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This site will be updated with the latest information as it becomes available. Expect to see more details about WeeM 43 as we get closer to the event. Qualify for discounted WeeM rates by registering today. You can still get the special WeeM rate when you book your room(s)! PAAG is now available. You had a great time in years past, and this year promises to be more memorable than ever.
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  • Join us for four days of RG fun where the cool smart people party — including everything you expect from WeeM ... and even more!
  • Multiple tracks of programs to keep you intellectually stimulated
  • An RG on the grandest scale, with over 500 attendees
  • Lavish and plentiful hospitality with lots of room to socialize & chill
  • A huge game room and tournament offerings
  • Annual favorites like the pun-tastic Friday night costume contest and Saturday night Pretentious & Prohibition Drinking
  • Dance (often two nights)
  • Off-Site Excursions
  • And … an excellent hotel!

Join us at WeeM! There’s no RG like this! Stimulate both your mind and senses.

Enjoy rousing debates and thought-proving points of view at the 43rd HalloweeM! Registration is open, so register now to get the very best rates. We've also secured an amazingly low hotel rate for this year of $107 a night, so long as you book by September 30th. So, in the Chicago way, book early and often! Rooms will fill up fast at these rates!

Come to WeeM to have fun with over 500 fellow Mensans and their guests. Play games, attend seminars, dance, talk, eat, drink, volunteer, and laugh. Check out the photos to see what happened in past years. Once you come to WeeM, you'll be under its magical spell, returning every year There may be no place like home, but WeeM so special, you'll want to make the trip.

The links at the left will take you to general information about HalloweeM and specific information (as it becomes available) about this year's gathering – WeeM registration, hotel reservations, programs, and much more. Return often to see what's new or join our WeeM-Notify mailing list to get e‑mail updates (no more than one a month, except in October).

Excursions

Excursions are planned for Thursday afternoon (no one wants to miss the fun at the hotel on Friday). Take a Candy Tour at the Long Grove Confectionery, visit the Historic Wagner Farm, explore a Distillery, or enjoy the Intro to Middle Eastern Food at the Pita Inn. Sign up now! In years past, we’ve toured a several distilleries and sampled fine whiskey, visited the Devon’s Desi corridor and the Northeastern Illinois Regional Crime Laboratory, toured the Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Plant and the Sketchbook Brewery Company, enjoyed a wine and olive oil tasting, taken a walking history tour of the 1800s town of Long Grove, created stained glass works-of-art, shot guns, enjoyed ethnic cooking classes, and visited architectural gems. Our coördinator can also provide you with information for a self-guided walking tour if you wish to venture into the city. Sign up soon or there may not be any spots left. The deadline is October 19th, but may close earlier depending upon demand.

Book A Room Now.

We continue to be excited about the venue. The Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel in Wheeling has a lot to offer. It hosts other events we know of with comparable size and similar people, and we have worked with some of their senior staff as well as the people behind the scenes who do an amazing job helping us volunteers to keep things running smoothly. The hotel room block is set up and ready for your reservations. Problems with reservations may be forwarded to The Hotel Liaison../images/email-regular.s.gif for timely resolution.

Program

Do you have a special area of expertise or something you’re passionate about that you wish to share with your fellow Mensans? WeeM is the perfect opportunity to do so. Simply fill out the Speaker Form and our Program Chair will get back to you. If you have any questions about being a presenter, just e‑mail our Chair../images/email-regular.s.gif.

Too Much TV is Bad for the Children So …

Bring the kids! Chicago has been working with several dedicated volunteers to create a kids' track at our functions. We've ironed out the details during our Monthly Business Meetings during the year and are pleased to offer you and your kids a wide variety of activities throughout the WeeM weekend. Babysitting will be offered during certain events, and WeeM speakers will deliver programs tailored for the kids.

The Best People are Our Volunteers … How About You?

You may not see them, but you see what they do. Volunteers are the caretakers of our amazing, four-day event! They earn collectible WeeM pins and entries into the Volunteers' Raffle — double entries for wee hours. They are adored by WeeM ghosts and goblins, and are protected from evil spells, light sabers, Vogons, etc. So why not plan to volunteer for a few hours and then contact us this fall! Peruse the PAAG to figure out which programs you’d want to attend when figuring out your volunteer schedule.

Attention Vendors!
Our Vendor Coördinator is accepting applications for space at WeeM. Refer to our Vendor Flyer for all the details. PayPal is required to submit your payment. The deadline is October 12th.

Help The Economy!

Check out the Shopping offerings that you can can expect at WeeM, including WeeM logo items you can order now, and our annual book sale to benefit Curt’s Café, which improves outcomes for young adults living in at-risk situations through work- and life-skills training. Bring your own books that are just taking up room and collecting dust, and allow us to sell them for this charitable cause.


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Deadlines

  • Registration - Discounts for advanced registration are available through October 12th. (Note: Full payment is required by the appropriate deadline to qualify for the discount for which you registered. )
  • Excursions - Sign up for any of the Excursions before October 19th. Since space is limited, the deadline may move up depending upon demand.
  • Vendor space - Please complete and submit a Vendor Application by October 12th. If you have any questions after reviewing the Vendor Flyer containing all the details, contact the WeeM Vendor Liaison../images/email-regular.s.gif.
  • Lodging - The hotel is offering a spectacular WeeM rate of $107 through September 30th, subject to availability. If the hotel block is full, please contact our WeeM Chair../images/email-regular.s.gif who will try to expand the block.
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