As a member and fan of the Commonwealth Club of California — or the Club as we fondly call it — I’ve enjoyed meeting people at events on topics ranging from the collaborative consumption economy, history of venture capitalism to sex life in San Francisco.
I love the Club because it’s a forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues. Prominent speakers have included personalities like Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, author Christopher Hitchens in recent years, and Forbes Media Chairman Steve Forbes last week .
When asked about the most memorable event hosted by the Club’s INFORUM programming department, Jon Bentley, Event Manager at the Club, named “Locavore” without hesitation.
He adds, “Locavore was a showcase for local chefs, products, wineries, and distilleries, highlighting the plethora of amazing tastes and culinary experiences to be had right in our own back yard. One aspect of The Commonwealth Club’s mission is for our members to “Be in the Know”, and the Locavore event achieved that goal flawlessly: offering members an opportunity to connect with leaders of food and beverage industry, who are defining and redefining the San Francisco Bay Area culture, one of the greatest food destinations in the country!“
Conveniently located at the heart of the financial district in San Francisco, the Club is also open to private events when it is not hosting its own. Be it an intimate conference for 10 or a larger seminar for 250, the Club’s facility is the perfect place for your next event. Check it out some of their available packages here.