June 25-28, 2020
McCall, Idaho

Jug Mountain Ranch

Working from the Road

Getting Your Van Off-Road Ready

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Workshops

Join a community of like-minded people, get geared-up for your next adventure, and learn how to make the most of your life on the open road.

The weekend will feature an action-packed schedule with over a dozen workshops and expert-led talks to teach you everything you want to know about van life — whether you are just starting to explore van life or have been traveling for years. No matter where you are in your journey, these fun and informative workshops will help you take your van life to the next level. APPLY TO LEAD A WORKSHOP IN 2020!

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This isn’t driver’s ed

This is van life 101

Online Entrepreneurship Panel with Bearfoot Theory

Join Kristen Bor, the founder of Open Roads Fest and Bearfoot Theory, along with a panel of online entrepreneurs, to learn the ins and outs of making money on the road. Whether you dream of running your own online business or working remotely as a freelancer, this workshop will leave you will actionable advice for taking your career mobile.

Getting your Van Off-Road Ready

Looking to get off the beaten path and tackle some exciting terrain? Join off-road experts Mark Hesser and Rob Peterson, owners of Van Compass, for a workshop that will get you and your van off-road ready. You'll learn all about different vehicle platforms, tire selection, suspension basics, recovery tools and essentials, and everything else you need to know to be self-sufficient and safe on the backroads.

APPLY TO LEAD A 2020 WORKSHOP

In 2019, we had a STACKED lineup of workshops. Attendees learned everything from how to plan out their solar setup to how to cook on the road. While we are working to get our 2020 agenda together, we promise it's going to be even better than last year (and yes, that's a challenge). Got a topic you think we should cover? Or are you an expert who wants to share your van life knowledge? APPLY TO BE A SPEAKER HERE.

Online Entrepreneurship Panel with Bearfoot Theory

Join Kristen Bor, the founder of Open Roads Fest and Bearfoot Theory, along with a panel of online entrepreneurs, to learn the ins and outs of making money on the road. Whether you dream of running your own online business or working remotely as a freelancer, this workshop will leave you will actionable advice for taking your career mobile.

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Getting your Van Off-Road Ready

Looking to get off the beaten path and tackle some exciting terrain? Join off-road experts Mark Hesser and Rob Peterson, owners of Van Compass, for a workshop that will get you and your van off-road ready. You'll learn all about different vehicle platforms, tire selection, suspension basics, recovery tools and essentials, and everything else you need to know to be self-sufficient and safe on the backroads.

FAQ

APPLY TO LEAD A 2020 WORKSHOP

In 2019, we had a STACKED lineup of workshops. Attendees learned everything from how to plan out their solar setup to how to cook on the road. While we are working to get our 2020 agenda together, we promise it's going to be even better than last year (and yes, that's a challenge). Got a topic you think we should cover? Or are you an expert who wants to share your van life knowledge? APPLY TO BE A SPEAKER HERE.

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