Tuesday, July 04, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Lower Lobby Convention Center
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  • Tours
  • Room: Lower Lobby Convention Center
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  • Tours

Wednesday, July 05, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1 & 2
Catastrophes — from hurricanes to mass shootings to epidemics — present the medical community with care challenges as complex and traumatic as the disasters themselves. Sponsored by the Mensa Education & Research Foundation, this Colloquium will address these health care challenges from the perspective of emerging technology and innovation, as... Read More
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  • Foundation

Wednesday, July 05, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: Lower Lobby Convention Center
Professional guides on a fleet of safe, modern airboats lead and narrate the way for a thrill-a-minute ride through the Everglades to ancient Seminole Island. It's a photographer's paradise as you meander through foliage and panoramic views of this unique ecosystem, flush with hundreds of fish and birds and countless... Read More
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  • Tours

Wednesday, July 05, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker

Wednesday, July 05, 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 6
Settlers of Catan is a heavy strategy game, where players collect resources and build towns and cities. We will be using the Settlers of Catan Base Game and will play to 10 Victory Points....
Speaker(s)
General
Kevin Brawner
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  • Tournament

Wednesday, July 05, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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Handout(s)
  • Speaker

Wednesday, July 05, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: Room 216
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  • M&G
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker

Wednesday, July 05, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 5
This game involves rolling worker dice to determine what type of work they want to perform, then assigning them to a variety of tasks that help build your interstellar empire. It’s easy to learn. Join us in the Games Room if you would like to learn the game or the... Read More
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  • Tournament

Wednesday, July 05, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 5
This is a fun railroad game of low-moderate complexity. Colorful, rewards map/pattern visualization, not difficult to learn, easy to play — but as with many games, mastery is another matter. Join us in the Games Room if you would like to learn the game or need a refresher before the... Read More
Speaker(s)
General
Richard Manno
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  • Tournament

Wednesday, July 05, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 4
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  • SIG
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 217
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  • M&G
  • Room: Room 216
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  • SIG
  • Room: Room 205
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  • M&G
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker

Wednesday, July 05, 4:30 PM - 7:15 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 6
Roll for the Galaxy involves rolling worker dice to determine what type of work they want to perform, then assigning them to a variety of tasks that help build your interstellar empire. The tournament will be played in two rounds. Winners in Round 1 will go on to Round 2. Both... Read More
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  • Tournament

Wednesday, July 05, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 3 & 4
Chicken noodle soup, fresh garden salad, country potato salad, fresh coleslaw, hamburgers and veggie burgers with fixings, hot dogs, potato chips, assorted cookies....
Track(s)
  • Meal

Wednesday, July 05, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room: Room 212 & 213
Proctors will register candidates for the American Mensa Admissions Test. The special AG test fee is $30. Test candidates must be at least 14 years of age, provide a photo ID and be a permanent U.S. resident. We will be using our new admission test for this session....
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  • Mensa

Wednesday, July 05, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 4
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  • SIG
  • Room: Room 216
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  • M&G
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker

Wednesday, July 05, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Room: Room 212 & 213
Proctors will register candidates for the American Mensa Admissions Test. The special AG test fee is $30. Test candidates must be at least 14 years of age, provide a photo ID and be a permanent U.S. resident. We will be using our new admission test for this session....
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  • Mensa

Wednesday, July 05, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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  • M&G
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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Track(s)
  • Speaker

Wednesday, July 05, 7:30 PM - 10:15 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 6
This is a fun railroad game of low-moderate complexity. Colorful, rewards map/pattern visualization, not difficult to learn, easy to play — but as with many games, mastery is another matter. Experienced players only – you can join us for the Learning Session and then play in the tournament. There will be... Read More
Speaker(s)
General
Richard Manno
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  • Tournament

Wednesday, July 05, 9:00 PM - 10:15 PM

  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 217
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  • SIG
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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Handout(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker

Wednesday, July 05, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1 & 2
An AG favorite, the annual Mr. Mensa Pageant and Date Auction is proportionate parts prowess, parody and pandering. Join Nguyen 'Win' Pham (Mr. Mensa 2011) in his fifth appearance as pageant host, and come cheer on your fellow Mensan men as they showcase their talents and physiques to compete for... Read More
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  • Entertainment

