National Press Club

NPC Luncheon with Thomas Drake, NSA Whistleblower

NPC Luncheon with Thomas Drake, NSA Whistleblower

March 15, 2013 12:30 PM

Location: Ballroom

Thomas Drake, a former Senior Executive at NSA who was charged under the espionage act after he blew the whistle on waste and fraud and illegal activity at the intelligence agency, will speak at a March 15 National Press Club luncheon. Drake's event is part of the club's effort to recognize Sunshine Week, a national initiative to underscore the importance of open government and freedom of information.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with Drake's remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $21 for Press Club members ( NPC Members may purchase 2 tickets at this rate) and $35 for all other non-member tickets. For questions, please email or call (202) 662 – 7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

NPC Members who wish to attend the pre- luncheon reception must RSVP separately to 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the Luncheon to attend the VIP reception

To submit a question in advance, put DRAKE in the subject line and email to before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

NPC Members: There is a member promotion available for this event or you need to log in to register. Click here to log in and get the code.