The Commonweatlh Club

Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 1,000 bought

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

Promotional value expires Mar 13, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid on weekends. 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 Five Options

  • $55 for a one-year individual club membership (a $110 value)
  • $77 for a one-year joint club membership (a $155 value)
  • $37 for a one-year membership to Inforum (a $75 value)
  • $77 for a two-year individual club membership (a $200 value)
  • $108 for a two-year joint club membership (a $280 value)
  • $52 for a two-year membership to Inforum (a $135 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 Krieger. 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.

Customer Reviews

Go as often as you can!
John P. · May 6, 2014
Topics are well covered
Jose M. · May 3, 2014
Great communications, easy to buy tickets, I went to only one talk so far..but it was excellent. A much deeper, more complete and balanced view of the topic than I expected. I look forward to more enjoyable talks!!
Susan · March 14, 2014

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.