Wednesday, July 05, 10:30 PM - 11:59 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 6
One of the signature games of Mensa and Hell’s M’s, DDCH is Hearts played with seven to nine players and two decks, where a matching card played cancels out the first one for purposes of taking the trick. Lead rotates, no need to wait for hearts to be broken, no... Read More
Speaker(s)
General
Stan Ward
Track(s)
  • Tournament

Thursday, July 06, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: Great Hall 3 & 4
Whole fresh fruit, assorted freshly baked muffins, assorted yogurts, bulk cereal (Cheerios, Raisin Bran and Corn Flakes), white and whole wheat toast, milk (whole, 1%, soy), coffee, orange and apple juice....
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  • Meal

Thursday, July 06, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 216
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  • M&G
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate
  • Room: Room 217
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  • M&G
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 2
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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  • Speaker

Thursday, July 06, 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room: Great Hall 6
It's never too early to start studying for the 2017 Hollywood AG Scrabble Tournament, open to all AG attendees ages 16 and older. Be sure to sign up as soon as you arrive! The word reference will be the latest NASPA Official Tournament and Club Word List.  Get a head start... Read More
Speaker(s)
General
Judy Ford
Track(s)
  • Tournament

Thursday, July 06, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
See your American Mensa Committee in action! Be the first to know about policies that affect all American Mensans. All members are welcome to attend and observe....
Track(s)
  • Mensa

Thursday, July 06, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: Room 214
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  • Other

Thursday, July 06, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Lower Lobby Convention Center
South Florida's Gold Coast is known for its beautiful homes and yachts, all linked by hallmark waterways. Some of the most opulent mansions can be seen only from the water. Starting from downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay, you'll cruise on a luxurious motor yacht past the Port of Miami and... Read More
Track(s)
  • Tours

Thursday, July 06, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: West hallway outside Great Hall 1 & 2
Come save up to three lives by donating blood! Research suggests that blood donation may improve insulin sensitivity, relieve iron overload and hasten inebriation. However, the best reason to give blood is that your donation of one pint can save the lives of up to three people. Please take a... Read More
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  • Other

Thursday, July 06, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 4
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  • SIG
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 2
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 216
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  • M&G
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker

Thursday, July 06, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Room 212 & 213
Get your nerd on and geek out with HackerNest-M! Bring your arduino kits, Raspberry PIs, RFID toys, sensors, robots, laptops and anything else you want. Show us what you've made or build something cool. Everyone is welcome to join in, talk tech and meet the HackerNest-M Tech Community. Kids welcome!​...
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  • M&G

Thursday, July 06, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 5
A two-person game of skill, simple to learn and play but difficult to master. Played on a grid with colored stones, players compete to achieve a straight line of five stones or flank and capture five pairs of their opponent’s stones. Join us in the Games Room if you would like to... Read More
Speaker(s)
General
Alice Silver
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  • Tournament

Thursday, July 06, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 3 & 4
Tossed salad with assorted dressings, a baked potato bar (including red bean chili, butter, scallions, sour cream and shredded cheese), mini fruit squares....
Track(s)
  • Meal

Thursday, July 06, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 5
Euchre (“YOU-ker”) is a trick-taking card game usually played in two-player teams using traditional playing cards. Join us in the Games Room if you would like to learn the game or need a refresher before the tournament on Friday at 4:30 p.m....
Speaker(s)
General
Tammy Hicks
Track(s)
  • Tournament

Thursday, July 06, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 2
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 216
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  • M&G
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker

Thursday, July 06, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 6
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  • Tournament
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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Handout(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 217
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  • M&G
  • Room: Room 216
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  • M&G
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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  • Speaker

Thursday, July 06, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 5
We will play a fun high-speed chess variant: whoever first moves the king into the center four squares, or doesn't run out of time, is the winner of the round. The game is also in the style of King of the Hill: each competitor starts with only three tokens, challenging... Read More
Speaker(s)
General
Mr.  Abel Dean
Alt Leftist
Track(s)
  • Game

Thursday, July 06, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: Room 217
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  • M&G
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate
  • Room: Great Hall 6
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  • Tournament
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 4
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  • SIG
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker

Thursday, July 06, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate
  • Room: Room 216
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  • M&G
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 217
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  • M&G
  • Room: Great Hall 6
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  • Tournament
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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  • Speaker

