Annual Gathering Essentials

Annual Gathering Essentials

World-class Accommodations

Relax and recharge after a day of reunions and thought-provoking programming in newly renovated guest rooms and suites, smartly accessorized with Serta Perfect Sleeper beds, Waldorf Astoria bedding, premium bath amenities, 65-inch flat-screen TVs, and in-room mini-fridges.

World Gathering 2021 Tours

Make the most out of your trip to Houston, a city rich in culture and teeming with life, with these hand-picked excursions.

Experience H-Town Like a Pro

Rich in culture and history, Houston is the fourth-largest city in the U.S. and is filled to the brim with award-winning restaurants, an enticing Museum District, and a unique blend of nightlife. Spend a day in the stars at the famous Space Center Houston or take a leisurely stroll with friends through historic Houston Heights. And if you’re wanting to explore downtown, the METRORail system offers convenient and accessible service within the heart of the city.

Lend a helping hand

A few hours of your time makes a big difference, and it’s a great opportunity to meet other Mensans and share in the success of this event.

Register To Volunteer

Hospitality & Dining

Hospitality is a mainstay at Mensa events — a conveniently located, bustling ballroom serving as a rallying point, a spot to grab some quick nosh between speaker sessions, and a banquet hall each evening.

Hospitality at World Gathering 2021 will be open 24 hours and features several meals (five breakfasts, four lunches, and three dinners), snacks during all non-meal times, and a selection of beer and wine.

World Gathering Test Sessions

Take the official Mensa Admission Test at our special event fee of $30 and receive a free one-day registration to the World Gathering.

Mensa Makers Market

The World Gathering Mensa Makers Market is a forum for Mensans to display and sell books and handcrafted items — anything from hand-painted wooden eggs and handcrafted jewelry to photographs and calligraphy.

Event Policies

You’re here for fun, food, and fellowship — in short, a good time. To ensure that good time, and for the safety and comfort of everyone, the Annual Gathering has a few policies in place. Please comply so that you and everyone else can enjoy the AG. These policies are for World Gathering 2021.

Covid-19 Safeguards at the World Gathering

Our goal for the World Gathering is a safe and enjoyable event. To combat concerns over Covid-19, please adhere in the event space to the following protocols, which are based on Centers for Disease Control guidance, state and local regulations, and hotel policy.