Welcome to Chicago Area Mensa
One out of every fifty people qualifies for Mensa. Are you one?
Former Loc Sec Matt with GOTYA
Mensans come from all walks of life. They range from three to one hundred years old. They represent both genders, all races, various professions, and many beliefs. In fact, there's only one thing all Mensans have in common: high intelligence. To qualify for Mensa, you must score in the top two percent of the general population on one of the many standardized intelligence tests we accept. Once you decide to join us, you'll discover a world of social and intellectual opportunities.
Chicago Area Mensa has something for everyone. There is a wide range of activities scheduled each week. For example, during one month, there were six games nights, a Sunday brunch, eight dinners (including a potluck), five lunches, a trivia competition, a movie night, and discussions about poetry, Christianity, movies, and science fiction—all this in addition to our regularly scheduled Monthly Gatherings, which boast a spectacular variety of speakers. We've enjoyed presentations on Mithraism and cosmology, Mongolia, Rembrandt, the intelligence of squirrels, patent law, Islam, an animal intuitive, writing horror stories, correlation of diet and brain size, and magic.
If our local events don't keep you busy enough, you'll find many other opportunities to meet Mensans from all over the globe. Each October, Chicago Area Mensa hosts HalloweeM, one of the grandest of all the Regional Gatherings. In the summer, Mensans from around the country get together at the Annual Gathering, a feast of presentations and activities for our omnivorous minds. There are also Mensa colloquia: the next one in 2013 is "Science Fiction and Science." "Social and Video Games" was the topic of the July 2012 colloquium. Other colloquia covered "Electronic Gaming and Its Impact on Society" and "Weather."
In an MTV world, it's good to find some PBS minds. Come and see what we can do for you.
WeeM 2013: Gone Wild
Only 157 days until 'WeeM 2013: Gone Wild!
Mensans, please register if you haven't already done so. You don't want to miss this incredible fun experience. October 15th is the last day you can register online and qualify for a discount.
And at this time, the hotel is offering an amazing WeeM rate of only $99 until May 31st. So book your room today.
Time and space are running out — sign up for one of the Excursions now!
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