Sioux Falls Leadership Summit

The Sioux Falls Leadership Summit is a signature event for SME and features speakers, networking and other opportunities to inspire and teach local business owners, leaders, entrepreneurs, and sales and marketing executives. The summit launched in 2021 with development leader, author, and coach, John C. Maxwell, as its keynote speaker. This year’s event will feature Jon Acuff, the New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including his most recent, “Soundtracks, The Surprising Solution To Overthinking”.

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Location: Sioux Falls Convention Center

Want to recognize an SME members who is between the ages of 25-45 and is making a big impact? Nominate them for the Rising in Excellence award that will be presented at the Leadership Summit. Find the nomination form here.

Click here to read the announcement of this years SD Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year recipient, Tom Van Wyhe.

Schedule of Events (subject to change)
12:00 PM: Doors Open for Summit

1:00 PM: Conference Begins
Opening Speaker
Presentation SD Sales & Marketing Executive of the Year
Announcement of Rising in Excellence Award Winner
Keynote Speaker
Leadership Discussion

4:15 PM: Networking and Social


Individual Tickets are $99
SME Member tickets are $55
Reserved Tables of 10 can be purchased for $1,200

Do you have questions that you would like to ask Jon Acuff? Join us for an exclusive lunch with a moderated Q&A from 12-1:00pm. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased through the link below. Seating is limited so get your tickets now!


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2023 Speaker

Jon Acuff is the New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including his most recent, Soundtracks, The Surprising Solution To Overthinking.

Published in more than twenty languages, his work is both critically acclaimed and adored by readers. When he’s not writing, Acuff can be found on a stage, as one of INC’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers. He’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges and companies around the world including FedEx, Nissan, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Chick-fil-A, Nokia and Comedy Central. Known for his insights wrapped in humor, Acuff shared the stage with an American Icon when he opened up for Dolly Parton at the Ryman Auditorium.

For over 20 years he’s also helped some of the biggest brands tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, and Staples. His fresh perspective on life has given him the opportunity to write for Reader’s Digest, Fast Company, The Harvard Business Review and Time Magazine.

He lives outside of Nashville, TN with his wife Jenny and two teenage daughters.


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