Call for Speakers

GEAPS is currently accepting presentation proposals for the annual conference, GEAPS Exchange, February 25-28, 2025 at the Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri. 

Please submit your proposal by filling out the information in the link below.

Important Dates

>> 2025 Education Themes Confirmed
June 15, 2024

>> Applications Accepted Until 
      September 1, 2024

>> Conference Dates for Exchange 2025
      February 25-28, 2025

Do you have a topic in mind that you would like to present on for Exchange 2025? We invite you to apply now.

After GEAPS Exchange 2024, February 25-27, the Exchange Educational Programming Committee (EPC) will review feedback from the show and begin to build a new program for the following year. Conference themes for 2025 will be determined by June 2024. Check back for more information.

Exchange Education Opportunities

Concurrent Education Sessions  

Varied length presentations based on GEAPS core competencies.

Core Competencies Include:  

Grain Quality   

Facility Maintenance and Design  

General Industry Operations   

Risk Management   

Human Resources 

Idea Exchange 

The Idea Exchange features 12 to 15 participants delivering approximately five minute presentations. The program includes two segments:  

“What’s New?” includes new products and services developed for grain operations during the past year. Please note, you must be a current Exchange 2025 exhibitor to be considered for this program. 

“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. 

Expo Hall Innovation Stations 

The most interactive learning opportunity at the Exchange, Innovation Stations, 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. If you have a new technology to share or would like to participate in some hands-on maintenance training we invite you to apply today. 

Non-commercial Nature of the GEAPS Exchange Education ProgramOpen

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 RegistrationOpen

As a non-profit association, GEAPS does not typically pay an honorarium for education presentations at Exchange. In addition, the speaker is responsible for all travel-related and accommodation expenses.

Persons selected to speak at education sessions will be provided with the option of a full complimentary registration for the duration of the entire conference, including social events.

Important DatesOpen

Submissions accepted through September 1, 2024

Review/Selection ProcessOpen

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 CommitmentOpen

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.