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The Largest Yearly Confab of Mensans Anywhere

The American Mensa Annual Gathering started as a small, two-day meet-and-greet at the New York Belmont in 1963. The event now spans five days and features a sprawl of talks, games, and entertainment unlike any other.

We have a fantastic party in the works for Annual Gathering 2024! Kansas City is a revolution of creativity, music, food, art, and spirit … and we get to enjoy it all week! Come see all your friends and perhaps make a few new ones. Missouri loves company, after all!


Registration Rates

A 10-percent processing fee will be charged for cancellation and refund requests through May 31, 2024. Refund and cancellation requests received after May 31 will be reviewed case-by-case, based on circumstance and event viability. Registration rates are non-transferable. For more information or to cancel, email Registration.

Adults (21+)
Cutoff Member Rate Guest Rate
Nov. 30 $269 $309
Jan. 31 $309 $349
Mar. 30 $349 $389
On-site $389 $429
Daily Rate $120 $160
Youth (0-20)
Age Member Rate Guest Rate
≤ 3 Free Free
4-12 $134 $169
13-20 $215 $250
Daily Rate $71 $76

Please note: Registration rates increase at 11:59 p.m., Eastern time, on the cutoff date listed.

Choose the right room for you

Nestled at the heart of Kansas City’s storied Crown Center, the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center will serve as our main event hotel, with a limited number of additional rooms available at the adjoining Westin Kansas City. Programming will be split between both hotels, and attendees will need to travel between them daily via an indoor skywalk. We suggest choosing the right hotel for you based on convenience and amenities.

Relax and recharge after a day of reunions and thought-provoking programming in well-appointed, oversized guest rooms and suites, smartly accessorized with Sheraton Signature and Heavenly beds, flat-screen TVs, large work areas, and free Wi-Fi.

Saturday, July 6
Limited tickets available for $125


Gala Dinner featuring keynote speaker Alton Brown

Join us for the Annual Gathering Gala Dinner, an entertaining evening filled with food, friends, and special guest speaker Alton Brown. Gala guests have over the years been treated to musings and insights from speakers such as Margot Lee Shetterly, Adam Savage, Penn Jillette, and Wil Wheaton.

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A Family-friendly Adventure

Sponsored by the Mensa Foundation, Spark! programming offers our youngest attendees the chance to have fun, build new friendships, and make lasting memories of their own time at the AG.

From Thursday-Saturday, July 4-6, kids will have the chance to learn through new experiences, explore a variety of topics and events, and have their own AG adventure!

Age Single Day Thursday - Saturday
4-12 $20 $60

Please note: Registration to the Annual Gathering event is required for young attendees to register and attend Spark!

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