MENSA

Snapshot of 2024

Each national Mensa organisation holds a number of events and gatherings throughout the year, which members from other countries are welcome to join. There are literally hundreds of local and regional get-togethers, too.

Image: 2023 Asia-Pacific Mensa Gathering
in Bali, Indonesia

As a Mensa member, you can attend as many events and gatherings as you want. And you can either travel alone or bring your family and friends.

Check out the table below to see what kind of things Mensans do when they

Here’s our snapshot of 2024

Flag Location Event/Gathering What's happening?
POHORJE, Slovenia Mensa Slovenia Ski Weekend  Action-packed weekend of skiing, downhill race on one-ski sleds, Casino Royale-themed night, reiki, survival courses (including fire making, orienteering and adaption to cold environments). Also, art therapy, sauna & massage - and, of course, plenty of board games! 
THE DOLOMITES, Italy "Mensa In Quota" (at altitude) Incredible scenery and lots of fun things to do, including winter sports, an ice concert (listening to music played on intruments made of ice), sampling delicious Italian food and wine, board games and other entertainment. 
TOKYO, Japan Japan Mensa Annual Gathering (AG) Discussions and reports on various topics such as the SIGHT program and the 2025 Asia-Pacific Mensa Gathering (AMG) in Japan, ice-breaker party, games and quizzes with prizes, and shopping at the Japan Mensa store, which includes both old favourites and new goods.  
DUISBERG, Germany Mensa-Jahrestreffens
So much happening in one big weekend: brewery tour, 4D black light mini-golf, escape room, trampolining, and take part in one of the many workshops - crocheting, systemic questioning, dancing, photography, and printing.
TRIKALA, Greece Mensa Greece AG
A weekend packed with adventures: treasure hunts, horse riding and archery, visits to historcial locations and museums, Greek island excursions, board games and IQ quizzes, ice-breaker party and gala dinner, lots of delicious food and drink.
VARNA, Bulgaria MY Solstice
For the young and young at heart! Ice-breaker party, beach volley tournament, a card game called “1000 blank cards” (players create the deck and rules as they go along!), plus yoga classes on the beach, and a beer pong comp. Who knows what else they’ll come up with?! 
KANSAS, USA "Nerd Camp" - American Mensa AG Around 1,500 people usually gather for American Mensa's AGs! This year, there are sightseeing tours around the city, lots of workshops and presentations, games and dancing, gifted youth programming, and the big gala dinner with keynote speaker Alton Brown.


Benin & Togo West African adventure A one-of-a-kind adventure! Highlights include sightseeing in Ganvié (aka the Venice of West Africa), visiting an organic farm and a palm wine distillery in the rainforest, playing with pythons, experiencing voodoo dances and mass bat migrations, plus lots of sun, beaches and coconuts.
CAMBRIDGE, England
Mensa at Cambridge  Ten presentations in four days at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Fine dining and hospitality in superb historical surroundings. This year the theme: ‘International Successes and Failures’. Impressive speakers from wide-ranging backgrounds. Q&A after each presentation.
SYDNEY, Australia Australian Mensa 60th Diamond Jubilee Things kick off with the ice-breaker party on an authentic 1874 tall ship, fun and games for children (including a Pirate Treasure Chest Hunt on the ship), sightseeing tours, interactive talks and programs, and the gala dinner on the last night with entertainment, dancing, and prizes.
HONG KONG SAR Mensa Cup Quoridor 2024 Help to foster intellectual exchange with the public by joining this challenging competition, where contestants have to strategically maneuver obstacles and game pieces to win. From 7-year-old whizz kids to seasoned 70-something puzzlers, everyone's welcome to have a go. 
ZAGREB, Croatia ELQ League 2024 The ELQ League is a competition and gathering of enigmatic and logic lovers, open to all interested parties. The competition comprises tasks such as crosswords, anagrams, rebuses, cryptograms, logic challenges, and sudoku puzzles.
RENNES, France Mensa France AG Join us for a long weekend as we wander the cobbled streets of Rennes, with its mix of tradition and modernity. We'll visit the fascinating Museum of Transminssions and enjoy a guided tour and lecture of the famous mosaicists of Rennes. Then we'll finish in style with a gala dinner.
MENDOZA, Argentina Mensans in Mendoza Weekend  Join us in Mendoza at carnival time - enjoy music and dancing, parades and wine tasting, gourmet dinner and socialising at the carnival, trekking and mountain climbing, relaxing in natural hot baths or pampering yourself at a spa.
GRIMSBY, Canada Mensa Canada Annual Gathering Get ready for a fun weekend at the Casablanca Hotel. Discover “Magic in the Movies”, games and costume contests. Enjoy our esteemed speakers and have a ball at the gala dinner! Our sightseeing tours will take you to a winery and the unmissable Niagra Falls.

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