Purdue University 
Boosting U.S. Ag Productivity & Profits: It’s All About Demand
Agriculture has entered the last stage of the cycle, where profits from commodity markets have become razor thin, forcing another round of consolidation. In the past, increased productivity has been the driver of profits. Now, instead of producing more with less, producing more valuable products through value-added and consumer-driven products might be a more profitable option. Demographics and the shifting demand preferences from Millennials and Gen Z are changing the game. Can U.S. agriculture respond, and are bankers willing to finance these higher risk, higher return enterprises

  University of Minnesota
Building a Winning Team
Leadership, teamwork and overcoming adversity are the traits that made Lindsay Whalen a six-time WNBA All Star and now the head coach of the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team.

Whalen has won world titles, Olympic gold medals as well as four WNBA titles with the Minnesota Lynx. At the end of the 2018 WNBA season, Lindsay retired from playing professional basketball and now leads the women’s basketball program at the University of Minnesota.

You don’t want to miss this high-energy keynote and Lindsay’s lessons on what it takes to build a winning team.

  UMB Bank
Modeling Deposit Migration: Using Your Interest Rate Risk Model to Measure the Impact of a Changing Deposit Base in a Rising Rate Environment
Now that market interest rates have risen steadily since 2016, will banks experience a “surge” out of non-maturity deposits and into time deposits? If so, what impact will that change have on a bank’s interest rate risk profile, profitability and liquidity? This session will demonstrate how a bank can use its interest rate risk model to measure the impact of potential changes in its deposit base and identify the optimal funding mix.

Disrupting the Norm: The Rise of Community Bank/Fintech Partnerships
Once considered a threat, fintechs and alternative lenders are now more often viewed as allies to community banks. Diversification, new revenue streams, access to new industries, increased efficiencies, better data – these are just some of the key reasons banks are extending their hands to non-traditional lenders.

  Sr. Director, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, RSM
Talent Acquisition for the Future of Banking
Attracting and retaining talent in times of historically low unemployment is a challenge for any industry, but it presents unique challenges for the community banking industry. Employees are capitalizing on the wage growth and advancement opportunities that come from changing employers more frequently. Today’s early career recruits may not be putting banking as their first career choice. This session will explore practical and actionable strategies for attracting talent to the community banking industry, enhancing the recruiting experience and retaining talent in a highly competitive market.

  Farin Associates
Funding in Today’s Environment – Keys to Your Funding Options
Banking’s most precious resource is core funding. Community bank plans for managing the supply and cost of this basic element are often unwritten and even unplanned. What’s your plan for managing funding? As rates have increased, how have you managed the cost of historically “cheap” funding? Join us as we tackle the most important funding in community banking and outline the next steps on your funding path.

  The Baker Group
Impact of Global, U.S. & Local Markets on Balance Sheet Strategy in 2019
Today’s world economy is increasingly connected and what happens on a seemingly distant global or national level can often have a meaningful impact on the profitability of Minnesota community banks. This session will examine the global, national and local economic environment and the outlook for Federal Reserve monetary policy in the future. Then we will discuss recent trends in banking at the national and state level with a focus on future challenges and emerging risks. Finally, we will present specific recommendations on what community banks can do today to prepare for an uncertain future.

Tommy Ryman, a semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, is an acclaimed comedian. His oddly adorable standup landed him No. 2 on iTunes comedy charts for his album Having the Time of My Life. Named Best of the Midwest at Gilda’s Laugh Fest, Tommy grew up in Minnesota jamming on clarinet for his new-age mom and kale-chip-making dad.

A Last Comic Standing judge raved, “I have never seen anything like [Tommy] before in my whole life, [he is] one-of-a-kind, fantastic!”

  Global AgriTrends
Global Megatrends in Agriculture  
Populations and rising incomes are fueling food demand. China’s 1.3 billion citizens are rapidly entering the global middle class in a country clinging to food self-sufficiency. And, while future demand for food is rising sharply, farmers are becoming more efficient. But many consumers are seeking food produced with “yield-reducing practices” (e.g., organic, antibiotic free). How can the market reconcile this dilemma? 

  The Center for Generational Kinetics, LLC 
Cracking the Gen Z Consumer Code: How to Fast-Track Your Brand, Sales and Long-Term Growth with Gen Z
Gen Z consumers are changing everything. Are you ready? This fast-emerging generation, currently ages 22 and under, brings unprecedented consumer challenges or huge growth opportunities – depending entirely on the actions you take now. In this pioneering program, Matt Beaudreau will reveal The Center’s new Gen Z research, expert insights, and specific solutions you can act on immediately to tap into the influence, purchasing power, and loyalty of Gen Z –a huge, diverse generation that can’t remember a time before Amazon or Netflix!

  Hellmuth and Johnson
Turning the Tables: How to Prosper and Profit in Crisis
Crisis is part danger and part opportunity. Will you know what to do in your next high stakes situation? Terry Moore shows you how to lead your team to not just survive, but to profit from crisis. Terry’s proven Turn the Tables system is the next level of strategic leadership. Using this method, you will find opportunities where others see only danger. In this talk, you will learn the methods and tactics to turn your next crisis into gold.

Cyber & the C-Suite: What Top Management Needs to Know About Security
The number of financial institution U.S. data breach incidents tracked in 2017 hit a new record, according to the 2017 Data Breach Year-End Review released by the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) and CyberScout®. The Review indicates a drastic upturn of 44.7 percent increase over the record high figures reported for 2016. What would one breach do to your financial institution? How would your senior management team respond?

  FDIC Chairman
Perspectives of the FDIC Chairman
Jelena McWilliams is the 21st Chairman of the FDIC. She was nominated by President Donald J. Trump on November 30, 2017, and confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 2018, to serve a six-year term on the FDIC Board of Directors and designated as Chairman for a term of five years. Ms. McWilliams was Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary for Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to joining Fifth Third Bank, she worked in the United States Senate for six years, most recently as Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director with the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.

  Host of Twin Cities Live and MyTalk 107.1
Steve joined 5 Eyewitness News in December of 2013. Before coming to the Twin Cities, Steve spent time working for Hubbard Broadcasting in Los Angeles, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the company’s entertainment cable news network REELZ Channel. While working for 5 Eyewitness News, Steve was asked to guest-host for Twin Cities Live in February of 2014. He had no idea what it would turn into! After multiple fill-in appearances, Steve joined Twin Cities Live as a co-host, which gave him the opportunity to return to his entertainment roots.