JUNE 2 - 4

Sioux Falls Convention Center & Sheraton Sioux Falls


Evolving digital technologies, shifting consumer preferences and increasing competition are creating new challenges for banks. As the banking industry is being transformed, there is uncertainty around what the future of the industry will look like over the next decade. Are you ready to re-imagine the future of banking? 

The South Dakota Bankers Association invites you to FOCUS FORWARD at the 2019 SDBA/NDBA Annual Convention on June 2-4 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center & Sheraton Sioux Falls. Attendees can explore new pathways, seek innovative partners and motivate to embrace the future of banking at this year’s annual convention. 


Lori Firsdon - Who's in Charge... You or Your Stuff?

Robert Kleinhenz, Ph.D. - Will The Real Economy Please Stand Up? - Economic Outlook 2019-20

Lee Wetherington - Focusing Forward... what's coming, what matters & what to do next


Listed below are the recorded video sessions from our 2019 convention. Each video is password-protected. The password was provided in an email sent to all convention attendees.

Dr. Richard Deming, Above + Beyond Cancer

V.J. Smith, Dancing to the Oldies

Dr. Susan Kalsow, What's Wrong With Them? The Importance of Diversity

Lee Wetherington, Focusing Forward: What's Coming, What Matters & What To Do Next?

Eric Cook, Social Media Panel: How to Position Your Bank for Relevancy in Today's Digital/Social Age

Dr. Robert Kleinhenz, Will the Real Economy Stand Up?

Ignite Talks


Convention Agenda (updated 3/20/2019)

Sunday, June 2
4:00–8:00 p.m. Convention Registration
5:00–6:00 p.m. Emerging Leaders Reception
6:00–8:00 p.m. Welcome Party in Exhibit Hall

Monday, June 3
6:45–7:30 a.m. Fellowship Breakfast
7:30–8:30 a.m. Speaker: Dr. Richard Deming
8:30–9:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Break
9:00–10:00 a.m. Keynote: V.J. Smith
9:00–10:30 a.m. Guest Program: Who's in Charge... You or Your Stuff?
10:00–11:00 a.m. Keynote: Dr. Susan Kalsow
Noon–5:00 p.m. Golf Tournaments
Noon–5:00 p.m. Downtown Sioux Falls Tour
6:00–8:00 p.m. Futuristic Party in Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, June 4
7:00–8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00–9:00 a.m. Keynote: Lee Wetherington
8:00–11:00 a.m. Guest Program: Ripple Notes
9:00–10:00 a.m. Social Media Panel
10:15–11:15 a.m. Keynote: Dr. Christopher Thornberg
11:15–12:15 p.m. Ignite Talks
12:30–2:00 p.m. SDBA & NDBA Business Luncheons
2:00–3:00 p.m. Dessert Social
5:00–6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 Entertainment: Time Machine


When attending our event, please take a moment to thank our sponsors and exhibitors when you see them for helping to make the convention happen. Without them, this event wouldn't be possible!