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Face Today's challenges head on

The 2020 Fall Digital Symposium offers four days of essential industry education designed to help bank holding company officers, directors, and bank owners like you weather these uncharted waters. The BHCA has put together a groundbreaking four-day event that will help you position your organization for success through the remainder of the year and well into the future. 

We offer six hours of education from top industry consultants, bankers, regulators and other experts. Fifteen presenters will offer insight over four 90-minute sessions scheduled for 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. each day  Oct. 5-8. The all-digital sessions will be delivered right to your computer, with ample opportunity for you to ask questions. Each day is devoted to a theme: M&A on Monday, Profitability on Tuesday, Regulatory Panel on Wednesday and Outlook (economic and political) on Thursday. 

The 2020 Fall Digital Symposium is like no other BHCA event. The online format makes it practical to include many more people from your organization. Without the travel time and lodging expense, the 2020 Fall Digital Symposium is likely to be the most economical industry event you’ve ever attended. Be sure to check out our special member pricing which makes it particularly economical to register four or more people from the same organization. Not a BHCA member? Call today 1-800-813-4754 for membership information. This may be the opportunity to join that you have been waiting for!

In addition to timely and useful information, your Fall Digital Symposium registration means you’ll receive an informational packet prior to the event filled with session handouts, attendee list, sponsor information and other documents that will help you make the most of the event. The packet may even include a fun surprise. Whether you register for the entire Symposium or only one day, you will find this BHCA event to be a great value. So don’t delay; register today!

October 5-8, 2020

Our Speakers

Curtis Carpenter and Kirk Hovde, The Hovde Group

Tom Hershberger, Cross  Financial

Tim Kosiek, Baker Tilly

Jon Hendry, Alerus Financial 

KC Mathews, UMB Bank

Dr. David Schultz, Hamline University

Regulators from the Fed, the FDIC, the OCC, Conference of State Bank Supervisors, and the Minnesota Department of Commerce

Plus: Bankers from Iowa, Montana and Wisconsin share their M&A experiences and insights


Curtis Carpenter

The Hovde Group
Curtis Carpenter is a veteran investment banker who became senior managing director of The Hovde Group’s depository practice. Carpenter provides investment banking services, including M&A advisory and capital markets solutions to depository institutions throughout the Southwest and Midwest.

Tom Hershberger

Cross Financial
Tom Hershberger is the CEO of Cross Financial, a Nebraska-based consulting firm that helps community banks optimize their business planning, staff development, research and branding. Tom’s experience includes branch and marketing management, and time as a community bank president.

KC Mathews

UMB Bank
KC Mathews is executive vce president and chief investment officer for UMB Financial, Kansas City, Mo. Mathews is responsible for the development, execution and oversight of UMB’s investment strategy. He has more than 25 years of experience in investment analysis and management.
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Dr. David Schultz

Hamline University
Dr. David Schultz is a professor of political science at Hamline University, St. Paul, Minn. He teaches across a wide-range of American politics including public policy and administration, campaigns and elections, and government ethics. He is also a professor of Law at the University of Minnesota.


Sessions run Monday through Thursday from 1:30 to 3:00 pm Central Time.

THEME: Mergers & Acquisitions

1:30 to 2:10 p.m. —The Community Bank M&A Landscape: the Impact of the Pandemic and other Factors

Curtis Carpenter and Kirk Hovde, The Hovde Group.
This M&A overview from experts at one of the nation’s leading investment banking firms provides a deep analysis of the current environment for buyers and sellers.

2:15 to 3:00 p.m. —Acquirers’ Panel: Three Deals that Happened and One that Didn’t

Hear from our panelists:
  • Greg Kistler, Central Bancshares, Inc., Muscatine, Iowa
  • Mike Daniels, Nicolet Bancshares, Inc., Green Bay, Wis.
  • Peter Johnson, Eagle Bancorp, Helena, Mont.
    An Up-close look at deals in three states: Central Bancshares’ acquisition of Walcott Trust & Savings Bank; Nicolet Bankshares’ deals to buy Advantage Community Bank of Dorchester, Wis., (which closed this summer) and Commerce State Bank of West Bend, Wis., (which was called off this spring); and Eagle Bancorp’s deal to purchase Western Holding Company of Wolf Point, Mont.

Our Sponsors:

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Our Prices

The four-day Fall Digital Symposium is affordably priced at $249 per person for BHCA members. If you prefer, single day registrations are available at $89 per person. Discounts are available for registrations that exceed 3 persons from the same member institution. Non-member pricing is $349 for the entire 4-day Symposium, or $129 per person for individual sessions.

A packet of materials to supplement each presentation will be sent to all registrants prior to the event.

Buy the Complete Fall Digital Symposium

Includes all four sessions.

By far your best value!

BHCA Member Price


     Member institutions get a discount for attendees beyond the third registrant.

          Starting with the fourth registration, the rate is just $124 per person!



Non-member Price


Supplemental information for all registrants
will be mailed ahead of the session.


Monday Only

THEME: Mergers & Acquisitions

BHCA Member Rate

Rate for the first 3 people from one institution. Beyond three registrations, additional people may attend for $45/person.


Non-member Rate


Tuesday Only

THEME: Profitability

BHCA Member Rate

Rate for the first 3 people from one institution. Beyond three registrations, additional people may attend for $45/person.


Non-member Rate


Wednesday Only

THEME: Regulatory Landscape

BHCA Member Rate

Rate for the first 3 people from one institution. Beyond three registrations, additional people may attend for $45/person.


Non-member Rate


Thursday Only

THEME: Outlook

BHCA Member Rate

Rate for the first 3 people from one institution. Beyond three registrations, additional people may attend for $45/person.


Non-member Rate


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