PNWPROGRAMS & INSTRUCTORS

No other event features a gathering of so many overland legends, authors, and experts. Overland Expo PNW offers more than 400 session-hours of incredible programs—that’s 220+ different classes, slideshows, demonstrations, and activities—brought to you by 120+ instructors and presenters from around the world.

JULY 8-10, 2022
DESCHUTES COUNTY EXPO CENTER // REDMOND, OREGON
FRI 8-5 | SAT 8-5 | SUN 8-3

LIST OF PROGRAM OFFERINGS

For PNW 2022, we have 220+ different classes and programs, totaling 400+ session hours. From beginner to advanced sessions, we have something for everyone.

There are two levels of accessibility for attendees, Day & Weekend Pass (general admission) and Overland Experience (premium).

  • Day & Weekend Pass program list & schedule will be available 2 weeks prior to the event.
  • We do not publish the Overland Experience program list & schedule—registered students will receive this information via email 2 weeks out from the event. 

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Featured Programming

Check Out the Awesome Educational Programs at Overland Expo PNW 2022

Overland Expo has garnered a reputation as being not just the best place to see the latest and greatest in gear and equipment for your next adventure, but also for having the best Overland education anywhere. At Overland Expo PNW top notch trainers and instructors are gathered in one place to provide you with 190 different classes and programs, totaling nearly 400 session hours.

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.

TRAINING AT VEHICLE EXPEDITION SKILLS AREA

Learn off-road driving skills and receive hands-on instruction from expert trainers in our Vehicle Expedition Skills Area. Our unique and dynamic format focuses on skills in several tracks: Recovery, Driving, Maintenance and Repair, and Static skills. Take classes on topics such as winching, rope-work and lashing, specialty substrates, and spotting. Want to know how to get unstuck with only what you have on hand? The fundamentals of winching? Arm yourself with the best tool in the toolbox . . . knowledge.

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THE OVERLAND DRIVING COURSE

On a custom-built driving course, develop off-road skills to tackle any terrain, whether you explore locally or globally. The course is staffed by the top overland driving skills trainers in the world to provide one-to-one coaching from an expert instructor. 

THE VEHICLE TRAINING TEAM

Overland Expo’s team of trainers provide world-class instruction on all types of terrain.  The training team has decades of real-world experience driving, training and guiding all over the world.  In addition to instructing at Overland Expo, they offer guided training trips and off-highway driving and operator certification programs.

TRAINING AT THE MOTORCYCLE EXPEDITION SKILLS AREA (MESA)

With the help of our motorcycle training team, we’ve created a custom course at the Motorcycle Expedition Skills Area and geared it toward overlanders who want to travel global or local. Led by Bill Dragoo of Dragoo Adventure Rider Training (DART), experience top-notch instruction and learn the ADV riding skills that will take you confidently off-the-beaten-path. Whether you are new to off-pavement motorcycling or wanting to advance your skillset, we have classes for every level and all bike sizes are welcome.

THE MOTORCYCLE TRAINING TEAM

This team will build your riding skills so you can confidently tackle a variety of terrain and environments. Balance. Control. Judgment. Attitude. These are the cornerstones of adventure riding as taught by the Dragoo Adventure Rider Training (DART) team in the United States and South America, and at Overland Expo since 2017. Bill Dragoo is a certified BMW off-road instructor, certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider coach, a member of the U.S. 2010 BMW GS Trophy team, and a moto-journalist. He leads a team of coaches who will engage and encourage you in learning the finer points of managing a dual-sport motorcycle, from basic to advanced levels.

ADDITIONAL 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 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

Open to Everyone: Day Pass, Weekend Pass with Camping and Overland Experience 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 Winnebago Overland Theater. We start with an appetizer of short films before the feature film.

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ROUNDTABLE PANELS

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 Area

PRESENTED BY EXPION360
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 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.

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KIDS ADVENTURE AREA

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.

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CHECK OUT WHAT'S NEW #OVERLANDEXPO

Eat, drink, and party your way around Overland Expo East!🍽🍻🎉

In addition to all the great exhibitors and classes throughout the event, The @toyotires Oasis Bar & Food Court is the hub for cold drinks during happy hour and food trucks featuring some great eats!😋

Click the link in our bio to learn more about all the reasons to come hungry and thirsty to East!🔗

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Learn to ride at East!🏍

If you’ve never ridden a motorcycle before, @ridewithus__ will have you taking your first turns on a dirt bike in under an hour. The Moto Intro is free and designed for people who have never ridden before. They provide all the gear, the motorcycles, the coaches and the fun. What’s stopping you?

Click the link in our bio to learn more and to get your tickets to East🏕🔗

📸 @whosjohnallen





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Get Educated at Overland Expo East🏕🎓

With nearly 240 session hours of classes with topics ranging from travel writing to moto camping for beginners to overland trailer rollover and recovery, East has something for everyone.

Classes will be taking place all weekend long in the Overland Essentials Demo Tent, Backcountry Skills Tent and Roundtable Pavilion. We even have a Kids Adventure Area for the little ones! Learn more by tapping the link in our bio🔗





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To be whole. To be complete. Nature reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to, rather than what we are separate from.

You dream of the outdoor adventure, so let @aeroteardrops provide the means to enjoy that adventure with their sleek design, top-tier quality, and hand built craftsmanship. The rear galley holds all of your storage and cooking needs, while the interior provides warmth, comfort, and security.

Ready to plan your next outdoor destination with Aero Teardrops?






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There’s nothing quite like being outdoors. From driving over gorgeous passes to relaxing at that perfect valley campsite, it just never gets dull. The spirit of adventure and the community it brings can’t be replaced.⁠

In the end, your vehicle is a tool that gets you out there. @backwoodsadventuremods is a company focused on making getting out there easier and making sure when you’re there you’re equipped to handle whatever the wilderness throws at you.⁠

Stop by the Backwoods Adventure Mods booth at Overland Expo East and check out their innovative weight saving bumpers and roof racks for vans and Toyota trucks. Make sure to swap stories with them of your favorite adventures. They have a plethora of tales to tell and want to hear yours!⁠

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Ready to put Nexen Tire's premium all-terrain and off-road tires to the test? At Overland Expo East, you can get behind the wheel or ride shotgun in one of three exclusive off-road adventure vehicles featuring Nexen tires! ⁠

Built to tackle any terrain, @nexentireusa has equipped three unique vehicles with its leading all-terrain and off-road tires: Roadian MTX Xtreme, Roadian HTX2 and the all-new recently released Roadian ATX, the company's next-generation all-terrain tire.

Test your off-road skills on a unique off-road obstacle course designed to highlight the rugged capabilities of Nexen Tires at East!

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