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GEAPS Exchange is a great place to make new connections in the grain industry, find operations solutions and learn about new technologies and best practices from across the industry. With nearly 400 exhibitors in the Expo, nearly 40 hours of education and a number of social events, the Exchange is the best place to make connections and advance your career!
Exchange will take place in New Orleans, LA at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center March 9-12, 2019.
Hour-long presentations based on GEAPS core competencies.
The Idea Exchange features approximately 12 participants delivering six 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.
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 2019 Expo Pod theme is Material Handling and Safety Equipment.
The following topics are themes the EPC would like to provide education on at Exchange 2019. A few additional topics will be chosen based on current industry needs in May 2018.
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.
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.
Presentation Submission Deadline - Friday, April 6, 2018
Submission Acceptance Notification Begins - Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Education Committee Presentation Review and Selection Process—The GEAPS Exchange Education Programming 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. Typically, more presentations are submitted than can be accepted. Only the best presentations are selected for the Exchange; the committee selects presentations designed to encourage high audience interaction/participation by incorporating multiple interactive strategies to engage participants such as, facilitated delivery with high participation involvement, peer-to-peer components, large and small group discussions, participant brainstorming components and participant involvement in case study analyses.