"We only propose to find truth and turn it loose in the world."

Those were the words of Commonwealth Club founder Edward F. Adams in 1903. Today, more than a century later, we continue to pursue that mission, which is as important as ever.


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Discussion among climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and citizens about energy, the economy, and the environment.

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Inspiring talks with leaders in tech, culture, food, design, business and social issues targeted toward young adults.

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Member-led Forums


Volunteer-driven programs that focus on a wide range of topics. Speakers, discussion groups, and more.

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Silicon Valley Programs


Timely, high-profile talks on a broad array of topics — right in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley.

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It could not have been any better! I learned so much but left wanting to know more!
Nikki Young, Commonwealth Club Traveler


Travel with Curious Minds

Commonwealth Club Travel was founded on the tradition of cultural and intellectual exploration that has made the Club the nation's leading non-partisan public affairs forum. Our trips take that forum around the globe by providing educational journeys, meetings with thought leaders, and discussions with people in other countries and from other cultures. The premier quality of our programs, combined with the opportunity to make connections with other interesting Club members in the Bay Area and across the country, set our trips apart.

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Upcoming Trips

Nov 4 - Nov 18, 2019
Jan 15 - Jan 28, 2020


The Commonwealth Club is a cultural treasure
— a great meeting place for an interesting collection of active minds.
Nancy Graves, Member Since 1996
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