The Recap & Excitement2011



APRIL 2011

Event Statistics

  • 110 exhibitors
  • 50 presenters, instructors, and VIPs
  • 4000 attendees from:
    • 30 U.S. states
    • 4 Canadian provinces
    • 15 countries
    • 5 continents
    • 1 subcontinent

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What People Are Saying

From Attendees:

 "WOW!!!! What a weekend . . . !!! So many stories . . . so many people . . . so much information. A place where "doers" meet "dreamers", speak truths about international travel and dispel myths and fears. Wished an event such as this was around when we were "dreaming". Our contribution was small and we extend a huge thank you to the organizers of Overland Expo 2011 for creating this opportunity and great event. We will make every effort to return next year if at all possible. Thank you again Roseann and Jonathan and all the team." 

~ Ken & Carol Duval (Aussies stopping by on their second time around the world on the same 1981 BMW R80 G/S)

"The people were definitely top-notch at Overland Expo . . . It seemed everyone who taught & helped in our classes took the time to answer our silly little questions, and they all seemed interested in our trip planning. We were honestly a little skeptical about paying for the Overland Experience package, especially on our budget. We learned so much over the weekend that we would gladly do it again. It was money well spent! We had so many opportunities to learn hands-on skills and Jim Swett (Camel Trophy Ruta Maya) was an awesome driving instructor and fellow Toyota guy. He even managed to get Shannon to hop behind the wheel and drive the Land Rover course. She tackled some fears on that course!" 

~Brenton & Shannon (preparing for our trip through Central/South America, departing January 2012)

 "Bevan and I had such a great time seeing new things and catching up with old friends, we made a lot of new friends and really want to thank Roseann Hanson and the entire Overland team for such a great event, it was brilliantly run and the sessions were top-notch. I totally loved the Film Festival and a big Thanks to Austin Vince for that . . . " 

~ Clare Walsh (Australia, on the way 'round the world)

"Thank you also for organizing a terrific event. We had a great time, watching films, visiting with so many people, buying DVDs, maps, books, etc. and meeting with the many vendors and travellers! There's nothing like your event anywhere else. We'll be back-next time with motorcycles!!" 

~Stephen Golub, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

 "SPECTACULAR . . . I will be attending next year. Thanks again!" 

~ Peter Neville

"We enjoyed the event and appreciate all you and your staff did. We are planning on returning next year." 

~ Tim Bernard,

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