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GEAPS highlights 2023 Exchange education schedule

Paralympian Dan Cnossen will present the keynote address

Photo courtesy of GEAPS
Photo courtesy of GEAPS

The Grain Elevator and Processing Society has announced its education schedule for GEAPS Exchange 2023, which is scheduled February 25-28, 2023, at Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas native Dan Cnossen will be the keynote speaker. Cnossen is a Navy SEAL, war veteran, survivor, Harvard graduate and medal-winning Paralympian.

Four education tracks

There are four education tracks this year: maintenance, employee development, safety and grain operations.

Attendees may choose to focus on one track or sample them all. The tracks are planned so attendees may participate in all the sessions in one track OR mix-and-match the four throughout the conference.

View the four tracks here.

This education lineup was designed to help keep workers safe, improve efficiency and product quality and inspire innovation. Nate Tostenson with GEAPS’ Minneapolis chapter, who serves on the Exchange Educational Programming Committee (EPC), said he’s excited about everything the team has been working on for attendees.

“Being an associate member, my goal is for members to walk away from Exchange more educated and with a handful of problem-solving ideas they can bring back to their facilities to increase uptime and decrease downtime,” said Tostenson. “It’s not always about the sale. Regular members are our friends. We want them to succeed.”

Finally, Exchange will end on a fun note during the Closing Celebration with Strongman Eric Moss, who is sure to empower and astonish as he folds frying pans, breaks cinderblocks and speaks about the power in all of us.

The education schedule includes: 

  • Keynote Speaker: 8 a.m., Sunday, February 26
  • Idea Exchange: 9:45 a.m., Sunday, February 26
  • Innovation Stations: Sunday, February 26 through Tuesday, February 28
  • Education Sessions: Monday, February 27, and Tuesday, February 28
  • Closing Celebration: 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 28

In addition to education, GEAPS Exchange includes an expo hall filled with technology and services to make grain operations safer and more efficient; education on the latest trends and best practices and social events that help reinforce business relationships.

The full conference is $395 for GEAPS members and international attendees who register by February 2. Non-members pay $625. Prices increase February 3. Register online at

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