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 25, 2023
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 25, 2023 
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. Dust off your fedoras because this year’s event promises to be a grand time—it’s a speakeasy theme! 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 26, 2023 
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.

View Map

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

Sunday, February 26, 2023 
8:00AM – 9:30AM 
Convention Center

We are pleased to announce Dan Cnossen as our keynote speaker at GEAPS Exchange. Cnossen, a Survivor, Navy SEAL Lt. Commander & 7-Time Paralympic Medalist, will start Exchange education in a wonderful way, Sunday, February 26.

GEAPS Young Professionals 

Sunday, February 26, 2023
4:30PM – 6:00PM 
Convention Center: Expo Hall – GEAPS Booth 

Are you 40 or younger? Interested in networking with peers at the same place in their careers? 

The Young Professionals Group, will meet at GEAPS Exchange in Kansas City. You’ll be able to meet with other young grain professionals, share your ideas and help build the group as a founding member!  Join the new private Facebook group. Search for “GEAPS Young Professionals” and a group admin will add you. This is a private group just for you! 

This event is free for all attendees. 

Cornhole Tournament 

Date – TBA
Time – TBA 

Convention Center: Expo Hall – GEAPS Booth #1740 

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 2022 event had so much fun we just had to bring it back! We are working to make the 2023 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 28. 

Teams must be signed up by February 10, 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 sign up a team, email Deb at deb@geaps.com

Welcome Reception 

Sunday, February 26, 2023 
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.  

GEAPS Exchange Eric Moss

Closing Celebration & Reception

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 
Closing Celebration: 2:00PM – 3:00PM 
Closing Reception: 3:00PM – 5:00PM 
Convention Center 

Let’s say our farewells and close the conference together! Want to learn to achieve your goal goals, no matter the circumstances?  When it comes to achievement, many times it simply boils down to your attitude and your mindset. Discover how the superhuman secrets of success will help us successfully break through any obstacle that comes up no matter how seemingly impossible.  This dynamic and entertaining celebration, presented by world record holder Eric Moss will reveal how to break the chains holding us back so we can fulfill our potential and be set up for a strong and successful future… together. 

Join us directly following for the Closing Reception from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Enjoy delicious food, drinks and great conversation with your colleagues. Remember, don’t say goodbye, say “see you soon!”