August 2010


The Details

Events held on Mondays and Fridays are free to members at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club headquarters (555 Post Street) only. Events held at other locations on Mondays and Fridays are not free, but members do receive the regular member discount. Non-members (including guests of members) must pay the regular price for all events, including events held on Mondays and Fridays. Space is limited and reservations are required for free events to ensure seating. Read more »

Special Events

In addition to showcasing hundreds of speakers each year, The Commonwealth Club hosts many unique events, including themed speaker series, conferences, benefits and awards ceremonies.

Upcoming events

Anniversary and Annual Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner
Each year, The Commonwealth Club hosts its largest fundraiser in recognition of its birthday and honoring distinguished Bay Area citizens. !   Read more »

Member-led Forums

Member-led forums (MLFs) are a volunteer-driven division of Commonwealth Club programming.

These diverse and timely programs range from large speeches to intimate meetings with speakers, from art shows to restaurant tours. MLFs are groups made up of members who coordinate programs within a specific area of interest. MLF programs are always developed and produced by volunteers, separate from those developed and produced by Club staff. MLFs focus on specific subject areas and afford Club members the opportunity to interact with the speakers. Read more »

About Club Events

Programs at the Commonwealth Club bring the most engaging and important public figures and issues before our members and the Bay Area general public.

Our Featured Events bring the nation's leading men and women to our members and the general public. These events take place throughout the bay area.

Related Club activities also include a monthly art exhibit, weekly language classes and international travel.

Room rentals, with special rates for our members, are available for our downtown office in San Francisco. Read more »

Contact Us

Questions? Want to update your address? Need to discuss your membership with someone?

General Information

The Commonwealth Club

555 Post Street, San Francisco CA 94102
(415) 597-6700
info [at] commonwealthclub [dot] org

Please direct all mail for the Club to:
The Commonwealth Club
P.O. Box 194210
San Francisco, CA 94119 Read more »

About The Commonwealth Club

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. We bring more than 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to more than 20,000 members.

The Club has offices in San Francisco and San Jose, with regular events in both cities, as well as programs in Lafayette in the East Bay and in Marin County. Read more »

Membership Benefits & Levels

Enjoy the Benefits of Membership

In addition to the satisfaction of supporting and being a part of the nation’s premier public affairs organization, members of The Commonwealth Club receive the following outstanding benefits: Read more »

Membership in the Club

Join The Commonwealth Club today!

Joining the Commonwealth Club opens up a whole new world of learning opportunities and the chance to interact with not only today's headline makers, but also with fellow highly informed and involved citizens.  Read more »


Read InSight, the regular Commonwealth magazine column by Commonwealth Club President and CEO Dr. Gloria C. Duffy. 

To view any of Dr. Duffy's articles, click on the appropriate link and download the PDF.

Read Dr. Duffy's Speeches: Read more »