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National Events Calendar

American Mensa offers a wide array of events to satisfy the interests of our diverse membership. Check the calendar for the next Regional Gathering, Mind Games®, or American Mensa Committee meeting.

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May 22, 2022 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM CST
Virtual meeting
Propaganda & the People: The Rise of the Nazi Party
Mid-America Mensa

This talk by Dr. Shelly Cline, Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, will look at the conditions of Germany in the 1920s and 1930s that made Nazism possible. It will explore the propaganda used by the Nazis to gain and sustain the support of the people for their new vision of Germany.

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May 27–30, 2022
Regional Gathering
SynRG 2022: Roaring Redux Redux
Gulf Coast Mensa

It’s that time of the century! We’re rolling out the red carpet with our theme for 2022 and leaning into an age of dramatic change. Featuring a speakeasy evening, Gatsby costumes, and topics covering both the 1920s and expectations for the 2020s — we’ve got it all!

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May 27–30, 2022
Regional Gathering
San Diego uRGe 2022 — Through the Looking Glass
San Diego Mensa

Break out your best Alice in Wonderland attire and come with us Through the Looking Glass! Fall down the rabbit hole for a long weekend filled with diverse and interactive speaker sessions, games, Eat Me & Drink Me Tastings, Carole-oke, excursions, and more!

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June 26, 2022 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM CST
Virtual meeting
Social Security — What You Need to Know
Mid-America Mensa

This presentation by John Powell, Regional Communications Director at the Social Security Administration Public Affairs Office, will cover key aspects of Social Security retirement and survivor benefits, including eligibility factors, payment calculations, and filing considerations.

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July 5, 2022 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST
Intellectual Stimulation
Mensa Foundation 2022 Colloquium
Giftedness Across the Lifespan: A More Complete Picture

This one-day program offers opportunities for participants to explore new and emerging ideas about intelligence and related concepts, accounting for the different contexts that matter to people throughout their lives.

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July 6–10, 2022
National Meeting
Annual Gathering 2022

The largest yearly confab of Mensans anywhere, the American Mensa Annual Gathering started as a small, two-day meet-and-greet at the New York Belmont in 1963. The event now spans five days and features a sprawl of talks, games, and entertainment unlike any other.

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July 11–24, 2022
SIG Meeting
Hell's M’s Party on Safari 2022

Ever wanted to go on a safari? You could be in the right time and place to fill one of the two spots left on Hell’s M’s 2022 Safari, July 11–24, 2022.

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August 5–7, 2022
Regional Gathering
VML Charmed
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August 12–14, 2022
Regional Gathering
Pandemic 2022: Brave New World
Metropolitan Washington Mensa

Metropolitan Washington Mensa is proud to present our 2022 Regional Gathering! Our theme this year is Brave New World … exploring themed programming, hospitality, and games connecting us to our ever-evolving world!

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September 2–5, 2022
Regional Gathering
Western Pennsylvania 2022 Regional Gathering
Western Pennsylvania Mensa
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September 23–25, 2022
Regional Gathering
MENSUNny Beach Daze RG
Tidewater Mensa

Early Fall is the best time for beach fun, with mild temperatures and plenty of sun. Tidewater Mensa’s beach- and ocean-themed RG has something for everyone, and it overlooks the Boardwalk of Virginia Beach on the Atlantic Ocean!

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September 30–October 2, 2022
Regional Gathering
Columbus RG 2022: The Return to Abnormal
Columbus Area Mensa
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November 4–6, 2022
Regional Gathering
Sweet Carolina RG 2022
Charlotte - Blue Ridge Mensa
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November 24–27, 2022
Regional Gathering
Phoenix Phiesta XXXVIII:
Greater Phoenix Mensa
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