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, usually in July. 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 2016


June 29th – July 3rd, 2016
in San Diego, California

Brimming with insightful programs, far-flung participants, and playful exuberance, Mensa’s Annual Gathering provides an unmatched venue for our members to showcase their creativity and ingenuity.

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 typically spanning the July 4th weekend.

In 2016, we’re headed SanDiegoAG2016west to the Golden Coast of California. We’ve set up a couple of great tours during the stay, scheduled numerous programs and some special events and dinners. And, no AG would be complete without a bustling Hospitality room — a 24-hour public space with food, drinks, and friends.

Family-owned Town & Country Resort in Mission Valley will serve as host for the 2016 Annual Gathering and Colloquium. The resort is an urban oasis renowned for its legendary service and country feel, just minutes from the vibrant nightlife of downtown, sandy beaches and city attractions.

With a heritage of hospitality spanning more than five decades, the resort and convention center boasts an award-winning reputation, convenient location, and abundant accommodations. Room block reservations will open on November. 2nd, 2015. Room rates will be $134 for cottages and $144 for Tower rooms. Expect the usual addition of $10 per person for the 3rd and 4th person in a room.

Don’t miss out! Join Mensans from every generation as we descend upon San Diego for the 2016 Annual Gathering!

AG 2015 Retrospective

The 2015 Annual Gathering was held in Louisville, Kentucky from July 1st to July 5th.

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then a slideshow is a storybook, and the 2015 Annual Gathering — Unbridled Spirit, in Louisville — is a story worth retelling. For those of you who were there, seeing pictures taken at the AG will be like reliving the experience all over again! Special thanks to the AG Committee and all of the volunteers and staff who made it possible.

Check out the entire slideshow on Flickr