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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.

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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