What we're about

San Francisco Regional Mensa is the Bay Area chapter of Mensa, the most well-known High-IQ group in the world.

We are a group that enjoys meeting with each other for any number of reasons, such as lectures, discussions, dinners out, or just having fun.

Although our chapter hosts events that are for Mensa members only, we also host events that are open to the public.

This "Friends of San Francisco Regional Mensa" Meetup group is open to anyone in the Bay Area who is curious about Mensa and would like to attend events that we host that are open to the public.

Currently, nearly all of our events are online only, due to the pandemic, but we plan to host in-person events in the future.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are a current member of Mensa, we encourage you to join our members-only San Francisco Regional Mensa group (https://www.meetup.com/SFMensa/).

Upcoming events (4+)

M Weisley's Cafe

Online event

It's Happy Hour but...

Ever wanted to hang out with all the space pilots at Mos Eisleys cafe? (Star Wars 1977) Then join us at M Weisleys Cafe

Unfortunately Tatooine is rather a long commute just for a Happy Hour so we wisely located M Weisley’s in hyperspace where where our quantum transmitters make it easily accessed instantly by internet video conferencing. No matter where in the universe you are located, you will not experience any lightspeed delays in your communications.

So now you can experience all the ambience of our seedy cantina crowded with numerous alien races in our virtual meet up. All aliens and humans are welcome at M Weisley’s.

Mix up your favorite beverage, gather up some munchies and join in our out of this world Happy Hour

To attend as an alien visit Snap Camera https://snapcamera.snapchat.com/
and download their software. Choose from hundreds of available avatars which will move and act with your movements in the video conference.
If you're creative, you can use their software to create your own avatar.
Or of course you could do it the old-fashioned way and actually put on a costume.

Nuclear Fusion: The Holy Grail of Power Generation

Online event

Leigh Pelzel I will give a summary of the physics behind nuclear energy, then give an overview of nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. He will also give an update re: where we stand in regards to generating power via nuclear fusion, which has long been considered the holy grail of power generation because it has the potential to be clean, safe, and limitless.

Leigh is a life-long science and math enthusiast who joined Mensa in April of this year.

Leigh took all the standard pre-med courses in college, including physics for majors and second year calculus, and received an A in all of them. He also earned an award given to the “top” student in organic chemistry.

Leigh will give an informal talk on nuclear power. The sources for this talk come from Scientific American articles, the books Physics for Future Presidents and Energy for Future Presidents by the esteemed scientist Richard Muller, and various online sources. I joined Mensa in April of this year.

Virtual Happy Hour

Online event

It's Friday!!!!!

Mix up your favorite beverage. Bring out some happy hour munchies and join us for a virtual relaxing time.

M Weisley's Cafe

Online event

It's Happy Hour but...

Ever wanted to hang out with all the space pilots at Mos Eisleys cafe? (Star Wars 1977) Then join us at M Weisleys Cafe

Unfortunately Tatooine is rather a long commute just for a Happy Hour so we wisely located M Weisley’s in hyperspace where where our quantum transmitters make it easily accessed instantly by internet video conferencing. No matter where in the universe you are located, you will not experience any lightspeed delays in your communications.

So now you can experience all the ambience of our seedy cantina crowded with numerous alien races in our virtual meet up. All aliens and humans are welcome at M Weisley’s.

Mix up your favorite beverage, gather up some munchies and join in our out of this world Happy Hour

To attend as an alien visit Snap Camera https://snapcamera.snapchat.com/
and download their software. Choose from hundreds of available avatars which will move and act with your movements in the video conference.
If you're creative, you can use their software to create your own avatar.
Or of course you could do it the old-fashioned way and actually put on a costume.

Past events (42)

Virtual Happy Hour

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