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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. 

The Commonwealth Club of California is a nonprofit, member supported public affairs forum. Your tax-deductible membership gives you up close and personal access to the thought leaders of our day and opens the door to more than 450 events we put on every year. 

Learn more about the benefits membership offers and join our community today!

We help you untangle timely and emerging issues through a variety of programs and formats, including speeches, debates and discussions. We meet our members where they are: our programs are offered at a variety of times and locations, including San Francisco, the South Bay and the East Bay.

We make it fun to take part in the discussion.

In addition to our fantastic programming, magazine and members, we are committed to engaging young adults in their 20s and 30s and our members in a discussion of the issues. Our Inforum programming offers panel discussions, live interviews, film screenings, happy hours and regular debate discussion groups. Though these events are targeted at young adults, they are open to all Club members. 

Seniors, young professionals and families are recognized with special rates. 

We believe discourse across all ages to be invaluable. We provide reduced membership rates for seniors, those under 35, and to families (two people at one address). The Club’s membership spans the ages!

We provide exclusive opportunities to our most dedicated supporters.

The Club’s Leadership Circle consists of our most committed donor members. They offer invaluable support to the Club through contributions above the standard membership level. As our thanks, Leadership Circle members receive invitations to private receptions and other exclusive opportunities, and are entitled to attend all non-food programs at our San Francisco, Silicon Valley or Lafayette offices free of charge. These benefits are in addition to the regular benefits of membership. 

Join thousands of people interested in the open discussion of today’s important issues by becoming a member today.