Exchange is a great place to learn!

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. To make the most of your time in Denver, we recommend purchasing an attendee full registration, which includes admission to the Opening Workshop, Idea Exchange, Expo Pods and concurrent sessions!

All sessions are based on GEAPS’ core competencies, and some qualify for partial continuing education unit (CEU) credit.

Ability Level Definitions:

  • Advanced: Learner has advanced understanding of the industry. A session at this level might cover strategic and complex ideas, research, technologies and subjects. This session is best suited for experienced professionals in the industry.
  •  Mid-Level: Learner assumes solid knowledge of concepts of the industry. A session at this level might describe systems and procedures of moderately complex topics.
  • Basic: Learner assumes some basic knowledge and exposure to the industry. A session at this level presents an overview of concepts and features and is best suited for newer professionals.

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Build your skills at Exchange.

Whether it’s hands-on learning in the Expo Hall, or studying side-by-side with peers, you’re sure to find sessions and formats to meet your educational goals.

Opening Workshop

Each year grain bin fatalities are still occurring throughout the nation. This session will take an in depth look at the reasons why this continues to occur. Processes and procedures to prevent the need to enter grain bins will be explored during the session. New technology, equipment, and trends will also be discussed as well as procedures and standard safety equipment to utilize in the event an entry into a grain bin is necessary. A grain bin entrapment survivor will give the audience a first-hand account of how fast an entrapment can take place and the measures needed for a successful rescue. This will be an educational and dynamic workshop that all Exchange attendees should consider attending.

Continental breakfast will be served in the Education Foyer beginning at 7:30am

Idea Exchange

The Idea Exchange features approximately a variety of participants delivering short presentations with a goal of giving you the latest in what’s new in the industry.

Concurrent Sessions

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’ core competencies.

Expo Pods

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 50 attendees, these sessions feature interactive presentations and equipment demonstrations. Presentations include hands-on time and question-and-answer sessions.

Grain Entrapment Rescue Demo

New this year, the demo will reinforce proper rescue techniques for grain entrapment, and help you build skills to keep yourself and co-workers safe.

Closing Workshop

This exciting closing workshop topic always garners high interest and attendance whenever it’s presented. In this session, we will have industry experts discussing the different approaches to performing ArcFlash studies and the value (along with risks) of each. The session will discuss the details of what actually occurs during an ArcFlash, and why it is so important to understand the associated risks and the required PPE. There will be a first-hand story and picture of Arc-Flash incident that occurred at one of our GEAPS member’s facilities. This session is guaranteed to be informative and well worth your time.