Mensa AG Food and Fun


The 2016 Annual Gathering: Mensa-Con has a potent combination of food and fun that you shouldn’t miss!

The Gala dinner (Friday, July 1) will feature actor, writer and blogger Wil Wheaton as keynote speaker. Expect to hear fun stories and insights from the gaming aficionado and popular actor, best known for his work in Stand by Me, Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory. Dinner options include grilled California tri-tip, sliced grilled breast of chicken on penne pasta, or a vegan-friendly grilled vegetable stack.

Besides a hearty menu, Brunch (Sunday, July 3) will be served with heaping helpings of language and laughter, courtesy of longtime Mensa Bulletin columnist Richard Lederer. Wind down from the week with Dr. Lederer’s quips about puns to punctuation, pronouns to pronunciation, diction to dictionaries, and palaver to palindromes.

Full details about event and hotel reservations, as well as full menu details, are available online, where you can also purchase tickets for the Friday Gala Dinner and keynote from Wil Wheaton and for the Sunday Brunch with Richard Lederer. Online tickets are $60 for the dinner and $38 for Brunch (or $95 if purchased as a combo).

Purchase Your Tickets


The Mensa Foundation and New Mexico Mensa offer scholarships to students who will be enrolled in post-secondary education for the 2015-2016 school year.  Awards range from $300 to $4000 ($1000 renewable for four years).  The only requirement is an essay of not more than 550 words explaining your goals and how your education will help you reach them.  The entire process occurs on-line.

For a complete set of rules, see

How to Join

The only qualification for Mensa membership is a score in the top 2% of the general population on a supervised standardized test of intelligence. Certain older SAT test scores can also be used as these have been correlated with intelligence tests. You can either submit prior evidence or take two tests that we hold periodically; the testing takes about two hours to complete including a break of 15 minutes. If you are not mathematically inclined, we recommend that you take the Miller Analogy test usually available through a psychologist or University. To be placed on a waiting list of people to be tested, please Email Us.

The American Mensa website has quite a few resources that you may wish to check:

Go to and click (at top) on Join Mensa. Then click on a link to your left such as Already Qualified, Submit Test Scores, Membership Application, or perhaps Home Test. Have fun browsing.