MTN WEST EXPOPROGRAMS & INSTRUCTORS

No other event features a gathering of so many overland legends, authors, and experts. Overland Expo MTN WEST offers more than 250 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.

AUGUST 26-28, 2022
THE RANCH
LOVELAND, CO, USA
FRI 8-5 | SAT 8-5 | SUN 8-3

LIST OF PROGRAM OFFERINGS

For MOUNTAIN WEST 2022, we have 150+ different classes and programs, totaling 250+ session hours. From beginner to advanced sessions, we have something for everyone.  Learn in classroom and hands-on settings and get inspired by roundtable discussions all weekend.

Day & Weekend Pass program list & schedule will be available 2 weeks prior to the 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 1, 2, & 3

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

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ROUNDTABLE PANELS

PRESENTED BY EXPION360

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

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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. 

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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.

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MAP ROOM

We’ve covered the walls with maps, featuring the most traveled continents and overland routes. Looking for route planning tips? Bring your maps and stop by our “I’m Not Lost, I’m Exploring” session. Or come by and listen to stories and ideologies from seasoned travelers, as well as learn about the essentials for those just getting introduced to overlanding.

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OVERLAND ESSENTIALS 

PRESENTED BY FREESPIRIT RECREATION

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.

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Backcountry Skills

PRESENTED BY GAIA GPS

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.

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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.

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Featured Programming

Instructor Spotlight: The Mali Mish Family

Overland Expo first had the pleasure of meeting the Mali Mish Family at Overland Expo West. We were so amazed by their story we requested they join us at Overland Expo Mountain West 2022 to teach classes and lead roundtable discussions.

Instructor Spotlight: Sam Manicom

After a long COVID-related absence from the US, Overland Expo cannot wait to welcome back Sam Manicom in 2022, where he plans to attend our Mountain West and East events in August and October.

Check Out the Awesome Educational Programs at Overland Expo Mtn West 2022

Overland Expo gathers world class trainers and experienced travelers to build an incredibly full weekend of learning opportunities for attendees. No matter you’re a novice overlander, looking to jump into international travel, or travel by two wheels or four, we have sessions that can help you expand your skill set.

Instructor Spotlight: The Yoga Slackers

Yoga Slackers Sam Salwei and Raquel Hernández are lovers of movement. Limitations are a foreign concept to this teaching duo, as they spend their time traveling the world and fulfilling their dreams of being true modern-day nomads.

THE WORLD IS OUT THERE GO SEE IT!

Join attendees from all over the world at this year’s Overland Expo MTN in Loveland, CO.

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