What is San Diego Mensa?

We're the near-1000 member strong San Diego chapter of Mensa, the international high IQ society. Mensa has three stated purposes: to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity; to encourage research in the nature, characteristics, and uses of intelligence; and to promote stimulating, intellectual, and social opportunities for its members.


Why join?

Do you have a lust for board and tabletop games that some find boggling? Did you smile at the previous pun? Have you had that killer joke about Newton, Pascal, and Einstein playing hide and seek in your back pocket for years just waiting for an audience that would appreciate it? If you can see where this is going then you might want to consider joining and you might already be qualified. There are loads of benefits and plenty of unique opportunities. You owe it to yourself to at least consider it!


Sign up for Mind Games 2015!

San Diego is proud to host the national event in 2015!


Visit us at our local events!

We have regular, recurring events for all interests: drinking, trivia, museum nights, poker tournaments, biking, food, and games. If we don't already do it, you're bound to find people that will help you set something up!

If you are a new (or old) member, make sure you head over to one of the newcomer's events so you can get your feet wet or help new members get involved!


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Follow us on your social networks!

Follow us and our activities in our San Diego Mensa Facebook Group or @sandiegomensa on Twitter.

Parents should follow our Gifted Youth Program on Facebook.

GenX/GenY Mensans should follow our Young M's Group on Facebook.

Do you use LinkedIn or are you looking to expand your professional network? Become a member of the San Diego Mensa LinkedIn Group to stay connected with other professionals in San Diego.

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