American Mensa Annual Gathering

Mensans don’t have conventions–we have gatherings. The Mensa Annual Gathering (AG) is the national U.S. Mensa convention held in a different city each year, typically spanning the July 4th weekend. A tradition since 1963, the Annual Gathering has grown from a two-day meet-and-greet at the New York Belmont to a sprawling and diverse collection of programs, talks, games and entertainment. These gatherings give Mensa members from all over the country an opportunity to meet new friends, catch up with longtime friends, eat, drink, play games, and enjoy speakers and presentations to “tweak” your mind. A good AG always has something that appeals to mind, body, and soul.



Annual Gathering 2020


July 1st – July 5th, 2020
Kansas City, Missouri

We have a fantastic party in the works for Annual Gathering 2020! Kansas City is a revolution of creativity, music, food, art, and spirit … and we get to enjoy it all week!

Nestled at the heart of Kansas City’s storied Crown Center, the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center will serve as our main event hotel, with a limited number of additional rooms available at the adjoining Westin Kansas City. Programming will be split between both hotels, and attendees will need to travel between them daily via an indoor skywalk. We suggest choosing the right hotel for you, based on convenience and amenities.

For all the details, AG registration rates, and hotel rates, see the Annual Gathering page at on the American Mensa website.

Event registration opens August 27th, and room reservations at the Sheraton Crown Center open November 1st. Come see all of your friends and make some new ones. Missouri loves company, after all!

But wait, there’s more…

Attend the Colloquium, too!

JUNE 30th, 2020
8:30 A.M. – 4:15 P.M.


Sponsored by the Mensa Education & Research Foundation, this one-day educational symposium provides a forum for Mensans and the general public to explore, debate, and evaluate a major issue of long-range importance to society.

Before it hits our plates, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes with what we eventually eat. The ongoing developments within our food supply are staggering. This Colloquium will feature six sessions: Plant Nutrition & Alternative Proteins, Food Safety & Security, Food Traceability & Transparency, Developments in Agricultural Technology to Feed the Planet, Our Evolving Health Views on Fats, and the interactive Physiology of Taste.


The 2020 Mensa Foundation Colloquium will explore some of the key developments taking place in the world of food science. This includes investigations into food safety, emerging food and agricultural technologies, maintaining stable food supplies globally, and more. The event will also feature the interactive “Physiology of Taste” by The Culinary Institute of America.

Bring a big appetite for learning about these consequential advances in food science!

This event includes small samples of food that cannot be substituted for other items. If you have concerns about the presence of foods that you are allergic to, please contact us with any questions.

Don’t miss out! Join Mensans from every generation as we descend upon Kansas City, Missouri, for the 2020 Annual Gathering!

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