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. Now the event spans five days and features a sprawl of talks, games, and entertainment unlike any other.
In Phoenix, you can beat the heat with the company of cool people, exciting tours, and a dizzying array of fascinating programs and special events. The bustling Hospitality room, a public space for friends, food, and drinks, goes 24 hours a day. So the only thing you’ll have a hard time finding at the AG is a dull moment.
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Rising 31 floors above the heart of downtown Phoenix and close to countless attractions, the Sheraton Grand Phoenix hotel blends urban convenience with a relaxed ambiance.
Adjacent to the Phoenix Convention Center, the Sheraton Grand Phoenix is close to an array of restaurants, boutiques, and nightlife. The hotel features spacious, well-appointed accommodations and top amenities, including a rooftop pool, comprehensive fitness center, and several on-site restaurants and bars.
Society has worked to strike an acceptable balance between personal privacy and public security as long as the two concepts have existed. The debate has intensified in this era of mass surveillance, internet-connected frying pans, and GPS-enabled computers in the pockets of most Americans. Public knowledge and legal opinion struggle to keep up, and we're left to wonder what privacy looks like in the 21st century.
Sponsored by the Mensa Education & Research Foundation, this one-day educational symposium provides a forum for Mensans and the general public to explore, debate and evaluate a major issue of long-range importance to society.