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 2010. Just a sampling of other noteworthy guests includes Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Walter Cronkite, Ted Turner, Jane Goodall, Tom Brokaw, Bill Gates, David Brooks, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Alec Baldwin, and Reza Aslan, all of whom have delivered landmark speeches here.

For information and for media credentials, contact:
Riki Rafner, Director of Media and Public Relations

In the News

Nov 09, 2018: 

Telstra exec quits to replace Musk as Tesla chairman (Go Auto News Premium)

Nov 08, 2018: 

Payment reform promotes equity between practice settings (Urology Times)

Nov 07, 2018: 

American capitalism broke in the 1980s. Can it be fixed? (Recode)

Nov 07, 2018: 

Senate race: Feinstein re-elected; Republicans keep Senate control (SF Gate)

Nov 06, 2018: 

Feinstein a favorite to win; Republicans pick up key win (The Union Democrat)

Nov 02, 2018: 

Ace of Cups, SF all-female psychedelic rock band overlooked in patriarchal ’60s, rises again (Datebook (San Francisco Chronicle))

Nov 02, 2018: 


Nov 01, 2018: 

Ace of Cups stops by to talk about upcoming album release (ABC 7 News)

Nov 01, 2018: 

Rick Wilson: Present Ally, Future Enemy But We Dismiss Him At Our Peril (Daily Kos)

Nov 01, 2018: 

The Health 202: Obamacare enrollment starts today. It will test GOP policies. (Washington Post)

BIDEN rallies for DEMS -- FEINSTEIN, HARRIS protest as critical KAVANAUGH vote arrives -- PROP 8’s union backers hit the airwaves -- GARCETTI on ‘extremely flawed’ drug reform rollout (Politico)

Oct 26, 2018: 

What's going on in Silicon Valley? Here's what's up for Oct. 26-Nov. 3 (Biz Journals)

Oct 25, 2018: 

Decades after fading from SF’s psychedelic scene, the Ace of Cups arrives (Marin Independent Journal)

Oct 23, 2018: 

Julián Castro answers critics who blast him for not being fluent in Spanish (San Francisco Chronicle )

Oct 22, 2018: 

Think you're seeing a lot of campaign ads? California's next superintendent debated (The Sacramento Bee)