Tips for exploring the schedule!

You can click “categories” and “tags” along the top to filter the schedule to see only the events you’re looking for.

Categories include large schedule components, like Education and Expo.  Tags will allow you to sort education by ability levels: basic, mid-level and advanced.

Along the top on the right, you’ll see a print button, the ability to collapse or expand all event descriptions, and the ability to switch the view from agenda view (which displays events in a list) to day or week view (which displays events on a calendar grid).

When you click an event, you’ll also have the ability to save it to your calendar on your computer or mobile device.

Looking for an at-a-glance schedule you can print?  Download the pdf here.


NOLA Mixer @ Convention Center - Theater Foyer
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

GEAPS invites all first-time and international attendees to an exclusive networking event. Make connections with colleagues from around the world and learn helpful tips for navigating the Exchange. Look for a ticket with your registration badge!

The mixer is exclusive to all first time and international attendees.

Get-Acquainted Party @ Generations Hall
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Attend this year’s kick-off party at Generation’s Hall; located In New Orleans’s eclectic warehouse district, just a couple blocks from the Convention Center and close to many of the Exchange hotels. Network with fellow attendees while experiencing a bit of Louisiana. This year’s party features an interactive Crawfish Boil, a full NOLA inspired buffet, entertainment and more! Originally built in the early 1820’s as a sugar refinery, Generations Hall has ample space to enjoy the delicious drink, food and conversation that this party has to offer.

A complimentary shuttle will be available from 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. circulating between Generations Hall, the Convention Center and the Exchange Hotels. Admission includes two drink tickets for beer/wine. The party is included in the attendee and companion full registrations and can also be purchased a la carte.

Fun Run/Walk @ Hilton Riverside - Lobby Departure
Mar 10 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am

Start the morning and Exchange off on the right foot and head out for a refreshing 5k run along the Mississippi River.

This event is free for all attendees.

Welcome Reception @ Convention Center - Expo Hall
Mar 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

This Expo Hall event is open to everyone – all registered attendees, exhibitors and companions. Enjoy beverages and appetizers while you stroll through the hall. The Welcome Reception is a great opportunity to network and explore the hall as the first day of the Expo comes to a close. This event is free for all registered attendees.

President’s Reception & Banquet @ Mardi Gras World
Mar 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Delicious food, great conversation, and recognition of outstanding industry leaders make this closing event at Exchange highly memorable.

The event will begin with a cocktail reception (drink tickets will be provided with purchase of a banquet ticket), followed by a three-course meal and an experience of a traditional Mardi Gras Parade with a variety of entertainers. The live entertainment features song, dance and crowd interaction which are sure to delight!  Following the banquet you’re invited to enjoy a complimentary tour of the float den.

Banquet tickets are included in attendee and companion full registrations and can be purchased a la carte.

Zen-Noh Grain Facility Tour @ Hilton Riverside - Lobby Departure
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join other Exchange attendees as you take a trip to tour the Zen Noh Grain Facility. The tour will last about 2 hours and give you an insight to one of the great export facilities in New Orleans region.

* Group will meet at the Hilton Riverside lobby promptly at 9 a.m. and a bus will take everyone to the facility. Wear closed-toed shoes. Hard hats and safety glasses will be provided by the facility.

Tickets for this event can be purchased a la carte.