Fun Run Map

Fun Run Info

Fun Run Map

Fun Run Directions:

  1. Start at the Hilton Columbus
  2. Head south on High Street (take a right outside the doors of the Hilton)
  3. Take a right onto W Nationwide Blvd
  4. Take a left onto John H McConnell Blvd
  5. Use the path to enter into the McFerson Commons Park path
  6. Cross over W Spring St
  7. Cross over W Long St to get on the Lower Scioto Greenway
  8. Begin by heading East and then double back to head West
  9. Continue until you reach the Scioto Mile Fountain
  10. Circle back to pass the City of Columbus Firefighters Memorial
  11. Exit the greenway and hop on W Gay St
  12. Turn Left to get back on N High Street
  13. Continue North to return to the Hilton

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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