Regional Gatherings

While American Mensa is broken into “regions,” each encompassing multiple Local Groups, an RG is actually the gathering of a Local Group — perhaps annually or biennially . In this sense, a true “Regional Gathering” of all the local groups that fall within a designated American Mensa region does not exist. Also, please note not all Local Groups hold an RG.

Confusing, eh?

Every year or two (sometimes less often), MWW hosts or co-hosts a Regional Gathering. In 2011, instead of hosting a Regional Gathering, we were pleased to co-host the Annual Gathering with Oregon Mensa.

In 2017, we hosted the Emerald City Regional Gathering, Return to Oz. And registration is now open for our 2018 Emerald City RG!

Emerald City RG 2018


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April 6-8, 2018

  • Join us and expect the unexpected! Celebrate spring in the Pacific Northwest with a sparkling new RG!
  • A myriad of magical and mysterious presentations to thrill and excite you!
  • Delightful gaming, tournaments, and even a scavenger hunt!
  • New favorites like a Team Trivia Challenge, Pajama Movie Night, and Karaoke!
  • Gala Dinner featuring Pacific Northwest specialties
  • Fun-tastic Marketplace!
  • Registration open to Mensans and the Public, with programs for all ages and interests.
  • And … an absolutely excellent hotel, with a pool and hot tub area. Pet-Friendly!
  • Always wanted to visit the Pacific Northwest? Check out the local tours.
  • Easy Transportation to/from the airport
  • Free hotel shuttle to local shopping centers (Bellevue Square / Lincoln Square)
  • Inexpensive bus service into downtown Seattle

We’ll enjoy the Emerald City magic at a convenient location in Bellevue, Washington.

11211 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
Tel: (425) 455-5240

Book your stay at the hotel and receive a complimentary ticket to the Sunday Buffet, which is an RG function. Rooms are $124 / night + tax.  Includes complementary buffet breakfast. And, parking will be free for attendees staying in the MWW room block!

For all of the details, check out the Emerald City RG website at

Register NOW to celebrate spring in the Pacific Northwest at Mensa of Western Washington’s Regional Gathering – an event you don’t want to miss!

Hey, look!  You can take advantage of the special extreme early bird rate only until November 30th. Visit the tickets page to purchase yours today!

Please note, if opting to use the register by mail form, your form must be postmarked no later than November 30th to qualify for the extreme early bird rate.




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