GEAPS Exchange

Speaker Resources

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.

Call for Speakers 

GEAPS is accepting presentation proposals for educational sessions at the annual conference, March 26-29, 2022 at the Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri. The Exchange Educational Programming Committee (EPC) has built an agenda of industry-leading, emerging topics. We are looking for dynamic speakers to provide expert quality content for our attendees. This is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and insights to continue to drive GEAPS’ education forward. 

This year, GEAPS is seeking potential speakers to deliver on a few specific themes:

  • Technology and Innovation
  • Safety 

Although the above are our two main conference themes, we always welcome a variety of topics that work within GEAPS five core competencies: 

  1. Grain Quality
    2. Facility Maintenance and Design
    3. General Industry Operations
    4. Risk Management
    5. Human Resources 

Please submit your proposal by filling out the information in the link below. Presentation proposals will be reviewed as submitted. The final deadline to submit a proposal for Exchange 2022 is Friday, October 29th, 2021.  

Session availability is limited for Exchange 2022; however, all submissions may be considered for future GEAPS conferences and educational opportunities. 

Experts Needed At Exchange 2022

Important Dates

 

>> Presentation Submission Deadline 
      Friday, October 29, 2021

>> Submission Acceptance Notification Begins
      Wednesday, December 1, 2021

>> Exchange 2022
      March 26 – 29, 2022

 

Exchange 2022 Education Opportunities 

Concurrent Education Sessions 

Varied length presentations based on GEAPS core competencies and conference themes. Sessions for Exchange 2022 will be based on a variety of themes pre-determined by the EPC. This year the trending two themes are focused on Technology and Innovation and Safety. Please review competencies below as additional sessions will focus on these categories as well.   

Core Competencies Include: 

  1. Grain Quality  
  2. Facility Maintenance and Design 
  3. General Industry Operations  
  4. Risk Management  
  5. Human Resources 

Idea Exchange 

The Idea Exchange features 12 to 15 participants delivering approximately five 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. 

Expo Pods  

The most interactive learning opportunity at the Exchange, Expo Pods offer hands-on learning opportunities in the Expo Hall. Designed for groups of up to 60 attendees these sessions feature interactive presentations and equipment demonstrations. Presentations include hands-on time and question-and-answer sessions. PowerPoints are not to be used during the Expo Pods and commercialism is strictly prohibited. The 2021 Expo Pod theme is Technology. 

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SPEAKER FAQs

SPEAKER QUALIFICATIONS & INFORMATION

If you have a question about the Expo that’s not here, please reach out and we would be happy to assist. 

Speaker Inquiries:

Non-commercial Nature of the GEAPS Exchange Education Program

To maintain educational integrity, presenters are advised not to use their session(s) as a platform for promotion of their products and services or for monetary gain. GEAPS provides a unique forum for professionals to have an open dialogue and a creative exchange of ideas free from commercial content. 

Honoraria, Travel Expenses and Complimentary Registration

As a non-profit association, GEAPS does not pay an honorarium for concurrent session presentations at Exchange. In addition, the speaker is responsible for all travel-related and accommodation expenses. Persons selected to speak at concurrent education sessions or the Opening Workshop will be provided with the option of a full complimentary registration for the duration of the entire conference, including social events. Persons selected to speak at the Idea Exchange or Expo Pods will receive a complimentary registration for the duration of the entire conference including Expo Hall and education access, but not including social events. ($550 value)

Important Dates

Presentation Submission Deadline — Friday, October 29, 2021

Submission Acceptance Notification Begins —Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Review/Selection Process

Education Committee Presentation Review and Selection Process—The GEAPS Exchange Education Planning Committee (EPC) consists of members from all avenues of the grain industry with many years of industry experience. The committee’s role is to review, plan and evaluate GEAPS’ education programming for the Exchange.

The selection process involves a review of every complete presentation application submitted prior to the deadline. All presentations are selected on the basis of the information submitted. Those submitting are expected to follow all instructions carefully and provide all requested information. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. 

Speaker Commitment

If you are selected as an Exchange speaker, you will be asked to submit materials and information in a timely manner. Conference speakers should understand the importance of meeting these deadlines. By submitting a presentation proposal, you are committing to your role in executing a successful conference. The EPC will review presentations to confirm they are meeting described session objectives and are appropriate for the designated learning levels. If there are any questions or concerns regarding the content, GEAPS reserves the right to require that changes be made.

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