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What we’re about

The San Francisco Bay Memory Club (founded 2010) meets to discuss and train in memory techniques as practiced on Art Of Memory. Meetups take place throughout Bay Area, including Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose. Beginners are welcome!

Please read the information below to be sure that this is the group that you're looking for.

About the Techniques

The techniques we discuss and practice are useful for studying in school, learning languages, memorizing poetry, and for competing in memory competitions (including Memory League). Here is a list of some of the techniques:

Please join our 17,000+ member online community at and browse our forum and wiki to get an idea about what kinds of memory techniques we do.

Reading List

If you are new to memory techniques, we recommend starting with any of these books:

    Quantum Memory Power by Dominic O'Brien

    You Can Have an Amazing Memory by Dominic O’Brien

    How to Develop a Brilliant Memory Week by Week by Dominic O’Brien

In addition, you might like these books about the history and culture of memory techniques:

    Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

    The Memory Code by Lynne Kelly

    The Art of Memory by Frances Yates

If you have questions, please send me an email. We also have a FAQs page on the website.

Hope to meet you soon!

--Josh Cohen