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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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Irish Mensa Lecture and Discussion: Why Is There Only One Species of Human?
February 19, 2024
Virtual meeting
Irish Mensa Lecture and Discussion: Why Is There Only One Species of Human?
No group assigned

Why Is There Only One Species of Human? We are the only human species on the planet today. But for most of our history we have not been alone. Fossil and genetic evidence has revealed a diverse and fascinating set of human-like species, from Neanderthals to Denisovans, to Homo Floresiensis (The Hobbit) and more. We'll meet many of them in this lecture, investigate why they died out and reveal why some of them are much closer relatives than you might think.

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Theodore Talk: National World War I Museum & Memorial
February 25, 2024
Virtual meeting
Theodore Talk: National World War I Museum & Memorial
No group assigned

Join us for this Theodore Talk to learn more about what you will experience when touring the WWI Museum and Memorial during the 2024 AG in Kansas City. It is a visit you will never forget.

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Carolinah Regional Gathering
March 8–10, 2024
Regional Gathering
Carolinah Regional Gathering
Piedmont Area Mensa
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American Mensa Committee Meeting
March 9, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
National Meeting
American Mensa Committee Meeting

A meeting of the American Mensa Committee will be held at the Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX, on Saturday, March 9, starting at 10 a.m., Central time.

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Medical Realities from Star Trek
March 10, 2024
Virtual meeting
Medical Realities from Star Trek
San Francisco Regional Mensa

The first Star Trek episode aired on September 8, 1966. The TV show, set in the far future, imagined technology far beyond anything of that time. In the area of medicine, Star Trek introduced several advanced technologies. Dr. Bunsongsikul will discuss medical predictions that are realities today.

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Meet Your Bylaws Committee Members
March 11, 2024
Leadership Workshop
Meet Your Bylaws Committee Members
No group assigned
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Irish Mensa Lecture and Discussion: How is Climate Change Affecting The Weather Now?
March 18, 2024
Virtual meeting
Irish Mensa Lecture and Discussion: How is Climate Change Affecting The Weather Now?
No group assigned
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Theodore Talk: Give 'em Hell – The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
March 24, 2024
Virtual meeting
Theodore Talk: Give 'em Hell – The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
No group assigned

Find out why a visit to the Truman Presidential Library is just one more reason to attend this year's AG in Kansas City.

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VML Fourplay
April 6–8, 2024
Regional Gathering
VML Fourplay

A Hell's M's sanctioned party hosted by Virginia and Mary Lee. Party all day Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, leading up to a 99.5 percent totality eclipse on Monday afternoon.

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St. Louis Area Mensa's Whodunit? Mini-RG
April 13, 2024
Local Group Meeting
St. Louis Area Mensa's Whodunit? Mini-RG
St. Louis Area Mensa

Join us on April 13, 2024, in St. Louis for the 2024 Mensa Mini-Regional Gathering, where we'll immerse ourselves in the captivating world of mysteries and crime. Unveil crime-solving insights with CSI experts, explore suspenseful tales with local mystery author Gregory Ashe, and gain an insider's perspective on real-life crime detection from an FBI speaker.

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Mind Games 2024
April 18–21, 2024
National Meeting
Mind Games 2024
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.

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SPY GAMES 2024
April 27, 2024
Community Event
SPY GAMES 2024
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.

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Theodore Talk: Why Black Baseball Matters
April 28, 2024
Virtual meeting
Theodore Talk: Why Black Baseball Matters
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.

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San Diego uRGe 2024
May 24–27, 2024
Regional Gathering
San Diego uRGe 2024
San Diego Mensa

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

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Theodore Talk: Rags To Bebop: The Swinging Sounds Of Kansas City
May 26, 2024
Virtual meeting
Theodore Talk: Rags To Bebop: The Swinging Sounds Of Kansas City
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.

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Theodore Talk: Bottoms Up! A History and Revitalization of a Cocksure Era Spirit
June 23, 2024
Virtual meeting
Theodore Talk: Bottoms Up! A History and Revitalization of a Cocksure Era Spirit
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.

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Annual Gathering 2024
July 3–7, 2024
National Meeting
Annual Gathering 2024

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.

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American Mensa Committee Meeting
July 4, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
National Meeting
American Mensa Committee 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.

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Theodore Talk: A Horological Discourse: Mechanism, Risk and Wonder
July 28, 2024
Virtual meeting
Theodore Talk: A Horological Discourse: Mechanism, Risk and Wonder
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.

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Pandemic 2024:  SO VERY LIT!
August 16–18, 2024
Regional Gathering
Pandemic 2024: SO VERY LIT!
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.

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Theodore Talk: Resisting Misinformation
August 25, 2024
Virtual meeting
Theodore Talk: Resisting Misinformation
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.

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RechaRGe
August 30–September 2, 2024
Regional Gathering
RechaRGe
Mensa of Northeastern New York
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HELL's M's Party at Sea in the Baltic
September 5–15, 2024
Local Group Meeting
HELL's M's Party at Sea in the Baltic

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.

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American Mensa Committee Meeting
September 20–21, 2024
National Meeting
American Mensa Committee 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.

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Theodore Talk: No Way Out: Xi's Determination to Re-take Taiwan and America's Predicament
September 22, 2024
Virtual meeting
Theodore Talk: No Way Out: Xi's Determination to Re-take Taiwan and America's Predicament
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.

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Theodore Talk: Above and Beyond:  The James Webb Space Telescope
October 27, 2024
Virtual meeting
Theodore Talk: Above and Beyond: The James Webb Space Telescope
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.

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American Mensa Committee Meeting
December 7, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
National Meeting
American Mensa Committee Meeting

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

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