The May Monthly Gathering scheduled for May 22nd will be a video conference event held via Discord.
Our Chicago Area in-person Monthly Gatherings are open to the public. The May Monthly Gathering will be held via Discord featuring audio/video channels (similar to Zoom breakout rooms); it will not be open to the public. Anyone who has used our CAM Discord server can simply open the Discord app. Those who haven’t can find an Invitation Link on our Contacts page. The gatherings are held each month, except for November.
Mensans, if you don’t have Discord already, here are the Discord setup instructions. We recommend you sign up at least 30 minutes before the event; it’s free. Also, check out the CAM Discord FAQ especially about setting your push-to-talk key(s), a requirement to speak in the MG Speaker channel. If you’d like to play games with your fellow Mensans, follow the setup instructions for Board Game Arena a few days before the MG, and checkout the FAQ for the list of other games for which you must register.
Typical Monthly Gathering
The MayMonthly Gathering is being held via video conference!
Before the MG: The CAM Discord Invitation Link, needed only by new CAM Discord users, will be provided no later than the evening of Thursday, May 20th. If you don't have Discord already, we recommend you download the app and register at least 30 minutes before the event (see setup instructions); it’s free. A large list of online games available can be found here, including on which platform. Visit our FAQ webpage to get an idea of what our customized version of Discord offers, including a list of some of the online game websites which require advance registration. For example, if you’re interested in playing online games using Board Game Arena , the initial setup is a simple process; please sign up and add the CAM game hosts a day or two before the Monthly Gathering. After the setup, allow time to practice to familiarize yourself with Board Game Arena . If you plan to attend the presentation and you wish to talk in the MG Speaker channel, follow the instructions to define your push-to-talk key(s).
During the MG: At 7 PM you can open the Discord app (new CAM Discord users will need to use our Invitation Link to join the event) and start socializing in any of the voice channels listed under Hospitality. At 7:30 PM join the MG Speaker channel, listed under Events. Announcements of interest to the group will be made. Stay to listen to this month’s presentation. After the presentation, people can choose to move themselves into groups to any of the voice channels listed under Hospitality or Games. Anyone more interested in playing games may want to start in the find-a-game channel to see the list and join the Find Game Partners channel to find people interested in playing the same game they are interested in and then agreeing to join the voice channel corresponding to the name of the game to converse while playing.
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