From historical landmarks to the country's first public library (with more than 6 million volumes), Boston is a historian's delight. When you attend the gathering, be sure to build time before, during and after to explore the city and its history!
AUG 2013Sheraton sold out.
The Sheraton Boston Hotel, the host hotel for the Annual Gathering, is sold out. Rates are $159-$169 per night for overflow hotels, which are within walking distance of the Sheraton.
JUL 2013AG hotel reservations update.
On the boot heels of Culture in Cowtown's success, the 2014 Annual Gathering: Brilliance in Beantown is already proving popular. Rooms are still available for the primary July 2-6 period of the AG, but the AG hotel's block of rooms for the prior Sunday-Tuesday have filled already and we are looking at other hotel options for those who want to arrive early.
JUL 2010AML board approves Boston.
At the 2010 Annual Gathering, American Mensa approved Boston for the 2014 gathering.
Go ahead and stare into the Brilliance of Beantown. Not blinding but enlightening, the city and its place in American history are formidable, of course, but Boston also wears the 21st century well.
From its downtown core to the outlying areas, Boston is a city with something for everyone: history and high technology, academic excellence and neighborhood ethnicity, financial prominence and sports enthusiasm, scientific achievements and a thrilling cultural scene. This mix of Colonial charm and urban sophistication is almost completely surrounded by water, with the Atlantic Ocean on two sides and the Charles River running alongside the back side of the city.
Boston is a perfect place for shoppers, restaurant connoisseurs and people who simply enjoy visiting the sites around town. The Freedom Trail is a good place to start, with its 3-mile historic walk through old Boston and Charlestown. The 48-acre Boston Common, America's first public park, runs alongside the flower-filled Public Garden. Nearby is the Bull and Finch Pub, inspiration for the TV series Cheers.
There's so much more, from Faneuil Hall Marketplace to the diverse selection of museums to the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill to the Italian shops and restaurants of the North End.
The Annual Gathering, hosted by American Mensa and Mensa Canada and scheduled July 2-6, is the center of that cultural and intellectual universe in 2014 — join us!
Hear from past attendees...
Loved the cool weather. People were so friendly. Everyone was nice. Just a general "good" feeling about the whole experience.