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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.

Happening this week

AMC Candidate Debates
AMC Candidate Debates
Virtual meeting
Starts
 April 14, 2024
 3:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 April 14, 2024
 7:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Mensa Virtual Bible Study
Mensa Virtual Bible Study
Virtual meeting
Starts
 April 14, 2024
 7:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 April 14, 2024
 8:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Let's Talk About Money
Let's Talk About Money
Local Group Meeting
San Francisco Regional Mensa
Starts
 April 14, 2024
 2:30 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 April 14, 2024
 5:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Irish Mensa Lecture and Discussion: The Visual Politics of Refugeehood
Irish Mensa Lecture and Discussion: The Visual Politics of Refugeehood
Virtual meeting
No group assigned
Starts
 April 15, 2024
 7:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 April 15, 2024
 9:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Mind Games 2024
Mind Games 2024
National Meeting
Charlotte - Blue Ridge Mensa

Hosted by Charlotte Blue-Ridge Mensa, Mind Games 2024 is headed to Charlotte, North Carolina! Join us April 18 - 21 for this four day board-game-judging marathon, during which the year's five best new-to-market games are chosen and awarded the coveted Mensa Select® seal.

Starts
 April 18, 2024
 4:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 April 21, 2024
 5:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Ann Curzan introduces Says Who?
Ann Curzan introduces Says Who?
Webinar
Southeast Michigan Mensa
Starts
 April 18, 2024
 7:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 April 18, 2024
 8:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Virtual Discussion Group
Virtual Discussion Group
Virtual meeting
Starts
 April 20, 2024
 2:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 April 20, 2024
 3:30 AM GMT-06:00
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Let's plant trees!
Let's plant trees!
Community Event

Join Northern N.J. Mensa at Metcalf Park, Orange, N.J., as they partner with the N.J. Tree Foundation to plant 12 trees together! Everyone is welcome to join.

Starts
 April 20, 2024
Ends
 April 20, 2024
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28,800 Rubber Duckies
28,800 Rubber Duckies
Virtual meeting

Please note time: The program starts at 7 p.m. (Eastern time) / 6 p.m. (Central time) / 4 p.m. (Pacific time). Our speaker Donovan Hohn will relate his 3-year search to trace 28,800 floating toys that fell overboard, mid-Pacific, from a container ship, to learn their origins and ultimate environmental impact. Hohn’s odyssey pulls him into the secretive worlds of shipping conglomerates, Arctic researchers, and some really creepy Chinese toy factories!

Starts
 April 20, 2024
 6:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 April 20, 2024
 7:30 PM GMT-06:00
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Mensa Virtual Bible Study
Mensa Virtual Bible Study
Virtual meeting
Starts
 April 21, 2024
 7:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 April 21, 2024
 8:00 PM GMT-06:00
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SPY GAMES 2024
SPY GAMES 2024
Community Event
Mensa of Northeastern New York

Gather your team (up to four) and step into your new role as covert agents! Your Mission: collect clues, solve puzzles, and have fun in this unique escape-room style adventure in downtown Troy.

Starts
 April 27, 2024
 8:00 AM GMT-06:00
Ends
 April 27, 2024
 6:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Virtual Discussion Group
Virtual Discussion Group
Local Group Meeting
Starts
 April 27, 2024
 2:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 January 1, 2024
 3:30 PM GMT-06:00
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Theodore Talk: Why Black Baseball Matters
Theodore Talk: Why Black Baseball Matters
Virtual meeting
No group assigned

Larry Lester, co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, located near the 2024 AG site, will discuss how men of color changed the landscape of American baseball and proved that they could play on even terms with their white counterparts – and draw just as much interest from baseball fans.

Starts
 April 28, 2024
 2:30 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 April 28, 2024
 4:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Mensa Virtual Bible Study
Mensa Virtual Bible Study
Virtual meeting
Starts
 April 28, 2024
 7:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 April 28, 2024
 8:00 PM GMT-06:00
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OMG! Outdoor Mensa Gathering
OMG! Outdoor Mensa Gathering
Fun & Frivolity
Central Indiana Mensa
Starts
 May 17, 2024
 4:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 May 19, 2024
 11:00 AM GMT-06:00
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Many Modes of Mind Virtual Discussion
Many Modes of Mind Virtual Discussion
Virtual meeting
San Francisco Regional Mensa

Join in the discussion as our panel of four current science fiction writers discusses multiple possibilities in the realm of communication with beings sharing our world — and those that we may meet in our future explorations.

