Carlson School of Management

The Carlson School of Management's 1st Tuesday Speaker Series began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The 1st Tuesday Speaker Series features top executives addressing hot topics in business and leadership.

Held on the first Tuesday of every month at the McNamara Alumni Center, the program attracts alumni and business leaders fromthroughout the corporate community, and has become an attractive spot for professionals in the metropolitan area to network.

  • MAY

    The Business of Beer
    Tap fresh insights from leading craft brewers

    Surly BrewingOmar Ansari
    Founder, Surly Brewing

    Fulton BeerRyan Petz
    President, Fulton Beer

    Town Hall BreweryPete Rifakes
    Founder, Town Hall Brewery

    Summit Brewing CompanyMark Stutrud
    Founder, Summit Brewing Company

  • JUN

    June First Tuesday

    Featuring Buffalo Wild Wings President & CEO Sally Smith

    Sally SmithAs President and Chief Executive Officer of Minneapolis-based Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., Sally J. Smith leads one of the nation's fastest-growing national restaurant chains, which includes more than 1,000 restaurants in 49 states and Canada and Mexico with system-wide revenue of over $ 2.8 billion.

    In 2003, Smith led the company in its initial public offering, raising more than $50 million which has helped fund the company's exceptional growth. The company has achieved compounded annual revenue growth of 27% over the past ten years and compounded annual net income growth of more than 34% over the past ten years.

  • AUG

    August First Tuesday

    Featuring Red Wing Shoe President Dave Murphy

  • SEP

    September First Tuesday

    Featuring H.B. Fuller President & CEO Jim Owens

  • OCT

    October First Tuesday

    Featuring Freeman Shen of Zhejiang Geely Group

1st Tuesday Corporate Tables

We value the partnerships with companies in the Twin Cities-area and want to continue to bring the business community together on a monthly basis. To continue our partnership with the business community, we invite you to purchase corporate tables for upcoming 1st Tuesday events!

Benefits of a 1st Tuesday Corporate Table:

  • Priority seating upfront
  • Recognition of your company's table
  • 10 seats for $288

To register your company for one or more 1st Tuesday events please email Katie Beaudet, Event & Program Manager, at

Register for 1st Tuesday

1st Tuesday is hosted at the McNamara Alumni Center.

Cost: $32 (includes lunch and program)

11:30 a.m.   Registration and Networking
11:50 a.m.   Lunch
1:00 p.m.   Program concludes




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