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The First Friday Forum speaker series provides lectures of importance and interest to help inform the community about this ever-changing world.

The First Friday Forum speaker series provides lectures of importance and interest to help inform the community about this ever-changing world.

The programs are offered at 10:00 a.m. on the first Friday of the month, January through June. Beginning in February, First Friday Forum can be seen in person on the LOPC campus in Fellowship Hall or on Zoom. Recordings of the 2023 and 2022 programs are available in the archive below.

FFF team is seeking new team members.  In particular, we need people who can serve as lookouts for speakers. There is also a need for people who can assist with our programs. If you are interested, please contact us at fff@lopc.org to learn more.

February Program – Friday, February 3

Dr. Margaret Liu will speak on “COVID, RSV, MPox, Influenza, and Polio.” Margaret provided a most informative talk in March 2021 with the latest information about the COVID-19 epidemic. She is a Board Member and President Emerita of the International Society for Vaccines.  Margaret provided a most informative talk in March 2021 with the latest information about the COVID-19 epidemic. You will not want to miss this update.

This program can be seen live in LOPC’s Fellowship Hall or on Zoom. A recording of the program will be available on this webpage a few days later.

Registration Required for Zoom Only

To register for the webinar, click here. You will receive a confirmation email containing a Zoom link to join us. The email also has the necessary information for listening by phone.

REMAINING 2023 Speakers:

March 3

Steve Woolpert, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at St. Mary’s College, “Healing a House Divided: Toxic Polarization Endangers Our Democracy.” Steve has previously shared his keen insights on current affairs at FFF.

April 14

Jim Marggraff, CEO of startup Kinoo and Serial Entrepreneur, “Developing Tomorrow’s Respectful Leaders from Today’s Children through Intergenerational Connection, Play, and Learning.” Jim previously shared his insights on video and augmented reality technologies at FFF.

May 5

Linus Eukel, Executive Director of the John Muir Land Trust, “Gaining Ground: The Importance of Conserving Land to Address the Critical Challenges Facing Our Society.” As a board member of the East Bay Leadership Council’s Infrastructure Task Force, Linus can provide a Bay Area perspective on conserving land to benefit all.

June 2

Joe Whitehouse, World Traveler and Photographer, “A National Geographic Expedition Through the Northwest Passage: Nome to Greenland.” Joe’s travel presentations are beautifully done and very popular at LOPC.

Contact Us:

To communicate questions or suggestions to the First Friday Forum team, send an email to fff@lopc.org. If you attend a webinar, your email address is added to the email list.  If you want to receive First Friday Forum emails, please click here to subscribe or resubscribe. To unsubscribe, click here.

2023 Archive:

2022 Archive: