REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Schedule (details being added frequently)
Speakers (some details yet to come)
Escape Rooms (check for additions as current sessions fill up)
Volunteering at AG 2021 (host games, hang out in the hospitality lounge, etc.)
The event will be hosted in Zoom, and registration to attend speaker presentations, most games, and the AGM will be free. Escape rooms and similar external activities will have modest admission costs. The general event registration form is at the bottom of this page. Instructions for how to access the event will be emailed to registered attendees in the days leading up to the event.
Each Mensa member can bring up to two non-members as their guests. Please note that guests need to provide their host’s name and membership number when registering.
We’re thrilled to announce that this year’s speakers will include Bev Busson, Canadian Senator and retired Commissioner of the RCMP, and Terry Fallis, author and two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour! Terry will give a funny talk about his rather unorthodox journey to the published land, and end with giving you a bit about Operation Angus, his new novel that is due out at the end of August. Details about our other exciting speakers will be published as the lineup is finalized. Speaker presentations will be happening on Saturday and Sunday.
A pub-style trivia tournament kicks off the fun on Friday night with quizmaster Peter Sells. This will be a team-based activity, and we will be posting a signup sheet for team members closer to event time. Start recruiting your team now, and get ready to compete for national bragging rights!
Online escape rooms will be a main feature of this event. If you haven’t tried one yet, don’t worry – there will be an easy one scheduled early in the event. You will be able to explore and learn from more experienced players, so you’ll be ready to tackle the harder rooms when they start. Please see the escape rooms page for descriptions of the rooms currently arranged, buy tickets, and sign up for alerts when we add new escape rooms to the menu. Please note that as these rooms are presented by professional escape room companies, they are not included in the free general admission to the AG. All escape room tickets are priced at $32CAD per escape room, with ticket sales and payment processing by Eventbrite. As these limited-seating sessions fill up, we will add extra sessions and different rooms to the schedule.
Of course, we’ll also be playing games on Saturday and Sunday like Codenames, Jackbox, and maybe a little Cards Against Humanity after dark. If there is a game you’d really like to play (maybe even host?), please let us know.
The Mensa Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place during the AG. Please note that admission to the AGM is for current Mensa Canada members only. The AGM requires separate registration, in order to uphold voting regulations within the online meeting format. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit the 2021 AGM page to register and download your copies of the documents to be discussed during the meeting.
Do you love the backstage buzz involved in hosting an event? Check out the Volunteering at AG 2021 page for details of roles we’re focusing on filling at the moment.
The Gifted Youth Committee will be hosting a separate dedicated event for our youth members. Details will be published here as they become available. Please note that the AG itself is not geared toward a youth audience, and some sessions (e.g. the Miss Jezebel escape room and Cards Against Humanity game) contain adult themes and language unsuitable for a younger audience.