Overland Expo Postpones Events Until 2021

Citing the ongoing threat to public health from the coronavirus, Overland Expo has just announced that they will be postponing all 2020 in-person events.


“The safety and health of our attendees, exhibitors, and staff are of the utmost importance to us. After months of deliberation, research, and consultation with local officials, we have decided to postpone all in-person Overland Expo events until 2021. Like you, we eagerly anticipate each Overland Expo event. The events are more than a place where overlanders congregate to share experiences, products, and wisdom; they are a way for the community to come together, connect, and celebrate our shared love of the overlanding lifestyle—and have fun, too.”


Having considered all possible options which would have allowed them to adhere to “the highest level of safety without compromising the event experience,” Overland Expo has ultimately decided that the best course of action is to refrain from hosting any live events in 2020.


“We fear hosting any one of our in-person events could threaten the health of those in the overlanding community and beyond.”



To read the full Overland Expo post and statement, visit their website.

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Matthew Swartz is originally from Connecticut and currently lives in Denver, Colorado where he passionately pursues rock climbing, trail running, and skiing. Matt’s love of travel has inspired him to through-hike the JMT and part of the PCT, bike across the United States, and explore the West coast of South America from Ecuador to Patagonia. Matt and his partner Amanda have also travelled across much of the Western US in their 1964 Clark Cortez RV, which they lived in, on the road for the better part of three years. Matt has worked for the USFS as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and Matt's photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.