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. See All the Rates
Join us for four days of RG fun where the cool smart people party — including everything you expect from WeeM ... and even
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
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
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,
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 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
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
Sign up soon or there may not be any spots left. The deadline is October 19th, but may close earlier depending upon demand.
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
The hotel room block is set up and
ready for your reservations. Problems with reservations may be
The Hotel Liaison for timely resolution.
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.
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.
Our Vendor Coördinator is
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!
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.
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.
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
who will try to expand the block.
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