Overland Expo West Is (Virtually) On This Weekend: This Summer’s Digital Event Is Free To All

Overlanding Expo West Summer Virtual Event is August 8th

The Overlanding Expo West summer virtual event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (12 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT) Saturday, August 8th The all-online event can be accessed by visiting https://www.overlandexpo.com/virtual-summer-2020. It’s free to attendees, thanks to the sponsors.

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With COVID-19 shutting many outdoor and adventure events, the group that runs the Overland Expo found an entertaining substitute. According to organizers, the Virtual West event in May was a big success, so they are making this one even better.

Indeed, the normal Overland Expo was cancelled, but we do have something different in its place. It will be online and various events, along with demonstrations will be on YouTube as well.

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The 2020 Overland Expo West virtual event will include:

  • Overland Education seminars on YouTube will feature a range of topics, including essentials for novice overlanders, harnessing solar power, crafting elevated outdoor meals, and winching 101.
  • Live Q & A about overlanding in Alaska and more.
  • Product Demonstrations of the latest gear and equipment hosted by Overland Expo sponsors.
  • Fans can participate in the Virtual Campgrounds Contest showcasing their own overland trucks, SUVs, vans, and motorcycles with one lucky winner taking home a $2,500 ultimate overland kitchen prize pack from sponsor Nomadica Outfitters.
  • Huge savings for virtual event attendees with show specials and discounts from event exhibitors and sponsors.
  • Thousands of dollars in prize giveaways donated by exhibitors and sponsors will be given away to virtual event participants.
  • Overland Film Festival curated selection of short films from the overland community + interviews with the film producers presented by ICON Vehicle Dynamics
  • A new product showcase featuring the latest and greatest gadgets and gear for the overland community.

Sponsors for the even include:

  • ALP Next-Gen Propane Generators
  • Black Series Campers
  • Gibson Exhaust
  • ICON Vehicle Dynamics
  • KC Hilites, Lifesaver
  • Nomadica Outfitters
  • Pelican, Princeton Tec
  • Redarc, Rollercam
  • Storyteller Overland

There will be a ton of vendors, speakers and events at the Overlanding Expo West summer virtual event – I hope you will attend!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.