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September: Online Practice Test for under $10!
Through September 30 you can take our online Mensa Practice Test for only $9.99, an $8 saving! The Mensa Practice Test can be found here.


 

HALF PRICE TESTING IN OCTOBER
For October tests the fee will be only $30, a 50% discount. Don't delay!


 

Culture Fair Exams
We'll also be offering our nonlanguage (Culture Fair) exams at our Wheeling site on October 28. Preregistration is required!


 

WeeM will be held on
Wednesday, October 24th at the
Westin North Shore Hotel,
601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 60090

Future MGs are at different locations.

Welcome to Chicago Area Mensa

Our Mission

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...
Are you the one?
Join us!


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Mensa fame:
Chicago won the Diamond Jewel Award in 2018, 2016 and 2014, the Sapphire in 2017, and the Emerald Jewel Award in 2015. Chicago is also the only nine-time GOTYA (now replaced by the Jewel Award) winner in 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:


Part 1

Part 2

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Nothing if not hospitable ...

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.

Participate & Socialize!



WeeM 2017

HalloweeM 43: Ready for Prime Time

Only 32 days until HalloweeM 43: Ready for Prime Time!

Join over 500 Mensans here in Chicago for an amazing, family-friendly weekend. There are lots programs to stimuate your mind, plenty of games and contests to challenge you, and many opportunitys to have fun, dance, converse and just enjoy yourself. Many of the pun-tastic costume parade entries will make you laugh (or groan). Meals, snacks, and beverages are included with the exception of dinner on Saturday. Click here for all the details.

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 12th 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 $107 until September 30th. So book your room today. If the hotel block is full, please contact our WeeM Chair../images/email-regular.s.gif who will try to expand the block.

Time and space are running out — sign up for one of the Excursions now!


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