2020 Conference Schedule

Day 1

Thursday, September 10

7:00 a.m.

Registration and Full Buffet Breakfast

8:00 a.m.


Venky Venkatachalam, Dean - University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business
Stephanie Larscheid, Executive Director - PFBA


8:15 a.m.

Keynote: Mike Paton

Get A Grip on Your Business
Six Keys to Getting What You Want from your Entrepreneurial Company

10:00 a.m.

Networking Break

Stacey Pearson

10:30 a.m.

Success Story: Otter Products, Stacey Pearson

12:00 p.m.


12:30 p.m.

Paul TenHaken, Mayor of Sioux Falls

EOS experience as the former owner of Click Rain and as an elected public official
12:30-12:45pm during lunch

chad cannon

1:00 p.m.

Chad Cannon

Michael Hyatt and Company
The Double Win: Succeeding at Life and Business

2:00 p.m.

Networking Break

2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Option #1

Family, Business & Ownership – Connecting the Circles

Sara B. Stern, Family Business Minnesota
Intended for small businesses and those in the first & second generation

Option #2

A Dialogue about the Role of Boards & Developing Quality Board Members

3:30 p.m.

Networking Break

3:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Option #1

Leading Your Business as an Owner

Sara B. Stern, Family Business Minnesota
Intended for the current leading generation

Option #2

Creating and Living an Authentic and Deliberate Culture in your Family Business

Jared D. Lock, Ph.D., Founder & CEO
at The JDL Group

5:30 p.m.

Social & Dinner

Dinner served at 6:15pm

7:00 p.m.

Family Business Award Presentation

Vicki Clarke Family Business of the Year Award
Heritage Award honoring a family that has been in business for 75 or more years

Day 2

Friday, September 11

7:00 a.m.

Full Buffet Breakfast

Optional Family Business Roundtable Discussions

bryan miller

8:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Bryan Miller

Dynastic Dynamics - Navigating the Family Enterprise

9:15 a.m.

Networking Break

9:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Option #1

The Emotional Side of a Successful Retirement

Option #2

Frozen in the Family Business

10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Option #1

Parenting Styles in Family Business

Option #2

Making Family Business Decisions in Moments that Matter

The Johnston Family and JSA Advising 

12:00 p.m.

Conference Concludes – Closing Remarks

Lunch is on your own. Schedule a lunch with a fellow family or with a Prairie Family Business sponsor. Take advantage of your time working on your business!

1:00 p.m.

Facilitated Family Discussions (Optional)

Advance sign-up is required!  Email us to reserve a spot for these complimentary facilitated discussions to dive deeper into conference topics and family business matters within your own family.

Registration Open to the First 300