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...
Mensa was featured on CBS Sunday Morning (including notable Chicago Area Mensans!) a few years ago. See the show on CBS's YouTube channel:
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.
Chicago Area Mensa has something for everyone. There are many activities are scheduled each week. The range of activities is wide. In a recent month, there were six games nights, a Sunday brunch, seven dinners, five lunches, a competition at a trivia contest, 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. In the past few years alone we've enjoyed presentations on Russian culture, family heirloom recipes, global warming, board game renaissance, institutional corruption, 3D printing, money, highly sensitive people, Liberty Hyde Bailey, antiques, trivia, nuclear sciences, and more.
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 next one coming up in 2017 is "Medicine and Technology." "The Nature of Genetics" was the topic of the most recent one held last June. Past topics included "Between Science Fiction and Science", "Crime Scene Intelligence", "Social and Video Games," "Electronic Gaming and Its Impact on Society" and "Weather."
In an MTV world, it's good to find some PBS minds. Come, see what we can do for you.
WeeM 41: Wizard of Oz
Only 91 days until WeeM 41: Wizard of Oz!
Mensans, please register if you haven't already done so. You don't want to miss the terrific program and this incredibly fun experience. October 13th is the last day you can register online and qualify for a discount.
The hotel is offering a special $115 WeeM rate through August 5th, subject to availability.
Time and space are running out — sign up for one of the Excursions now!
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