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Registration Open for GEAPS Leadership Conference

Published: Jan 04, 2024 by Krissy Ohnstad

Event Set for May 8-9, 2024 in Fort Worth, Texas

MINNEAPOLIS, January 4, 2024 – Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is happy to announce registration is open for GEAPS Leadership Conference May 8-9, 2024! We’re leading the way to the historic Stockyards of Fort Worth, Texas. Come ready to hear from expert presenters on important industry topics, network with industry colleagues and have some fun in the Lonestar State!  

Save money by registering early! The full conference is $250 for GEAPS members and $350 for nonmembers who register on or before Monday, April 1. Rates will increase to $325 and $425 on April 2.  

There are two bonus opportunities to begin and end GEAPS Leadership Conference this year. Mosey on over to Billy Bob’s Texas on the first night of the event for great food, drinks, line dancing lessons and some of the most fun you’ve had in boots! Billy Bob’s is known as the world’s largest honky tonk, and well worth the admission price of $50. Before you head home, you’re invited to take part in a golf tournament hosted by GEAPS’ Lonestar Chapter.  

GEAPS’ new leader, John Caupert, is excited to attend the conference and hopes you’ll join him there! 

“GEAPS is known as a great resource for educational and networking opportunities in our industry. GEAPS Leadership Conference is a showcase event for GEAPS and I encourage you all to join me there. Leadership is a service-driven position and a responsibility to the people you lead in your organization. I’m excited to meet with GEAPS leaders in Fort Worth,” Caupert said. “The team is working hard to put together a great conference with quality education and loads of Texas-based fun along the way.” 

Gain Leadership Skills 

With a theme of “Leading a Culture of Safety,” GEAPS Leadership Conference will help attendees learn the philosophy of Servant Leadership, where leadership isn’t about you, but the people you lead. The conference will also feature in-depth breakout sessions on practical methods for safety training, conflict management and purposeful presence.    

Those who attended GEAPS Leadership Conference in Portland last year surely remember Ted Schick. He was so highly rated on our event surveys; we invited him back! He seems as excited to join us as we are to have him.   

“Why am I excited to return?  Because I am!  It’s the finest compliment a speaker can receive to be asked back. I thoroughly enjoyed these GEAPS leaders—smart, thoughtful, fully engaged in their own learning and development—they made my job EASY! In doing my research, it was evident that they love what they do and are PROUD of what they do,” Schick said.

In addition to delivering the keynote address, Schick will serve as the conference facilitator. You’ll see him leading a breakout session, moderating a panel and closeout the conference.     

Because we’re in Texas, we have even planned time in the conference to catch the spectacle that is the Fort Worth Daily Cattle Drive through the Stockyards. 

Convenient Housing Options 

We have arranged for a discounted, comfortable place for you to stay at Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards. The hotel will tell you it’s near restaurants, shops and live music venues. Bonus, it’s also located adjacent to Fort Worth Stockyards Station, the site of GEAPS Leadership Conference. Our Wednesday evening social event will be at the famed Billy Bob’s Texas, located just a few steps away.  

Share Your Brand and Products with the Industry  

GEAPS Leadership Conference is a great opportunity for companies who supply products and services in the grain industry to meet new and existing customers in a relaxed and intimate setting. The Supplier Showcase is a great opportunity to show up as an industry leader. Tabletops and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, send a message to

Visit our website for details 

From social events to education to housing—our website has it all! Visit for details. 

About GEAPS   

The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is an international professional association of grain handling and processing professionals. GEAPS addresses the industry’s critical grain handling, storage and processing operations needs by providing networking, professional development programs and access to a global marketplace of industry suppliers. GEAPS’ global network includes more than 3,000 individual members from about 1,000 companies. Join our network today!


Jessica Waltzer
Communications Manager