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April 2013 Forum Meeting - Topic - High IQ Societies

7:00pm - MENSA FORUM

Topic: HIGH IQ Societies

Speaker – Greg Pitz

In conversing with other MENSANs, for some reason this is apparently a universal topic of interest.  One associate (Hi Karen!), mentioned there are two other high IQ societies, & in looking for them, I found over 25! Tests / Requirements to be able to enter said societies. We will discuss how the tests differ, with observations of & comments by their authors.  Lightly, the politics, ego, & jealousy of & within said societies as the emphasis will be about meta / overview concepts.  Precocious vs prodigy vs age; can high IQ be taught or is it innate, when & how does the intellect mature, what is considered average, how society treats & accepts those with a high IQ, and much more.  Starting with William James Sidis to create a baseline, then analysis & considerations of high IQ people by people such as:Grady Towers, Lewis Terman, LS Hollingworth, Malcolm Gladwell, David Galenson, amongst others.

The meeting starts at 7pm, at the Granite Reef Senior Center in south Scottsdale, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd, Room 7, [on NW corner of McDowell (north of the gas station). Granite Reef Rd is about one half-mile east of Hayden Rd and three quarters mile west of the McDowell Rd exit on highway 101.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:
Greg Pitz is the 2013 Forum Coordinator for the greater Phoenix chapter of MENSA.

Questions: Contact The Forum Coordinator, Greg Pitz, [masked]

Upcoming Forums:
June: Mike Johnston, National President of NECA, Electric Automobiles.
August: Marc Victor, of the Marc Victor law firm.

9:00 pm approx. - POST-FORUM DEBRIEFING. After the Forum, we will adjourn to the New China Gate Restaurant 7730 East McDowell Road #111, Scottsdale, AZ (480) 990-3388. We will partake in interesting conversation and good food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Dennis W.

    Disappointing. It was billed as "High IQ Societies" but was actually a poorly prepared presentation about a single precocious individual who lived between 1898 and 1944. I left when the discussion devolved into religion, which was even further from the announced topic.

    April 27, 2013

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