Folder of Exhibitor Press Releases (will be active starting October 2018)
CURRENT media kit:
Only working media with approved credentials can access the full Media Kit. Email us if you are authorized media and do not receive your PDF Media Kit for Overland Expo 2018 EAST by October 1, 2018.
2018 EAST Banners:
Download banners for Overland Expo 2018 EAST HERE – multiple file types and sizes available
Download logos HERE – multiple file types and sizes available
2018 EAST Promotional Images - available in print and web resolutions:
For media use only, by permission (please email us), please credit names on files and Overland Expo.
Recent Show Information:
We refer to our shows as Overland Expo WEST and Overland Expo EAST. The caps are intentional. The location follows the year, since there are two per year.
Overland Expo WEST – Flagstaff, Az • Overland Expo EAST – Near asheville, nc
Overland Expo is the premier overlanding event in the world—no other event offers the scope of classes taught by the world's leading experts, alongside a professional-level trade show that brings together in one place all the camping and vehicle and motorcycle equipment and services you need to get outfitted and get going.
REEB Ranch is an outdoor haven located 8 miles from Oskar Blues Brewery Brevard. Set against the beautiful backdrop of DuPont State Forest with rolling green hills, a backdrop of stunning blue mountains, and a babbling stream which cuts through the property, REEB Ranch is the new venue for Overland Expo East.
There are three ways to attend: register online ahead for an all-inclusive education package—the Overland Experience—or if you just want to check out vendors and view films, seminars and demos, join us with a Weekend Pass with Camping or individual Day Passes. All tickets must be purchased in advance online.
What is overlanding? Isn't it just a fancy word for something I already do... camping?
Overlanding is a way to describe exploring by your own self-contained means, usually by vehicle (often with four-wheel-drive capability) or adventure motorcycle. It's long been a traditional way to describe safaris in Africa or exploring in Australia. Brits head "overland" to Africa and Asia and across the Continent.
We use the term to differentiate the activity from other four-wheel-drive activities such as rock-crawling or rallying. For overlanders, the journey is as important as the destination or the activities that we do when we get to our destination (if there even is a specific destination): hiking, nature watching, kayaking, mountain biking, and so on.
For overlanders, camping is really a highlight as well—we enjoy innovations such as roof-top tents, 12-volt fridges, and high-quality awnings, ground tents, kitchen kits, and equipment such as compressors, winches, and other recovery gear.
Overland Expo is designed as a unique event to introduce consumers to all the innovative equipment for camping and vehicles, and to introduce travel enthusiasts to the pleasures of exploring the world by your own self-contained means, whether it's an old van or a new Land Cruiser or Sportsmobile or BMW motorcycle.
Through social events, programs, classes, and exhibitors, Overland Expo is the largest and most unique event combining adventure travel, vehicles, and motorcycles with education & commerce.
It's the place to come to get outfitted, get trained, get inspired . . . and get going.
Resources for Visitors
From the Archives
Downloads for media (previous shows):
OVERLAND EXPO 2017 WEST
For Stats & Quotes, see Buzz page — Overland Expo 2017 WEST
OVERLAND EXPO 2016 EAST
Media Kit (7.6 MB)
Exhibitor Press Releases (17 MB)
More statistics, click here.
Selected images for download —full-sized resolution (please credit Overland Expo)
Overland Expo 2013
Overland Expo 2012
Overland Expo 2011
Overland Expo 2010
Story Clippings (1.6 MB)