piper jaffray president deb schoneman at first friday podium

First Friday

For more than 30 years, St. Thomas alumni and friends have been drawn to the First Friday Speaker Series luncheons to network and hear first-hand from the community’s most interesting “thought leaders.” Their often candid and always relevant messages offer a unique perspective on the common good, and divulge what’s next for Minnesota and beyond.

Fall 2021 Update

In light of changing conditions around COVID 19 and variants, final decisions about the 2021-22 First Friday season are pending. Please check back for more information in the future.


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2020-21 Speakers

Watch for updates soon about our exciting slate of speakers for the 2021-22 season!
headshot of Neel Kashkari

October 2

Neel Kashkari, CEO and President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
See Neel's Remarks
greg cunningham seated on stage and speaking at first friday

Watch From Home

Couldn't make it to a First Friday? Watch previous speakers on our YouTube channel. Recordings of the 2020-21 season can also be found above.