PRESS ROOM

The office of Media and Public Relations provides notification of ongoing Commonwealth Club events to the public and the press and handles media relations. Please find below press releases and articles regarding program developments and significant events, forums, and lectures at the Club.

Founded in 1903, The Commonwealth Club has played host to a broad and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Nancy Pelosi in 2020. Just a sampling of other noteworthy guests includes Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Audrey Hepburn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Walter Cronkite, Milton Friedman, Jane Goodall, Tom Brokaw, Bill Gates, Stacey Abrams, David Brooks, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Reza Aslan, all of whom have delivered landmark speeches and discussions here.

For information and for media credentials, contact:
John Zipperer, Vice President of Media & Editorial
jzipperer@commonwealthclub.org
415-597-6715

Press Releases

Feb 20, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Celebrates 31st Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala

Jan 24, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases: The Works of Bay Area Artist Ryan Farley

Dec 17, 2018: 

Evelyn Dilsaver Named Commonwealth Club Board Chair

Sep 04, 2018: 

Commonwealth Club Accepting Submissions for Upcoming California Book Awards Competition September 15 through December 15

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Age of Perpetual Light and The Color of Law Lead California Book Awards Gold Medalists

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Of California Celebrates 30th Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala: "Views from 110"

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Presents Member Led Forums Summer Sessions, 2018: Crisis in Our Country Moving from Civic Conflict to Civil Conversation

Jun 20, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases "The Incarceration Effect"

Jun 20, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases Work of Local Artists at New Home

Jun 20, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases “The Incarceration Effect”

Jun 06, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Presents: Alicia Garza, Darnell Moore, Tam O'Shaunessey & Katie Sowers in Honor of LGBT Pride Month

May 16, 2018: 

The Age of Perptual Light and The Color of Law Lead California Book Awards Gold Medalists Awards Ceremony: Monday, June 11, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Apr 17, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Of California Celebrates 30th Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala: “Views From 110”

Mar 28, 2018: 

Finalists for the 87th Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced

Mar 14, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases Work of Local Artists at First New Permanent Home

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