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A Beastly Contest

Senior Bulletin columnist Richard Lederer invites you to become a groupie and make up your own collective nouns for animals or for people — a prickle of porcupines, an aroma of skunks, a rash of dermatologists, a brace of orthodontists.

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Co-authoring a Novel

Distinct writing styles and clashing egos. A fallout between childhood friends. Editors who couldn’t see past rose-tinted glasses. Bestseller Nelson DeMille swore off writing collabs for decades until finally teaming up with his son, which, he says, brought the two closer together.

Western Religions’ Influence on Piratical Endeavors During the Golden Age of Piracy

Greed or necessity often motivated piracy, while politics have influenced the warfaring of privateering. But like politics and economics, religion was inextricably linked to its deep history.


A lifetime of laughter bloomed spiderwebs in the corners of Edna’s eyes, but with time her world had grown dull and colorless. Suddenly, however, she’s given license to cut loose and paint the town red.

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.

Mensa Foundation Scholarship Essay Judges Needed

Helping college students achieve their academic and career goals is a great opportunity to give back and support the next generation of leaders. Volunteer today to help support the Mensa Foundation’s Scholarship Program.

National Events

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!

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.

Local & Regional Gatherings

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

Due to Covid-19, Cincinnati's 2020 Regional Gathering has been transformed from an in-person event to a celebration of Mensa's virtual togetherness. This year's RG will include several events such as tournaments, games, speakers, virtual Happy Hour, mealtimes with friends, a scavenger hunt, cooking demonstrations, comedy events, Show and Tell, Pet Parade and more!

We hope you’ll set sail with us for another rousing weekend of merriment, intelligent and semi-intelligent programs, and of course our famous Carolinah hospitality.

We’re looking forward to Pandemic — Metropolitan Washington Mensa’s Regional Gathering. Our theme this year is freedom! We have themed programming celebrating all things ’Merica. As always, we have some fantastic speakers lined up from the Washington D.C. region, as well as Mensan speakers with broad expertise.

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