Starts
 May 19, 2024
 2:30 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 May 19, 2024
 5:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Irish Mensa Lecture and Discussion: The Maths of Board Games
Irish Mensa Lecture and Discussion: The Maths of Board Games
Virtual meeting
No group assigned
Starts
 May 20, 2024
 7:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 May 20, 2024
 9:00 PM GMT-06:00
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San Diego uRGe 2024
San Diego uRGe 2024
Regional Gathering
San Diego Mensa

Join us May 24-27 at the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside, for San Diego uRGe 2024!

Starts
 May 24, 2024
 4:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 May 27, 2024
 12:00 PM GMT-06:00
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MHM Games Day
MHM Games Day
Regional Gathering
Mid-Hudson Mensa
Starts
 May 25, 2024
 12:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 May 25, 2024
 11:55 PM GMT-06:00
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Theodore Talk: Rags To Bebop: The Swinging Sounds Of Kansas City
Theodore Talk: Rags To Bebop: The Swinging Sounds Of Kansas City
Virtual meeting
No group assigned

Chuck Haddix, Director of the Marr Sound Archives, will describe, through historic photos and recordings, what these halcyon days of Kansas City Jazz were like.

Starts
 May 26, 2024
 2:30 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 May 26, 2024
 4:00 PM GMT-06:00
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The Mind & The Sense of Smell Virtual Discussion
The Mind & The Sense of Smell Virtual Discussion
Virtual meeting
San Francisco Regional Mensa

How do we keep our memory alive and engaged as we age in the 21st century? Join us for an interactive session to explore how the sense of smell solidifies memories and helps keep a strong connection to our world.

Starts
 June 9, 2024
 2:30 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 June 9, 2024
 5:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Theodore Talk: Bottoms Up! A History and Revitalization of a Cocksure Era Spirit
Theodore Talk: Bottoms Up! A History and Revitalization of a Cocksure Era Spirit
Virtual meeting
No group assigned

This presentation will highlight the unique spirit and history of Kansas City's West Bottoms area and the West Bottom Whiskey Company, located near the 2024 AG site.

Starts
 June 23, 2024
 2:30 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 June 23, 2024
 4:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Region 3 - Mini RG
Region 3 - Mini RG
Regional Gathering
Dayton Area Mensa

Region 3 welcomes everyone to their 2nd Annual Young's Jersey Dairy Mini-RG. Everything is included in the price, so bring your appetites for food, ice cream, and fun outdoor activities.

Starts
 June 23, 2024
 1:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 June 23, 2024
 9:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Annual Gathering 2024
Annual Gathering 2024
National Meeting

Join us for the Annual Gathering 2024, July 3-7 at the Sheraton/Westin Kansas City Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.! Watch your inbox for your invitation to register.

Starts
 July 3, 2024
Ends
 July 7, 2024
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American Mensa Committee Meeting
American Mensa Committee Meeting
National Meeting

A meeting of the American Mensa Committee will be held at the Annual Gathering in Kansas City on Thursday, July 4, starting at 10 a.m., Central time.

Starts
 July 4, 2024
 10:00 AM GMT-06:00
Ends
 July 4, 2024
 5:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Annual Business Meeting
Annual Business Meeting
National Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting will take place on July 5 at the Annual Gathering in Kansas City and will be a hybrid meeting to include a video component.

Starts
 July 5, 2024
Ends
 July 5, 2024
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Testing Real Life Superpowers Virtual Discussion
Testing Real Life Superpowers Virtual Discussion
Virtual meeting
San Francisco Regional Mensa

Millions believe in the alleged ability to read minds, see into the future, move objects through mental processes, and more. But are these abilities real? Tune in as Jim Underdown from the Center for Inquiry Investigations describes the processes and detail-specific methods he and the CFI Investigations Group employ when designing scientifically controlled tests.

