1st European Mensas Annual Gathering (EMAG) 2008 in Cologne
Dear EMAG participants, it was wonderful to get to know you all, we hope you liked Cologne and our EMAG events, and we are looking forward to see you at other Mensa events. The EMAG events after 2008:
- EMAG 2009 in Utrecht, Netherlands (broschure)
- EMAG 2010 in Praha, Czech Republic (broschure)
- EMAG 2011 in Paris, France
- EMAG 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden (Facebook)
- EMAG 2013 in Bratislava, Slowakei (Facebook, Twitter, Mpedia)
- EMAG 2014 in Zürich, Schweiz
More infos in Mpedia
LocSec of Mensa Cologne
Mensa is the leading High IQ society for people of all ages worldwide, with approximately 110,000 members, thereof 6,500 in Germany.
Mensa is an international federated society composed of national Mensas and Direct International Members. There are about 50 National Mensas. In a further 50 countries are registered Mensa members located.
Mensa's purposes are to encourage research into the nature, characteristics and uses of human intelligence, and to provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members. The governing body for all the National Mensas worldwide is Mensa International.
Mensa provides a forum for intellectual exchange among members. Hence between 30th July and 3rd August 2008 the first European Mensas Annual Gathering under the patronage of Mensa International will take place. It is a pilot project, which is held this year in Cologne and thereafter in annually changing European countries. The aim is, in continuation of all successful annual gatherings in National Mensas, to establish a cross border network for people within the upper two percent of the general population on an intelligence test. By doing so, highly intelligent people of various countries will present key aspects of their activities to other Mensans and guests. The spectrum will be manifold, consisting of scientific or applied research, artistic and Mensa specific themes.
EMAG stands for European Mensas Annual Gathering. Read it backwards and it's GAME, meaning not only ‘to play’ but also ‘to join in’, ‘be part of it’ and ‘be ready for it’, making out of the EMAG name a theme.
The main event of the EMAG, which should enable a European network, is the “Forum Mensanum”. During three days Mensans from all over Europe will offer on parallel tracks “Intelligent Entertainment”, in the form of (mainly in Englisch) lectures, presentatations or workshops. At the end of the European Mensa-Meeting will be a Dinner dance.
The organizing team of Cologne will supply the operational framework plus some local sightseeing and ‘entertainment’.