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A conference for families in business together working on succession planning for the next generation.

April 29-30, 2021

 We're prioritizing safety for in-person attendees at the 2021 Family Business Conference  |  View HGI-Downtown Standards  >>  Hilton Standards


You'll get to hear from two great families at the 29th Annual Conference!

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The Leinenkugel Family

Dick & Katie Leinenkugel (5th & 6th Generation) will share the Leinenkugel's story of their 153-year-old company, live from their Wisconsin-based operation.

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The Allyn Family

Eric Allyn, former 4th generation and chairman of Welch Allyn, will be sharing his family's story of ownership and eventual sale of the business.


Stories from 2020 Conference


The annual conference helped us understand the family dynamic and the many facets of it. It was high powered and first class in all ways.

Jim S., 1st Generation

Rapid City, SD - Construction Industry

We learned how to turn our business from a single person calling the shots to a management team, ownership group, and board of directors.

Rachel N., 2nd Generation

Real Estate Industry

It is likely that our family business would not have successfully transitioned to the second generation without our years of involvement and commitment to the Family Business Conference.

Robert T., 2nd Generation

Outstanding job in managing so many obstacles and challenges during this pandemic. You did a wonderful job of hosting a conference that felt relevant, worthwhile, and safe for all in attendance. I wish I could have attended even more!

2020 Conference Attendee

This was my first time attending and I was very impressed with the content and how smoothly everything went with the virtual and onsite model. It was very well done!

2020 Conference Attendee

I am so glad the conference was still held and there was a virtual and live option. I hope this is how most conferences are going forward in our ‘new’ world.

2020 Conference Attendee


National Experts

Gain wisdom from a powerful line-up of family business owners, consultants and experts

Virtual Convenience

One click and view. Easy access and ability to stream sessions even after the conference has ended.

Dedicated Time

Pull yourself out of your business for 1.5 days and be prepared to leave inspired! Learn from the best to be your best.

Why should I attend?

It's always a good time to have a conversation about succession planning and the future of your family business.


National family business experts will equip your family with the tools needed to transition and grow, as well as keep you competitive in an ever-changing business landscape. 

  • Gain tools and strategies to implement today.

  • Expand your network of family business owners and exchange best practices

  • Benefit from our expertise in navigating family business dynamics


In-Person Registration


Members: $795/person

Virtual Registration


Members: $199/person

Virtual Group Registration


Admission for 3+ attendees
Members: $499/group

Cancellation Policy

Refund requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Any refunds will be applied as credit with Prairie Family Business Association to be used for member or event fees. No cash or credit card refunds will be given. 

Visionary Sponsors


Conference venue - Hilton Garden Inn Downtown in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Hotel phone: 1-605-444-4700

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