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 & Closing Workshop

The event kicks off and closes on a deep dive into a high-profile industry topic presented by a panel of experts.

View Opening Workshop details.

View Closing Workshop details.

Idea Exchange

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.

View Idea Exchange details.

Concurrent Sessions

Several hour-long presentations are delivered by industry professionals who provide industry-specific education.

Expo Pods

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:

  1. All sessions are based on GEAPS’ Core Competencies to make it easier to find topics of interest to you.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Future Sessions

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. If you have any questions regarding the Exchange Education options, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Exchange Education Schedule

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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22mar7:30 am8:00 amOpening Workshop Breakfast7:30 am - 8:00 am

22mar8:00 am9:30 amOpening Workshop: Commitment to Safety8:00 am - 9:30 am

22mar9:30 am9:45 amIdea Exchange Refreshments9:30 am - 9:45 am

22mar9:45 am11:00 amIdea Exchange9:45 am - 11:00 am CST

22mar1:45 pm2:30 pmGrain Entrapment Rescue Demo1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

22mar4:00 pm4:45 pmGrain Entrapment Rescue Demo4:00 pm - 4:45 pm CST

23mar7:00 am7:30 amEducation Wake-Up Station7:00 am - 7:30 am

23mar7:30 am8:30 amRemediation of Existing Structures: Foundations7:30 am - 8:30 am CST

23mar7:30 am8:30 amBest Practices in Selecting and Maintaining Gearings and Bearings7:30 am - 8:30 am CST

23mar7:30 am8:30 amWorld Class Safety Culture7:30 am - 8:30 am CST

23mar8:30 am8:45 amEducation Energy Break8:30 am - 8:45 am

23mar8:45 am9:45 amOperational Excellence: Lean in the Grain Industry8:45 am - 9:45 am CST

23mar8:45 am9:45 amFSMA 2.08:45 am - 9:45 am CST

23mar8:45 am9:45 amRemediation of Existing Structures: Panel Discussion8:45 am - 9:45 am CST

23mar8:45 am9:45 amFederal Grain Inspection Advisory Committee8:45 am - 9:45 am CST

23mar10:30 am11:15 amExpo Pod 1: Understanding OSHA Regulations10:30 am - 11:15 am CST

23mar10:30 am11:15 amExpo Pod 2: Grain Quality Management10:30 am - 11:15 am CST

23mar10:30 am11:15 amExpo Pod 3: Understanding Confined Space Permits10:30 am - 11:15 am CST

23mar10:30 am11:15 amExpo Pod 4: Permit Required vs. Non-Permit Required10:30 am - 11:15 am CST

23mar1:45 pm2:30 pmExpo Pod 3: Grain Entrapment Prevention Kits1:45 pm - 2:30 pm CST

23mar1:45 pm2:30 pmExpo Pod 2: Confined Space Atmospheric Monitoring1:45 pm - 2:30 pm CST

23mar1:45 pm2:30 pmExpo Pod 4: Grain Entrapment Rescue Tubes1:45 pm - 2:30 pm CST

23mar1:45 pm2:30 pmGrain Entrapment Rescue Demo1:45 pm - 2:30 pm CST

23mar3:15 pm4:15 pmTrade Wars3:15 pm - 4:15 pm CST

23mar3:15 pm4:15 pmAre You Doing Enough to Reduce Injuries from Belt Conveyors?3:15 pm - 4:15 pm CST

23mar3:15 pm4:15 pmConcurrent Education Sessions3:15 pm - 4:15 pm CST

23mar3:15 pm4:15 pmSafe Processing of Combustible Dust: Compliance with Requirements of NFPA 6523:15 pm - 4:15 pm CST

23mar4:30 pm5:30 pmConcurrent Education Sessions4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST

24mar7:30 am8:30 amConcurrent Education Sessions7:30 am - 8:30 am CST

24mar8:45 am9:45 amConcurrent Education Sessions8:45 am - 9:45 am CST

24mar10:30 am11:15 amExpo Pods10:30 am - 11:15 am CST

24mar10:30 am11:15 amGrain Entrapment Rescue Demo10:30 am - 11:15 am CST

24mar10:30 am11:15 amExpo Pod 1: Confined Space Entry Equipment10:30 am - 11:15 am CST

24mar2:00 pm3:30 pmClosing Workshop: Aw Snap!  How Owners Can Play a Role in Avoiding Costly Project Problems Even When Working With a General Contractor2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST

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