Mensa Foundation Colloquium

The Mensa Foundation’s 2022 Colloquium – Giftedness Across the Lifespan: A More Complete Picture – took place on Tuesday, July 5th. It was an interesting day’s worth of entertaining and informative presentations given by a small number of highly specialized experts in the evolving subject area of giftedness.

“The Mensa Foundation wants to better the world around us through a greater understanding and support of intelligence and giftedness across the lifespan.  By taking this broader view, we encourage society to embrace individual differences, and to empower people to reach their full potential.”  ~ John Thompson, Mensa Foundation Philanthropy Director

The Mensa Foundation hosted this event both in-person from Sparks, NV, and via a livestream webinar. However, because this year’s Colloquium was the first ever to be offered in this variety of formats, the Foundation regrets that there was a small number of registrants who were unable to access the livestream.  A Team member was present who was responding to those with issues accessing the livestream during the day of the event.  For the most part, the Team member was able to provide access to those who had tried to contact the Foundation with their issue.

Furthermore, registrants will have the opportunity to access the recording (made of the entire day’s presentations) once it is posted online.  In addition, the Mensa Foundation will be sending out an email this week to all registrants with information on when and where to access the recording.  If anyone had registered and was not able to access the livestream, for some reason, they can contact Jill Beckham directly via her email at: [email protected].

Ad Astra Mensa

Monday, August 8th at 6:00 pm
Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant
417 SW 37th Street, Topeka, KS

On Monday, July 11th, Ad Astra Mensa (Topeka, Lawrence, Sabetha, and environs) met in person for dinner and conversation at the Blind Tiger. This group often talks about travel, but this time it seemed like we talked about travel perhaps more than usual. We talked about tours and tour companies, hotels, air travel, and airline security, Greece, Turkey, Ireland, Paris, Great Britain, Rocky Mountain National Park, subways, boats, mosques, physical challenges of travel, and fairies. Other topics discussed, in no particular order, included politics, abortion, trigger laws, the upcoming vote on a proposed Kansas constitutional amendment, eugenics, Hitler, phrenology, developmental disabilities, eye surgery, families, grandchildren, the January 6 insurrection, the January 6 committee hearings, COVID, and intelligence.

Fellow Mensans: Please RSVP to John Scheirman, [email protected], so that he can let the restaurant know how many people to expect in our group, August 8th.