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Wondering if you’re Mensa material? With this test, you’ll know in 30 minutes the likelihood of success on our official admission test. Still wondering?

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Old Is New Again

Brainbelts — emerging islands of creativity and innovation — have transformed local Rust Belt economies through collaboration between business, academia, and regional governments by working together with ingenuity, new technologies, and new materials.

Do Nonhuman Animals Have Rights?

In the discipline of philosophy, there is a legitimate debate over whether there are such things as nonhuman animal rights. Philosophy professor and Mensan Elliott R. Crozat takes a closer look at the issue from both sides.

Trainwreck in Heels

With its charming idiosyncrasies and unexpected opportunities for authentic belonging, my Mensa family is one I have held dear since my entry in 2010. As I approach the close of my first decade of Mensanhood, I realize I have much for which to be grateful about this whimsical, wonderful group.

Viral Words

As the coronavirus wraps its tentacles around our planet and the number of infections and deaths burgeons, you might be wondering why this respiratory pathogen is dubbed COVID-19.

At-home Learning Resources for Kids

With so many families finding it necessary to transform their homes into makeshift classrooms, the Mensa Foundation is here to help. features a curated lists of free and low-cost educational resources to enrich your child’s mind and ignite their excitement about learning.

Young Mensans Create Free Online Tutoring Service

Their classroom routine upended by the pandemic, Central Florida Mensa YM’s Max Boger and Nicole Ward quickly realized their situation wasn’t unique. The two banded together to create Orlando Student Tutoring to address the challenges of distance learning.

Young Mensans Organize Critical Deliveries to Seniors

What started with a concern for their own grandparents’ safety, Young Mensans Matthew Casertano and Dhruv Pai’s volunteer group, Teens Helping Seniors, now connects teens with seniors nationwide to provide contactless grocery and medicine delivery to those most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Honoring Our Difference-makers

We annually celebrate the members and Local Groups who go above and beyond to help American Mensa thrive. Volunteers are our lifeblood, and these individuals and groups represent the best of the best.

National Events

Portland, Maine | April 22-25, 2021

An annual tradition since 1990, Mind Games is a four-day board-game-judging marathon, during which the year’s five best new-to-market tabletop games are chosen and awarded the coveted Mensa Select® seal. Join hundreds of tabletop fanatics for a long weekend of around-the-clock board gaming.

Multifaceted Minds | Aug. 24-29, 2021

The largest yearly confab of Mensans anywhere, Mensa’s Annual Gathering spans five days — six in 2021 — and features a sprawl of talks, games, and entertainment. The 2021 Annual Gathering is a party 75 years in the making! Join Mensans from around the world to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Mensa’s founding.

Colloquium 2021: Advances in Food Science

Before it hits our plates, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes with what we eventually eat. At Colloquium 2021, we’ll explore the latest developments in food science, including investigations into food safety, emerging food and agricultural technologies, maintaining stable food supplies globally, and more. Join us — and bring an appetite!

Local & Regional Gatherings

Musical Theater Ms hosts a virtual watch party of a musical or movie musical on most Sunday afternoons. Check out their Facebook group for more details and a schedule.

David Brin is an award winning author (Hugo, Nebula, and others), astrophysicist, and futurist.  Join us for a Zoom meeting where we will discuss "creating our replacements" and David's work as a science fiction writer and more.

Due to concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to ensure event safety, Tidewater Mensa's Regional Gathering, MENSUNny Beach Daze, has been canceled. Please visit their website for more information as the situation develops.

Due to concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to ensure event safety, Boston Mensa's Regional Gathering, Wicked Good! 2020, has been canceled. Please visit their website for more information as the situation develops.

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