Call for Speakers
GEAPS is currently accepting presentation proposals for the annual conference, GEAPS Exchange, February 25-28, 2023 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 share their new ideas, products or services to the grain industry.
Please submit your proposal by filling out the information in the link below.
This year the EPC is looking for topics focused on:
- Maintenance (preventative, predictive, hands-on demonstrations)
- Employee Development and Wellness
- Energy Management
- Regulatory and Safety Updates
- Cyber Security
- And more!
>> Call for Speakers Campaign Begins
>> Applications Accepted
September 21, 2022
>> Exchange 2023
February 25-28, 2023
Exchange 2023 Education Opportunities
Concurrent Education Sessions
Varied length presentations based on GEAPS core competencies and conference themes. Conference themes include basic maintenance, employee development and wellness and safety. All sessions will focus on GEAPS’ five Core Competencies as well.
Core Competencies Include:
- Grain Quality
- Facility Maintenance and Design
- General Industry Operations
- Risk Management
- Human Resources
Maintenance Topics we are looking for:
- Pulleys & Idlers
- Belting, Leg Cups, & Fasteners
- Multiple methods to splicing belts
- Power Transmission
- Conveyors (screw, enclosed belts, drag, open, pneumatic)
- Dust Collectors
- Bucket Elevators
- Elevator Leg maintenances
- Bearing Maintenance
- Lock out/tag out; compressed air, hot work, confined spaces
- Post Harvest Maintenance
- Hazard monitoring; Hazmon testing
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.
Innovation Stations (formally known as expo pods )
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.