One-Year Individual, Inforum or Joint Membership to The Commonwealth Club (Up to 51%Off)

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In a Nutshell

Panels on politics, lecturers such as Grover Norquist and Barney Frank, and cultural events bond curious individuals through discourse

The Fine Print

Expires 360 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Must activate by the expiration date on your Groupon, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Online registration required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Knowledge is power, which is why locomotives run on burning encyclopedias. Chug toward new understandings with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $55 for a one-year individual club membership (a $110 value)
  • $37 for a one-year membership to Inforum (a $75 value)
  • $77 for a one-year joint club membership (a $155 value)

Members of The Commonwealth Club enjoy extensive benefits, including free access to lectures and roundtables scheduled Monday and Friday at The Commonwealth Club's Market Street headquarters, and access to and discounts on thought-provoking events. All members receive a physical and digital subscription to the club's magazine, The Commonwealth. Joint membership bestows all the benefits of an individual membership upon two people living in the same household.

Membership holders can see speakers such as anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, former mayor of San Francisco Willie Brown, New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti, and Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Kriegerclick here to see a list of upcoming events. Members also can access the archive of past recordings, staying up to date on important issues from the vantage point of a soft armchair or world-inverting gravity boots.

The Commonwealth Club

1903 was the year of the first transatlantic radio broadcast, which sent a message from President Theodore Roosevelt in Cape Cod to King Edward VII of England on a cold January night. That same year, San Francisco Chronicle editorial writer Edward F. Adams founded The Commonwealth Club as a public service, spreading political and cultural savvy among laymen via discourse. Prevailing human rights discussions gained a larger audience in 1924 via a weekly radio broadcast that is the oldest in the nation, and the establishment of the California Book Awards in 1931 encouraged John Steinbeck and Amy Tan to develop their art.

Today, a talkative group of 20,000 members supports the non-profit, which in turn enriches their dinner table conversations with panel discussions on the current president or "Capitalism in an Era of Climate Change." Breaking news arrives straight from the source with lectures from neuroscientist David Eagleman and political commentator Rachel Maddow, as well as from the effervescent babble of Jefferson's cup of knowledge.


98% of 170 customers recommend

  • “Great set of calendar events - informative speakers and well-attended by folks from the community.”

  • “Snap up this experience!!! The Commonwealth Club brings the world to our doorstep with their fantastic array of speakers. Events are quite reasonably priced, and...”

    “Snap up this experience!!! The Commonwealth Club brings the world to our doorstep with their fantastic array of speakers. Events are quite reasonably priced, and they even offer discounted tickets on a weekly basis - they notify you via email with a list. Very nice feature!! Really enjoy their informative magazine as well, full of interesting, thoughtful articles. Event bonus: At a recent evening discussion, wine was available by the glass for $4 at the pre-event networking - nice touch! ”

  • “The speakers are always knowledgeable and interesting. They offer a wide variety of topics.”

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