Welcome to Chicago Area Mensa
Chicago Area Mensa is a welcoming organization that provides a framework for intelligent individuals to interact and pursue common interests in order to build a social community.
One out of every fifty people qualifies for Mensa...
Mensans come from all walks of life. They range from three to one hundred years old. They represent both sexes, 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 have scored in the top 2% of the general population on a standardized intelligence test. There are many tests we accept. Once you've decided to join us, a world of social and intellectual opportunities is open to you.
If our local events don't keep you busy enough, there are many other opportunities to meet other 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, which is a feast of presentations and activities for our omnivorous minds. There are also Mensa colloquia: "The Evolution and Revolution of Manufacturing" was the most recent one held this last July. Past topics included "The Nature of Genetics," "Between Science Fiction and Science," "Crime Scene Intelligence," "Social and Video Games", "Electronic Gaming and Its Impact on Society," and "Weather."
In a Twitter world, it's good to find some PBS minds. Come, see what we can do for you.
Only 106 days until HalloweeM 44: May the Fours Be With You!
Mensans, you can now register for HalloweeM 44: May the Fours Be With You! You don't want to miss the terrific program and this incredibly fun experience that runs from Thursday, October 31st through Sunday, November 3rd. October 18th is the last day you can register online and qualify for a discount.
The hotel is offering a special $117 WeeM rate through October 10th, subject to availability.
Time and space are running out — sign up for one of the Excursions now!
It's Halloween and you want to dress up and go to a party, of course. The stars have aligned this year and this is a fun opportunity to join the largest Halloween party by attending our RG Friday, November 1st. See great costumes, participate in the contest (best & worst pun, traditional, etc), enjoy a delicious meal, imbibe if you like, meet Mensans from all over the country (even some from across the oceans), and dance the night away. It's the perfect party!
"A Gathering of Gamers"
Games, games, and more games!
Only 191 days until AGOG. Join your fellow Mensans on January 24th – 26th for fun and games.
The rates go up after Sunday, December 15th so register today to qualify for the best rate.
Do you like games? Do you spend the entire WeeM weekend in the games room? Would you like to do again? No, we're not asking you to wait another year until WeeM 2020. Instead, we're saying you can do it again this January!!! Every winter, Chicago puts on AGOG — A Gathering of Gamers (this year, January 24th – 26th). It's a weekend-long gathering of just games. All the games we have at WeeM and more, because folks like you can bring your own to share. We provide food, non-alcoholic beverages, and all the games you want for a reasonable price.
Friday, January 10th is the last day to book a room for the amazing rate of $108.
Mensa was featured on CBS Sunday Morning (including notable Chicago Area Mensans!) some years ago. See the show on CBS's YouTube channel:
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