GEAPS Exchange Education
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.
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.
To make the most of your time at Exchange, we recommend purchasing an attendee full registration, which includes admission to the Opening Workshop, Idea Exchange, Expo Pods and concurrent sessions!
Opening and Closing Workshops
These events kicks off and closes on the conference with a deep dive into high-profile industry topics.
The Idea Exchange features a variety of participants delivering short presentations with a goal of giving you the latest in what’s new in the industry.
Several hour-long presentations are delivered by industry professionals who provide industry-specific education.
Designed for small groups and hosted in the Expo Hall, these interactive presentations feature equipment demonstrations, hands-on time and an opportunity for questions and answers.
Get the Most Out of Education Sessions
The education opportunities at GEAPS Exchange are plentiful. The Exchange Educational Programming Committee puts a lot of time into determining what sessions to offer and gives attendees a variety of formats to choose from, including workshops, education sessions, and hands-on Expo Pods.
A couple things to note when selecting a course:
- All sessions are based on GEAPS’ Core Competencies to make it easier to find topics of interest to you.
- Many education sessions qualify for partial a continuing education unit (CEU) credit. CEUs are only available to GEAPS/K-State credential holders. Learn more about credentials.
- To help you find the most valuable training for this stage in your career, education sessions are labeled with an ability level.
During a Session
Sessions start promptly at the times listed in the schedule. Most sessions will have a speaker and PowerPoint, and many speakers leverage the in-session polling technology and audience interaction to make their session more dynamic. There are many times, both before and in-between sessions, where you will be able to get a cup of coffee or a bite to eat at the sponsored Wake-Up Stations and Energy Breaks.
At the end of each session, be sure to let the speaker know how they did with a session survey. The survey can be accessed through the GEAPS Exchange Mobile App or paper copies available on-site. These surveys not only help our speakers get the valuable feedback they need to ensure their content is useful, but is used to guide programming decisions for future Exchange education sessions. After the event, GEAPS posts proceedings papers and PowerPoint slide decks in the GEAPS Knowledge Resource Center, a members-only section of the GEAPS website.
We are always looking for new ideas for education sessions in the future! After experiencing GEAPS Exchange, if you have an idea for a future session be sure to add it to the post-session surveys that are available after each education sessions in the GEAPS Exchange Mobile App. If, after attending Exchange, you are interested in the development of Education Education, we invite you to join the Exchange Educational Programming Committee (EPC).
Lastly, if you are an expert in an important topic related to the grain industry and are interested in presenting an education session at the Exchange, you can apply to be a presenter when the call for proposals opens for the next Exchange. If you have any questions regarding the Exchange Education options, please don’t hesitate to reach out.