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With nearly 40 hours of education, the Exchange is a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends and technologies in the industry.

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Exchange 2017 Educational Programming

The Exchange Educational Programming Committee plans sessions in a variety of formats. From the Opening Workshop through the hands-on Expo Pods, you're sure to learn new ways to improve operations at your facility!

All sessions are based on GEAPS' seven core competencies, and some qualify for partial continuing education unit (CEU) credit. View all the sessions in the online schedule

Opening Workshop

Opening Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2-5 p.m.

The kick-off event for the Exchange is a three-hour dive into a high profile industry topic presented by an industry expert. The session includes a an interactive workshop that will help you develop crisis communication message and plan to be used at your facility.  

Idea Exchange

Idea Exchange

Sunday, Feb. 26, 9:30-11 a.m.

The Idea Exchange features approximately 13 participants delivering five-and-a-half minute presentations. The program includes two segments:

“Small Changes….Big Impact!” highlights ideas that grain operations managers and workers put into practice to improve safety or efficiency at their facilities or enhance environmental awareness, company culture or community involvement.

“What’s New?” includes new products and services developed for grain operations during the past year.

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

Monday, Feb. 27, and Tuesday, Feb. 28, times vary

These hour-long presentations are delivered by industry professionals who volunteer their time and effort to develop industry-specific education. Session topics are based on GEAPS seven Core Competencies.

Expo Pods

Expo Pods

Monday, Feb. 27, and Tuesday, Feb. 28, times vary

The most interactive learning opportunity at the Exchange, Expo Pods offer hands-on learning opportunities in the Expo Hall. Designed for small groups of up to 40 attendees, these sessions feature interactive presentations and equipment demonstrations. Presentations include hands-on time and question-and-answer sessions. This year the pods will cover dust suppression and collection equipment and techniques.

Expo Pods

Meet the Speakers

Monday, Feb. 27. noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Follow up with speakers in the GEAPS Booth. Ask questions about their presentations, and get into more technical information to address issues at your facility.

Student Day

Student Day Program

Sunday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Students will then be able to learn about various career paths in the grain handling industry through round-table discussions with current industry professionals, followed by an afternoon meeting the Exhibitors in the Expo Hall to see the latest technology in the industry.

The event is free for all full-time students and accompanying faculty. 

Student Day

Student Day Social Event

Sunday, Feb. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The evening networking event will allow students to interact with each other and grain industry professionals in a casual environment.The event will be held at the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, at 1401 Grand Boulevard Kansas City, MO 6410639

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Sponsorship and Exhibit questions please contact: conferences@geaps.com