Something of a tradition since 1963, this ‘residential’ sort of convention (or, national meeting) has evolved from a two-day meet-and-greet at the New York Belmont into an exciting and diverse sprawl of talks, games, and other forms of entertainment.

Held in a different city each year, and typically spanning around the July 4th weekend, the Annual Gathering gives Mensa members an opportunity to meet new friends, catch up with longtime friends, eat, drink, and make merry, while enjoying speakers and presentations which we know have something important to say to ‘tweak’ our ways of thinking.

The American Mensa Annual Gathering in 2022 will be in Sparks, Nevada, and will be held at the Nugget Casino Resort during the several days – July 6-10th – around the second weekend in July. All Mensa members are welcome to join us and enjoy a Mensa experience you won’t want to miss!

American Mensa was pleased to announce recently that Hidden Figures author Margot Lee Shetterly will join us on Friday, July 8th, as our Gala Dinner speaker and she will shine a dramatic light on four phenomenal women of color – ‘human computers’ – whose mathematical genius fueled NASA’s rockets during the golden age of space travel.

Colloquium 2022 (Giftedness Across the Lifespan: A More Complete Picture) will be held the day before the 2022 Annual Gathering. Join us as other registered attendees of this one-day educational symposium will provide a forum for Mensans and members from the ‘open public’ to explore, debate, and evaluate the current, major issues of giftedness over time.

Also sponsored by the Mensa Foundation, Spark! programming will offer to our young members a great chance to have some fun, build new friendships, and make strong, lasting memories of their own while at the Sparks of Genius AG 2022.