National Press Club

Actor Michael York to discuss his rare disease at Aug. 12 Luncheon

June 7, 2016 | By Christine Warnke |

Award winning actor Michael York will describe the challenges he faces with the rare disease of amyloidosis and how he became a spokesperson for this little known ailment at an Aug. 12 National Press Club luncheon.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a Q & A session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $24 for Press Club members (Club members may purchase two tickets at that price) and $38 for all other non-member tickets. Tickets can be purchased here.

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National Press Club statement on passing of Muhammad Ali

June 4, 2016 | By Tommy Burr |

Following is a statement by National Press Club President Thomas Burr on the passing of Muhammad Ali.

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Dinner at the Club Monday pairs food with craft beer

June 2, 2016 | By Miguel Dominguez |

Gypsy brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso and Chef Daniel Burns will pair food with craft beer at the Fourth Estate Restaurant on Monday, June 6.

The pair will guide dinners through five courses, explaining their philosophy and exploring the relationship between food and beer. They launched their new cookbook, “Food & Beer,” last month.

To reserve your spot, click here to purchase tickets.

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Here's who else will speak at the freelance workshop June 10

June 2, 2016 | By Scott Sowers |

A panel on social media will cap off a program on freelancing scheduled for June 10 at the National Press Club. The session will begin at 3 p.m. following an earlier panel on writing for trade publications that begins at 1.

Learn more about the event and register online.

The panelists are:

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FCC chair to discuss next generation of wireless technologies at June 20 luncheon

May 31, 2016 | By Matt Mlynarczyk |

Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler will offer his thoughts about the next generation 5G wireless communications services and technologies at a Club luncheon on Monday, June 20.

The new technologies promise to offer dramatically faster wireless broadband services, and Wheeler will offer his thoughts on what the American vision for 5G should be.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a Q&A session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $24 for Club members and one guest, and $38 for nonmembers.

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Upcoming National Press Club luncheons

May 31, 2016 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Monday, June 13
Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chávez
Topic: Gold Award Centennial.
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Monday, June 20
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler
Topic: The new 5G landscape
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*Location: Holeman Lounge

Tuesday, June 21
Note starting time of 9 a.m. for breakfast
University of Missouri System President Michael Middleton
Topic: Moving forward after racial tension.
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Wednesday, June 22

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Annual freelance workshop scheduled for June 10

May 30, 2016 | By Scott Sowers |

The Freelance Committee's annual workshop is scheduled for Friday, June 10.

A program on writing for trade publications will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a panel starting at 3 p.m. focusing on social media. The event is free for club members and $10 for non-members.

More information on ticketing can be found by clicking here.

Panelists include:

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June 6 cookbook dinner to feature Michelin-starred chef, craft brews

May 30, 2016 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Join chef Daniel Burns and gypsy brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso on the culinary avant garde at dinner pairing craft beers paired with exquisite foods at the Fourth Estate Restaurant on Monday, June 6.

At the Michelin-starred Luksus in Brooklyn, Burns works with Jarnit-Bjergso, the brewer behind Evil Twin Brewing and the beer bar at Torst, to curate beer to match the highest levels of culinary achievement.

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Speakers next month: Girl Scout leader, labor secretary, safety board chairman

May 30, 2016 | By Jonathan D. Salant |

The head of the Girl Scouts and the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board are among the National Press Club luncheon speakers coming in June.

First up is the first Latina to serve as chief executive of Girl Scouts, Anna Maria Chavez, who will speak Monday, June 13, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the highest honor in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award. Girl scouts devote as much as two years in a community service project they must develop in order to earn the award.

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Go on safari through the eyes of photographer and safari guide Phil West, June 7

May 30, 2016 | By Fay Iudicello |

Join the Travel and Photography Committees for an adventure through African photo safaris and photography.

Our speaker, Phil West, is a wildlife photographer and safari guide based in Kenya and spent most of his childhood in Tsavo National Park. His specialty is adventure and walking/photo safaris as well as tracking big game on foot. He has led safaris all over Africa, from tracking desert elephants in the Namibian Desert and canoeing the Zambezi River, to following gorillas and chimps through the Ugandan Forests.

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