Starts
 July 21, 2024
 2:30 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 July 21, 2024
 5:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Theodore Talk: A Horological Discourse: Mechanism, Risk and Wonder
Theodore Talk: A Horological Discourse: Mechanism, Risk and Wonder
Virtual meeting
No group assigned

Through examining the connections between a diverse set of objects, we will trace the story of craft and the science of horology, demonstrating its pivotal role in design through the ages and why their preservation is vital to our future.

Starts
 July 28, 2024
 2:30 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 July 28, 2024
 4:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Pandemic 2024:  SO VERY LIT!
Pandemic 2024: SO VERY LIT!
Regional Gathering
Metropolitan Washington Mensa

We're looking forward to Pandemic (Metropolitan Washington Mensa's Regional Gathering)! We're back, after taking a year off to host the AG in Baltimore, and Pandemic is moving back to the beautiful Hilton Dulles and will be held from August 16 through 18. Our theme this year is So Very Lit! ...  exploring themed programming, hospitality, and games connecting us to written work.

Starts
 August 16, 2024
 4:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 August 18, 2024
 1:00 PM GMT-06:00
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AI and Society Virtual Discussion
AI and Society Virtual Discussion
Virtual meeting
San Francisco Regional Mensa

Tune in to learn how AI is changing the way governments, companies, and individuals behave. By choosing the right sort of architectures for AI and for data, we can make this transition much safer and more likely to produce a healthy society.

Starts
 August 18, 2024
 2:30 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 August 18, 2024
 5:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Theodore Talk: Resisting Misinformation
Theodore Talk: Resisting Misinformation
Virtual meeting
No group assigned

Dr. Jevin West, Associate Professor at the University of Washington's Information School, will address some of the new challenges of generative misinformation and potential next steps to resist manipulation.

Starts
 August 25, 2024
 2:30 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 August 25, 2024
 4:00 PM GMT-06:00
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RechaRGe
RechaRGe
Regional Gathering
Mensa of Northeastern New York
Starts
 August 30, 2024
 3:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 September 2, 2024
 11:00 AM GMT-06:00
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HELL's M's Party at Sea in the Baltic
HELL's M's Party at Sea in the Baltic
Local Group Meeting

HELL's M's is going on a Party at Sea – in the Baltic – on Norwegian Cruise Lines on the Norwegian Dawn. Enjoy a 10 night trip with 10 port days. Explore the Baltic with a bunch of M friends.

Starts
 September 5, 2024
 11:00 AM GMT-06:00
Ends
 September 15, 2024
 10:00 AM GMT-06:00
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American Mensa Committee Meeting
American Mensa Committee Meeting
National Meeting

A meeting of the American Mensa Committee will be held at the National Office in Hurst, TX, Sept. 20-21, starting at 10 a.m., Central time.

Starts
 September 20, 2024
 10:00 AM GMT-06:00
Ends
 September 21, 2024
 5:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Theodore Talk: No Way Out: Xi's Determination to Re-take Taiwan and America's Predicament
Theodore Talk: No Way Out: Xi's Determination to Re-take Taiwan and America's Predicament
Virtual meeting
No group assigned

Dr. John H. Modinger, retired U.S.A.F. pilot and Associate Professor at the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College, discusses the likelihood of a direct Chinese attack on Taiwan and what the implications would be on a global scale.

Starts
 September 22, 2024
 2:30 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 September 22, 2024
 4:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Peachtreat 2024
Peachtreat 2024
Regional Gathering
Mensa In Georgia
Starts
 September 27, 2024
 4:00 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 September 29, 2024
 1:00 PM GMT-06:00
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Theodore Talk: Above and Beyond:  The James Webb Space Telescope
Theodore Talk: Above and Beyond: The James Webb Space Telescope
Virtual meeting
No group assigned

Goddard Space Flight Center astrophysicist Matt Greenhouse will discuss the science instrument payload package of the James Webb Space Telescope and how these instruments are being used to accomplish the JWST mission and goals.

Starts
 October 27, 2024
 2:30 PM GMT-06:00
Ends
 October 27, 2024
 4:00 PM GMT-06:00
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American Mensa Committee Meeting
American Mensa Committee Meeting
National Meeting

A virtual meeting of the American Mensa Committee will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, starting at 10 a.m., Central time.

Starts
 December 7, 2024
 10:00 AM GMT-06:00
Ends
 December 7, 2024
 5:00 PM GMT-06:00
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