Special Events During Exchange 

When you come to GEAPS Exchange in Kansas City, you’ll benefit from more than 45 hours of education, get a front row seat to innovation and be able network to your heart’s content—but there is still time to have a good time!   

The Mixer 

Saturday, February 24, 2024
6:00PM – 7:00PM
Kansas City Convention Center – 2502AB

First Timer or International Attendee? This fun event is for you! A relaxed and intimate event that allows the attendees to get acquainted with the event and with some of the best GEAPS members. Fun food and drinks will just add to the party!

Get Acquainted Party 

Saturday, February 24, 2024 
7:00PM – 10:00PM 
Kansas City Convention Center – Grand Ballroom CD 

Kick off your fun during the Get Acquainted Party!  Enjoy a reunion with GEAPS friends and colleagues. Break out your cowboy boots, fringe and denim and get ready for a hoedown showdown. Be sure to say “howdy” to those new and old friends while embracing your country side.  Don’t stay out too late, we’re going to have fun the next morning.  More details coming soon!  

Admission includes two drink tickets and food. This event is included in the Full Registration option as well as an a la carte item. 

Fun Run/Walk 

Sunday, February 25, 2024
6:00AM – 7:00AM 
Marriott Hotel Lobby 

Start the morning and Exchange off on the right foot and head out for a refreshing 5k run or walk through a brisk spring morning in Kansas City.

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This event is free for all attendees. Group will start from the Marriott Lobby. Maps of the route will be available on-site. 

Keynote Speaker: Sandy Gennaro

Sunday, February 25, 2024 
8:00AM – 9:30AM 
Convention Center

Sandy Gennaro will deliver the keynote address Sunday, February 25. Gennaro, a rock star and professional speaker, delivers powerful presentations about beating the odds and becoming a rock star in business and in life.

Cornhole Tournament 

Date – Sunday, February 25 – Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Time – Varies throughout the Expo Hours
Convention Center: Expo Hall – GEAPS Booth #1640

Whether you call it cornhole or bags, serious sport (wink) is returning to the expo hall floor for GEAPS Exchange next year. Competitors at the 2023 event had so much fun we just had to bring it back! We are working to make the 2024 event bigger, better and even more fun for chapter competitors!

Competitors will square off in the center of the action, right next to the GEAPS booth. Glory and shame at the boards will take place all three days of the Expo in a single elimination tournament. The Grand Championship Round will determine winners on Tuesday, February 27.

Teams must be signed up by February 9, but we encourage forming your teams now so you have plenty of time to polish those mad skillz. Chapter pride, a shiny trophy and a gift card are on the line here, folks.

To signup your team, email Deb at deb@geaps.com.

Welcome Reception 

Sunday, February 25, 2024 
4:30PM – 6:00PM 
Convention Center: Expo Hall 

Enjoy a networking event with drinks and snacks while you stroll through the Expo Hall. The Welcome Reception is a great opportunity to network and explore the hall as the first day of the Expo comes to a close.  

Closing Event: Music Bingo

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 
2:00 – 3:15PM – Reception and Closing Remarks
3:30 – 5:00PM – Music Bingo
Convention Center – Ballroom 

This year enjoy a new type of event to close out the conference. The first hour of the event will be a cocktail social hour to mix and mingle. Then bring on the competition. We will be hosting a musical bingo event. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an expert in music, it’s a game for all! There will be lots of great prizes from our generous exhibitors and sponsors. This is an event that you don’t want to miss as people will be talking about it for a while!  

Enjoy delicious food, drinks and great conversation with your colleagues. Remember, don’t say goodbye, say “see you soon!”