This edition begins by tying up loose ends while looking forward to some ‘somewhat’ new MAM events. Consider this the Tying Up Loose Ends & Commencement Edition.

May Theodore Talk

This is a reminder that the May Theodore Talk takes place this Sunday, May 22nd at 2:30 pm Central.

The title of this Theodore Talk is Propaganda and the People: The Rise of the Nazi Party.

Perhaps the biggest misconception about Nazi Germany is that the Nazi party came to power in a landslide victory with an overwhelming wave of public support. This talk, presented by Shelly Cline, Director of the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, will look at the conditions of Germany in the 1920s and 1930s that made the Nazism possible. It will explore the propaganda used by the Nazis to gain and sustain the support of the people for their new vision of Germany.

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Dirty Tricks

Saturday, June 11th, 8:00 pm
At a private residence
See the June Mension for location and other details.

In case you hadn’t already guessed, Dirty Tricks is all about card games. We start with Oh Hell! which is fun and simple, but at the same time can be maddeningly frustrating. Bring a snack to share if you wish.

Colloquium 2022 – Giftedness Across the Lifespan: A More Complete Picture

Open to the public, this single-day symposium will highlight the research, clinical application, and personal impact of the evolving nature of giftedness over time. Join us in person July 5th at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, or via livestream from anywhere worldwide.

The Mensa Foundation has a vision of a society where gifted people are celebrated, nurtured, and supported. Aligned with this vision, this year the Foundation offers a unique Colloquium that explores new and emerging ideas about intelligence and giftedness across the lifespan. The one-day program — offered live and, for the first time, streaming online — opens the door to thinking deeply about the concept of intelligence, considering the different contexts, challenges and opportunities throughout life.

We are also offering an online forum during the months prior to the event, with discussions, presentations, Q&A sessions with experts, and more.

The Mensa Foundation Colloquium provides a unique opportunity to engage with ideas and issues that are meaningful to you. For more information about the event and forum and to register, visit If you have questions, please contact Mensa Foundation Philanthropy Director John Thompson at [email protected].