MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Registration is now open for GEAPS Inspire 2016, a leadership symposium for progressive grain professionals. The conference is July 19-20 at the Mall of America Parkview Conference Center, in Bloomington, Minnesota, U.S. Admission is free for GEAPS members and $249 for non-members. 

The conference starts with speaker Mark Hourigan on Tuesday, July 19 at 1 p.m., followed by a social networking event at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday will begin with breakfast and the GEAPS Annual Meeting at 7:30 a.m., followed by speaker Sarah Sladek at 9 a.m. and a golf outing at 1:30 p.m. Due to limited space, Inspire 2016 is limited to 150 participants.

Hourigan will give a presentation on the importance of communication in the workplace, and Sladek will talk about how to manage the different generations of workers in your company.

Inspire 2016 will feature a pair of social networking options: bowling, billiards and arcade games at Sky Deck Sports Grille & Lanes at the Mall of America Tuesday evening and a golf scramble Wednesday afternoon at The Wilds Golf Club to raise funds for GEAPS Foundation.  The Mall of America and Sky Deck social event are family-friendly activities. Registration for the Sky Deck party is $55 for adults and $25 for kids 18 and under. Registration includes games, heavy appetizers and drink tickets. 
Golf is $160 per person, and requires a separate registration form. Each golf registration includes a $50 donation to the GEAPS Foundation.

GEAPS has reserved discounted guest rooms at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Rooms start at $179, and are available from three days before the symposium through three days after. Reserve your room online, or call 1.952.881.5258 and mention you are with the Grain Elevator and Processing Society.   

For more information and to register online, click here.