The University of St. Thomas

“I always attend First Friday…it’s a great networking event” - Bryan Ethridge

The First Friday Speaker Series brings together hundreds of alumni, students, faculty and staff members, and friends for thoughtful presentations by community members of interest from the Twin Cities area. Each luncheon begins at noon and is followed by a presentation, along with questions and answers.

Pre-registration is required. The cost is $25. To register, click on the links located on the right-hand column of this page. No tickets will be sent and no refunds will be made. Seating is open, so please allow enough time if you are meeting someone at the luncheon.

Did you know you can be a volunteer Table Captain?
Did you know that you do not need to pay for an entire table to be a First Friday table captain? To volunteer as a table captain, simply tell potential guests to register online at and mention (in the notes section) that they are sitting at your table. First Friday is a great opportunity for you and your guests to hear an engaging speaker, enjoy a first-class lunch, relax and reconnect with fellow alumni, friends and family members, and network with 300 fellow Tommies. Click here to request more information.

2014-2015 Schedule

In 2014-2015 the First Friday Speaker Series entered its 24th year of providing quality talks by members of our community. The following is a listing of speakers.

Friday, May 01, 2015

May 2015 First Friday
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Join us for guest speaker Mike Reger '98, '99 M.B.A. Reger is the CEO of Northern Oil & Gas Inc., a public gas and oil exploration and production company, based in Wayzata. Registration is required.