Upcoming events

    • Thursday, November 30, 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Friday, December 01, 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel

    140th Annual Winter Meeting

    November 30-December 1, 2017
    Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel
    San Francisco, CA


     Registration Type
    By Nov. 8, 2017
     After 11/8/17*
    Cal Press Winter Meeting All-inclusive Package (per person)
     $195/person  $225/person
    Awards Dinner & Reception Only
    $140/first person
    $120/added guest
    $150/first person
    $130/added guest
    Awards Luncheon & Reception Only
    $90/first person
    $75/added guest
    $110/first person
    $95/added guest

    Nov. 30, 3:00-6:00 p.m., no host reception to immediately follow 
    please register
    please register
    *Registration cannot be guaranteed after 11/22/17.


    Thursday, November 30, 2017:

    3:00 - 6:00 p.m.


    6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    Cal Press offers a no-host bar and LIVE MUSIC at the 2017 Winter Meeting dinner. The Irish Newsboys will entertain you with Irish ballads and a great beat.

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    DINNER AWARDS BANQUET with keynote speaker Greg Lucas, California State Librarian

    Greg Lucas was appointed state librarian of California by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2014. Lucas was senior editor for Capitol Weekly from 2011 to 2014. he has written and edited California's Capitol, a website he created in 2007 focused on California history and politics. He was Sacramento bureau chief and a Capitol reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle from 1988 to 2007. He covered the Capitol for the Los Angeles Daily Journal from 1985 to 1988. Lucas has a master's degree in professional writing from USC and a bachelor's in communications from Stanford University.

    Awards to be presented: FAC Open Government Award, Justus F. Craemer Award and Jack Bates Award.

    Friday, December 1:

    9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
    Past Presidents' Meeting

    10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    Cal Press Board of Directors Meeting

    11:00 a.m.

    11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    LUNCHEON AWARDS BANQUET with panel discussion on Housing and Homelessness

    Panelists: Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times Capitol reporter; Terrie Light, CEO, Berkeley Food and Housing; Darrell Steinberg, Sacramento mayor

    Awards to be
    presented: California Newspaper Hall of Fame, Philip N. McCombs and Mark Twain Award.

    2:00 p.m.
    Hotel Accommodations

    Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel
    609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    RESERVATIONS: Call 1-800-5-MARINE (1.800.562.7463) or email
    Mention "CAL PRESS 2017"

    HOTEL DISCOUNT DEADLINE: November 8, 2017

     Room Type
    Cal Press Discount Rate 
     Standard* Guestroom
     $209 single/double occupancy
      Deluxe* Guestroom   $239 single/double occupancy

    *Rooms are limited;  first-come, first-serve only. November 8 is the last day to book a room at the Cal Press Rate. Limited availability for Friday/Saturday night extended stays. Call early to book your reservation!

Past events

Thursday, December 01, 2016 Cal Press 2016 Winter Meeting
Thursday, December 03, 2015 Cal Press 2015 Winter Meeting