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First Friday

For more than 25 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.


Due to COVID-19, all First Friday events will be held virtually until at least January 2021. All virtual events will be free to attend. We are working on finalizing our lineup for the 2020-21 season and will update this page as we confirm our monthly speakers.

Meet Our Speakers

headshot of Neel Kashkari

October 2

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

Watch From Home

Couldn't make it to the latest First Friday? Watch a recording of our most recent speaker here or all of this year's speakers on our YouTube channel.