Overland Expo East 2019
SCHEDULE & PROGRAMS

OCTOBER 11-13, 2019
INFINITY DOWNS
ARRINGTON, VIRGINIA, USA

 

Overland Expo EAST brings you 200+ classes, slideshows, demonstrations, and activities, which means
over 325 session-hours to learn from some of the best instructors in the world! 

download the weekend & Day pass schedule→

SEE list of all programs Everyone can attend →

SEE list of all Overland Experience only classes 

See full and waitlisted Overland Experience classes 

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 10, 2019

1 pm to 6:00 pm: check-in for attendees camping on-site; exhibitor set-up
6 pm to 8 pm: welcome dinner for Overland Experience attendees, exhibitors, and media

Friday, October 11, 2019

9 am to 5 pm: exhibitor show, classes and programs
5 pm to 7 pm: happy hour
7 pm to 10 pm: evening programs

Saturday, october 12, 2019

8 am to 5 pm: exhibitor show, classes and programs
5 pm to 7 pm: happy hour
7 pm to 10 pm: evening programs

Sunday, october 13, 2019

8 am to 3 pm: exhibitor show, classes and programs

Monday, october 14, 2019

Departures . . . the adventures begin—where do you find it?

Other shows: Overland Expo WEST, near Flagstaff, AZ in May 2020.


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS BY AREA

 

CTESA: CAMEL TROPHY EXPEDITION SKILLS AREA

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Get ready for driving skills and hands-on instruction from Camel Trophy competition experts in our Camel Trophy Expedition Skills Area. Our unique and dynamic format focuses on skills in several areas: 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 tool box . . . knowledge.

NOTE: We do not have loaner vehicles; bring your own, when requested for class.

  • Only Overland Experience registrants can sign up for and participate in classes.


MESA: Motorcycle EXPEDITION SKILLS AREA

Experience top-notch instruction at our Motorcycle Expedition Skills Area, headed by Dragoo Adventure Rider Training (DART). On a custom built training course, 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 skill set, we have classes for every level and all bike sizes are welcome. After a weekend of training, don't miss the Obstacle Course Challenge on Sunday!

NOTE: We do not have loaner motorcycles; bring your own.

  • Only Overland Experience registrants can sign up for and participate in classes.

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HANDS-ON TRAINING PAVILIONS

Our training pavilions get you out of the classroom and into the field. Each year we bring you an assortment of technical classes essential for overlanding. Rotating topics cover everything from how-tos about electronics to hands-on maintenance and road side repairs to showing how to set up gear and what to take with you (and sometimes leave behind). We also offer limited courses in first aid and injury assessment.

  • Only Overland Experience registrants can sign up for and participate in classes.


CLASSROOMS

With our numerous navigation classes, there's 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 our photography and videography classes; find out more about medical preparedness, patient assessment, and how to put together a proper first aid kit—no matter if you drive a truck or motorcycle, we got you covered; and stay safe and secure with situational awareness tips from experts in their field.

  • Only Overland Experience registrants can sign up for and participate in classes.

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overland theater & THE FILM FESTIVAL

Watch and listen to fellow overlanders share their experiences at the Overland Theater. Each year we offer a new selection of slideshows of trips from around the world. Check the schedule this year to see where you will be inspired to go next.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, we host a special lineup of films  at the Overland Theater, from 7-10 pm. We start with an hour-long appetizer of Overland Film Shorts before the feature film.

  • All attendees can watch and listen to slideshows and films.


ROUNDTABLE PANELS at the pavilion

Want to know more about Africa? Australia? Mongolia? The Americas? From Regional Q&As to expert tips, the roundtables can help you plan for the trip of a lifetime. Come by and listen to panelists who have extensive experience. Learn from their successes and mistakes, or just enjoy their tales. You’ll be inspired to collect your own. 

  • All attendees can observe and participate in roundtable discussions.

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Map Room

We’ve covered the walls with maps, featuring the most traveled continents and overland routes. Come by and listen to stories, recommendations, and ideologies from seasoned travelers.

Looking for route planning tips? Bring your maps and stop by our “I’m Not Lost, I’m Exploring” session.

  • All attendees can observe and participate in seminars and activities.


DEMO AREAS

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 seminars at the Demo Area & Moto Demo Area.

PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS AT EXHIBITOR BOOTHS

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.

  • All attendees can observe and participate in demos and seminars.

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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 in the Demo Area. 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. 

  • All attendees can observe and participate in demos and seminars.


KIDS ADVENTURE AREA

Bring your family! We offer a weekend packed with activities tailored to adventurous kids and their parents. This area is for kids, by kids. Stop by and check out the Junior Overland Explorer program and earn patches for select classes. Kids can learn about origami, nature journaling, first aid, and knot-tying; They can also go explore during the navigation treasure hunt or try yoga.

For kids ages 10 and up, look for select afternoon activities—kids will learn real skills for the real world the Camel Trophy training team.

  • All kids can participate in kids activities (see age min.); parents can observe.

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ALL PROGRAM OFFERINGS

 For list of all Overland Experience only classes 
For full and waitlisted Overland Experience classes    

You will receive a free printed copy of our Overland Newspaper at check-in when you arrive––
it includes maps, schedules and all the info you need to plan for your weekend at the Expo. 

    The following is for reference only. A downloadable schedule with times and locations will be posted, when available.

Programs open to Everyone

download the weekend & Day pass schedule →

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Classes Open to Overland Experience ONLY

For full and waitlisted Overland Experience classes  

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Full and Waitlisted Classes

Class selection began Sept. 11.!
Overland Experience registrants receive an email invite from Sched.com to select classes AFTER they register. 

All other attendees (Weekend & Day Pass) do not need to register for slideshows, demos, seminars, roundtables, or activities.

As of 9/17/19, the following classes are full and waitlisted, but we still have 300+ other classes and programs available. NOTE: In general, we offer the same class 2x per weekend, so if one session is full, please search for another.

DRIVING, EXPEDITION & RECOVERY CLASSES — FULL AND WAITLISTED (Both sessions):

  • Advanced Driving Part 1: Picking a Line

  • Advanced Driving Part 2: Failed Hill Climb

  • Advanced Driving Part 4: Cross-Axle & Locker Scenarios

  • Camel Trophy Recovery Skills Part 2: Advanced rigging for vehicle recovery

  • Overlanding Fundamentals Part 1: Beginner Vehicle and Recovery Skills

  • Overlanding Fundamentals Part 3: Winch Recovery

  • Tech Essentials: Bushmechanics


 

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