National Cooperative Grocers Association

July 26th - July 30th

The National Cooperative Grocers Association is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry.  Also represented are affiliated associations, manufacturers, and service suppliers, as well as other entrepreneurial companies that support NGA's Mission and Philosophy. This is the second year St. Thomas has hosted this association and we are excited to have them back! 

GR8 Conference

July 28th - July 31th

Joining us on the Minneapolis Campus, is the three day Conference that will be educating the 250 participants on technologies in the Groovy ecosystem.  Formatted with speakers, talks and informational sessions, they are continuing to spread the word on technologies such as Groovy, Grails, Gradle, Spock, GMetrics, GContracts, Griffon and many more.

Prestige Conference

August 1st - August 2nd

A premium WordPress conference being hosted in Schulze hall. While it is true that Prestige is, at its core, a business conference, it’s a mistake to think the speakers and sessions will only be of benefit to entrepreneurs and business executives. The conference will utilize St. Thomas Dining Services and will have breakout sessions across the campus.

International Go Congress

August 1st – August 9th

Several hundred Go players from around the world come together once a year at the US Go Congress to play serious and casual games, to learn from stronger players, to teach weaker players, and to renew friendships. Professional Go players from the US and several foreign countries give lectures, analyze games for attendees, play simultaneous games against attendees, and participate in the top tournaments. This group of over 400 participants will be coming to St. Thomas through this event, and we encourage you to come and check-out this fun program!

Wells Fargo

August 5th

Wells Fargo is fundraising for the American Cancer Society, the Bennett Clayton Foundation, and Vail Place through an Annual Treasury Management Charity Golf Classic.  The University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus is hosting the Sponsor Reception of 200 people as an opportunity for all to connect prior to the golf event which will occur the next day.

CFA Society

August 5th

The Certified Financial Analysts (CFA) Society of Minnesota is a professional organization for investment professionals in the Twin Cities and throughout the Upper Midwest region. With 1,300 members in five states, and across a broad scope of firms, they serve through relevant educational programming, career resources, membership support, and networking & leadership opportunities.  Their InvestMNt Conference on the Minneapolis Campus is hosting 300 people with large group speakers and numerous breakout sessions.

School of the New Evangelization

August 9th - August 14th

Saint Paul's Outreach actively invites college students to a life of Christian discipleship. SNE, School of New Evangelization, is a weeklong program that trains college students to become active in their faith and to lead their peers to do the same. Over 300 college students from around the country will attend this weeklong program and stay on campus in the residence halls at St. Thomas.

St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS) Administrators' Academy

August 10th - August 11th

Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) is one of Minnesota's largest school districts with more than 39,000 students. Superintendent Valeria Silva began leading SPPS in 2010, following more than two decades as a teacher, principal and administrator. Highly trained and deeply dedicated staff, cutting-edge academic programs, and strong community support are among the district’s hallmarks. Our student population is diverse, with students who speak more than 125 languages and dialects. The Administrator’s Academy will host their meeting in St. Thomas’s Woulfe Hall with over 200 attendees.

Midwest HS Conference

This conference is focused on the JavaScript Ecosystem through talks and well-known speakers.  The social gathering expresses the knowledge of educated presenters.  Located on the Minneapolis Campus for the second year, the group is prepared for another successful annual conference, this year consisting of 250 participants.

Sounds of Hope

Various Dates Throughout the Summer

For the 9th year in a row, the Minnesota-based Sounds of Hope will make St. Thomas its summer home. This organization produces an annual Songs of Hope project for girls and boys from around the globe. More than a summer camp, Songs of Hope joins young people from many countries. For six weeks, these dynamic communities of young people live and rehearse together to create a music concert that culminates in a nationally recognized concert tour featuring songs and dances from the countries and cultures of the performers. The participants live on campus in St. Thomas’s residence halls.

Concordia Language Villages

Various Dates Throughout the Summer

The Concordia Language Village Camp is a chance for youth and adults to become fully immersed in another language and culture. The Camp, which hosts different groups throughout the entire summer, begins at St. Thomas. The participants stay overnight at St. Thomas and eat breakfast at the View before heading up north to continue their program. Throughout the summer, over 400 people will begin the Concordia Language Village Camp at St. Thomas.

Art Institutes International

Various Dates Throughout the Summer

The Art Institutes International will hold orientation meetings for their programs on the Minneapolis campus several times in July and August. Over 100 students will join together to find out more about their upcoming year.

Homegrown Lacrosse Camps

Various Dates Throughout the Summer

Homegrown Lacrosse’s Summer Camps have been a highlight of youth lacrosse in Minnesota since 2004. Developed as some Minnesota's first youth and high school specific camps, Homegrown Lacrosse's philosophy focuses on building each player’s strengths - physically and mentally. With one of the lowest counselors to camper ratios in the country (1:4), Homegrown Lacrosse engages and challenges player of all skill levels. These camps cover a variety of ages and facilitate the athletic fields, residence halls and dining services at St. Thomas.

Wedding Receptions

Various Dates Throughout the Summer

Various wedding receptions will take place at St. Thomas this summer in the James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall on the St. Paul campus. Each wedding is unique, and through careful communication and planning, St. Thomas makes sure that every individual need of a client is met. The guest list ranges anywhere from 100 to over 400 guests, and the variety of food served at each wedding is also dependent on the client.

SQL Conference

October 10th

Based out of Bloomington, the Minnesota Chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is a forum to exchange knowledge and ideas to better understand, develop, implement and support existing and future SQL Server technologies. The technical sessions provide a professional, fun and educational environment for all levels of expertise.  SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server Professionals and anyone interested in the program as a full day of learning at the Minneapolis Campus.  There will be 300 people that have access to twelve sessions covering a variety of related topics.

Urban Sustainability USDN Conference

October 26th - October 29th

Coming together for the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, these members have proven a sustainable lifestyle and are committed to Green cities.  USDN members, their cities and stories are profiled in "The Guide to Greening Cities" by Sadhu Aufochs Johnston, Steven S. Nicholas, and Julia Parzen (2013).  This is the first book written from the perspective of municipal leaders with successful, on-the-ground experience working to advance green city goals. This group of 150 people are joining us on the Minneapolis Campus to learn from one another as peers with similar goals in mind.