Gatherings

Monthly Gathering -- general info -- next gathering
8:00 PM, 2nd Friday of each month
APA Hotel Woodbridge (formerly the Woodbridge Hilton)
Iselin, New Jersey
732-494-6200
Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
Regional Gathering (RG)
Snowball XLIII
CNJM's Regional Gathering
March 3-5, 2017
Iselin, New Jersey
Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
  • the nation's longest-running RG
  • 24-hour hospitality
  • interesting speakers - Friday night and all day Saturday
  • new, larger games room open all weekend
  • karaoke - Friday night
  • craft session - Saturday afternoon
  • dj dance - Saturday night
  • multi-media swap - Sunday morning
  • very close to Metropark train station
  • hotel has well-equipped fitness center and indoor pool
  • free parking
  • register online or by mail
  • day rates available
Register Now!!
Annual Gathering (AG)
2016 Annual Gathering
Mensa's 2016 Annual Gathering
June 29-July 3, 2016
San Diego, California

National Events

Colloquium 2016
The Nature of Genetics: Flora, Fauna and the Future
June 28, 2016
(a one-day add-on to the 2016 Annual Gathering)
San Diego, California
Mind Games 2016
American Mensans get together to play and rate the latest board and card games over one spring weekend.
April 21-23 2017
Herndon, VA
Looking Ahead
Future Annual Gatherings
  • 2017 AG -- Hollywood, Florida
  • 2018 AG -- Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2019 AG -- Arizona
Future Mind Games
  • 2018-- TBD

Nearby Regional Gatherings

Snowball XLIII
Central New Jersey Mensa
March 3-5, 2017
Iselin, NJ -- Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
Pandemic RG: Catch the Fun -- It's Contagious!
Metropolitan Washington Mensa
August 19-21, 2016
Herndon, VA
RechaRGe
Mensa of Northeastern New York
Labor Day Weekend 2016
Albany, NY
Wicked Good!
Boston Mensa
October 28-30 2016
Fitchburg, MA
The Further Adventures of Hootman and Owlboy
Tidewater Mensa
November 4-6, 2016
Williamsburg, VA
Time for Some Games!
Delaware Valley Mensa
November 11-13, 2016
Runnemede, NJ
Winter Solstice RG -- yet to be confirmed
Central Pennsylvania Mensa
December 2016
Bird-in-Hand, PA
Greater New York RG -- yet to be confirmed
2017

Monthly Gathering

CNJM holds a gathering each month on a variety of eclectic topics that have included: guitar-making, military police dog demonstration, NJ tombstone markings, revolutionary war mutinies, and quantum physics proving love (to name a few). These presentations are usually held on the 2nd Friday at 8:00 PM in the APA Hotel Woodbridge (formerly Woodbridge Hilton) in Iselin, NJ.

Members, guests, and potential members are all welcomed. Admission is now free.

At 6:30 PM (before the gathering) please join your Mensan peers for dinner and sparkling conversation at Le Cafe Metro...casual dining overlooking the hotel's lobby. Please join us for dinner, the program, or both.

Next gathering:

Special notice -- Dinner before the Gathering has resumed!

Friday, May 5 at 8:00 PM

Elliot Noma, Ph.D.: How Technology is Changing Our Lives

What do you say when your refrigerator calls you? What the new technology can and cannot do for us. GPS, email and smart phones have made a big difference in how we interact with each other and with the world, and more devices are coming. Some will be invisible, but pervasive, others will be in our faces. I’ll demo some current, but embryonic technologies and talk about how they will change our lives.

Elliot Noma is the Managing Director of Garrett Asset Management, LLC. He wrote his first computer program in 1967 and has been developing and using technology ever since. He has developed computer applications in many fields including biology, psychological decision making, financial risk management, information science and health and fitness.

Elliot has a Ph.D. in Mathematical Psychology from The University of Michigan. He is active in the New York tech community, writing a popular blog on software development, deep learning and user-friendly interface design. In 2015 he led a team that won an award from Intel at their Internet of Things hackathon in New York. Recent projects include virtual reality game development and evaluating the efficiency of weight lifters.

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