Mensa conventions are called gatherings. Our gatherings in the United States come in three flavors: Annual (AG), Regional (RG), and Monthly (MG).
The Annual Gathering (AG), is the yearly national gathering for American Mensa. This event is always held in early July, and is in a different U.S. city each year. Since the first event in 1963, Annual Gatherings have brought Mensans together from around the country and around the world. The next Annual Gathering will be held from July 6th to July 10th, 2022, in Sparks, Nevada.
American Mensa comprises 10 regions, and each region is made up of several local groups. Mensa of Western Washington (MWW) is part of Region 8, also called the Pacific Intermountain region, which covers the northwest corner of the country. A Regional Gathering (RG) is actually the annual or biannual gathering of a local group. A true RG of all the local groups that fall within a designated American Mensa region does not exist, and not all local groups hold an RG. Confusing, eh?
Mensa of Western Washington hosted an online regional gathering in March 2021. Our most recent in-person regional gatherings prior to that were in 2017 & 2018.
Our local Monthly Gathering (MG) is held on the third Saturday of each month. The exception is March, when it moves to the fourth Saturday. The MGs feature speakers on a variety of subjects and are open to the public.