National Press Club

Upcoming National Press Club Luncheons

November 15, 2015 | By Melinda Cooke |

Nov. 17:
This event is in the Fourth Estate Restaurant
Speakers News Conference
Ohio Gov. John Kasich
Topic: National Security Strategy
Credentialed media can attend with ID.

Nov. 18:
This event is in the Fourth Estate Restaurant
Speakers News Conference
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
Topic: TBA

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This week in National Press Club history

November 15, 2015 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

Nov. 17, 1988: Tom Clancy, author of globally popular thrillers, signs copies of his novel The Cardinal of the Kremlin, during the National Press Club’s annual Book Fair and Author Night. The 38th event takes place this week.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren intends to speak at National Press Club on Nov. 18 at 12:30 p.m.

November 13, 2015 | By Betsy Fischer Martin |

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, plans to deliver remarks at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Sen. Warren’s speech, sponsored by the NPC's Speakers Committee, is slated to follow the format of a Press Club lunch, but lunch will not be served. The event, to be held in the Fourth Estate Restaurant, will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. and include a question-and-answer session ending at 1:30 p.m.

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National Press Club plans to review battle to return child from Brazil

November 13, 2015 | By Tony Gallo |

Chris Brann, the father of five-year-old Nico Brann, of Houston, Texas, plans to tell of his ongoing struggle to bring his abducted son home from Brazil publicly for the first time at a National Press Club Newsmakers event on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Murrow Room.

Like all Newsmaker events, this press conference is open to credentialed press and NPC Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

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NPC'S Get It Online schedules talk on 'Smart PR Measurement for the Digital Age'

November 12, 2015 | By Joan Coyle |

The National Press Club's Get It Online lunch-discussion series plans to present “Smart PR Measurement for the Digital Age” on Friday, Dec. 4 at noon in the NPC's Games Room.

The cost of the event -- $15 for Press Club members and $75 for non-member guests -- includes a buffet lunch, water and iced tea, tax and gratuity. The event will conclude by 1:30 p.m. Register here.

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Fourth Estate plans Wine Dinner featuring Chef Daniel Thomas on Wednesday, Dec. 9

November 11, 2015 | By Susan Delbert |

The National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant plans to host a four-course Wine Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. featuring hors d’oeuvres and accompanying wines from recipes culled from Chef Daniel Thomas’ recently published cookbook, Recipes For A New You! Healthy Eating at its Best!

Tickets are $50 with a 10 percent discount for "couples" tickets. Press Club members can receive an additional 10 percent discount on all tickets by logging in. Click here for tickets.

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National Press Club prepares for 38th Annual Book Fair & Authors Night on Nov. 17

November 11, 2015 | By Julie Schoo |

One of the capital’s premier literary events, the annual NPC Book Fair & Authors Night draws the nation’s top pols, pundits and cultural icons to the historic National Press Club in downtown Washington. The 38th annual event is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Admission to the Book Fair is $5 for Press Club members and $10 for non-members. Since the event is a fundraiser for the NPC's National Journalism Institute, no outside books are permitted.

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NPC plans to host Republican Debate Watch Party with special drinks on Nov. 10 at 8 p.m.

November 6, 2015

The National Press Club plans to host a Republican Debate Watch Party on Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the NPC's First Amendment Lounge. Doors are expected to open at 8 p.m. The debate is scheduled to start at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for non-members and $10 for Press Club members. Get your tickets here.

Make an evening of it by eating dinner at the Reliable Source or Fourth Estate restaurants before the event begins.

The Reliable Source will also be showing the debates but that venue is only open for members.

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Build your speaking skills with Toastmasters at the National Press Club

November 4, 2015 | By Angela Bradbery |

Would you like to enhance your communication effectiveness and take your journalistic skills to greater heights? Get rid of those “uhms” and “ahs”? Tame your nerves when you speak in front of people?

If so, consider joining the National Press Toastmasters Club. For less than the cost of three weekly cups of coffee, the Toastmasters program can help you enhance your public-speaking presence and prepare you for any occasion you find yourself in front of an audience of any size.

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Public affairs heavy-hitters Chuck Todd and John Dickerson headline Nov. 9 'Kalb Report'

November 4, 2015 | By Gil Klein |

The moderators of the two highest-rated and longest-airing public-affairs programs —- Chuck Todd of NBC’s "Meet the Press" and John Dickerson of CBS’ "Face the Nation" —- plan to be Marvin Kalb’s guests on the next "Kalb Report."

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