Thursday, July 06, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 5
This very popular deck-building game is easy to learn. Join us in the Games Room if you would like to learn the game or need a refresher before the tournament on Thursday at 6:00 p.m....
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  • Tournament

Thursday, July 06, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 3 & 4
Tossed salad, spaghetti with meatballs, dinner rolls, chef's cake selection....
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  • Meal

Thursday, July 06, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 217
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  • M&G
  • Room: Room 216
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  • M&G
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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  • Speaker

Thursday, July 06, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 6
This is the original and popular deck-building game. The tournament will be played in two rounds. Round 1 will only use kingdom cards from the base set. Winners will go on to Round 2. Round 2 will use kingdom cards from any and all expansions. Sign up early! Learn it in... Read More
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  • Tournament

Thursday, July 06, 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM

  • Room: Meet at Tarpon Bend or Hotel Courtyard
Group up or bring yourself via taxi, Uber, Lyft, etc. Music, dancing, games, blinkies, fun with friends. Open to all GenXers, and others (21+) by invitation. A great way to enjoy this area & break the AG ice. No cover charges or dress code with your Mensa Badge. Meet at... Read More
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  • Speaker

Thursday, July 06, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 214
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  • Other
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 2
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  • Speaker

Thursday, July 06, 9:00 PM - 10:15 PM

  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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Handout(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 2
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker

Thursday, July 06, 9:00 PM - 11:45 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 6
Lords of Waterdeep is a heavy strategy agent-assignment game where players collect resources and complete quests. We will play eight rounds; the person with the most points will be the winner....
Speaker(s)
General
Kevin Brawner
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  • Tournament

Thursday, July 06, 9:00 PM - 11:59 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 1 & 2
Name That Movie consists of short clips from about 40 movies. Each movie clip represents one or more themes. We ask that you identify each movie and the themes. Play as individuals or as a team of up to five people. We try to make each clip interesting on its own, so... Read More
Speaker(s)
General
Geri Neemidge
General
John Neemidge
Track(s)
  • Tournament

Thursday, July 06, 10:30 PM - 11:45 PM

  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate

Friday, July 07, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: Great Hall 3 & 4
Whole fresh fruit, assorted freshly baked breakfast breads, hard boiled eggs, bulk cereal (Cheerios, Raisin Bran and Corn Flakes), white and whole wheat toast, milk (whole, 1%, soy), coffee, orange and grapefruit juice....
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  • Meal

Friday, July 07, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 4
Ken Heptig, author of "Yoga Secrets", will lead you through a series of yoga poses.  He will give modifications for less or more to keep everyone challenged. Bring a mat or large towel and your sense of humor. Fitness attire recommended. This is not an introduction to yoga class. Ken... Read More
Speaker(s)
General
Mr.  Ken Heptig
President
GoalYoga
Track(s)
  • Fitness

Friday, July 07, 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room: Regency Ballroom 2
You’re an American Mensan and you want to know what’s happening with your organization. Come to the ABM and hear reports from the Chair, Treasurer and Executive Director, as well as the Mensa Foundation President. All members are urged to participate in the Annual Business Meeting, where they have a... Read More
Track(s)
  • Mensa

Friday, July 07, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Great Hall 5
This game involves competing to maximize the power and prestige of your house in ancient Rome. Cards are selected and played to determine the action a player takes during a given turn. The game is fairly easy to learn. Join us in the Games Room if you would like to learn the game... Read More
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  • Tournament

Friday, July 07, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room: Room 216
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  • M&G
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate
  • Room: Room 217
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  • M&G
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker

Friday, July 07, 10:30 AM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 6
Concordia involves competing to maximize the power and prestige of your house in ancient Rome. Cards are selected and played, determining the action a player takes during a given turn. The tournament will be played in two rounds. Winners in Round 1 will go on to Round 2. Both rounds... Read More
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  • Tournament

Friday, July 07, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 3 & 4
Vegetarian minestrone soup, Caesar salad, Italian bean salad, assorted pizzas (including cheese, pepperoni and vegetarian), brownies and blondies....
Track(s)
  • Meal

Friday, July 07, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 4
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  • SIG
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 216
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  • M&G
  • Room: Room 217
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  • M&G
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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Track(s)
  • Speaker

Friday, July 07, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 2
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Track(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 4
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  • SIG
  • Room: Room 214
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  • LDW
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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Track(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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Track(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 216
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  • M&G
  • Room: Room 217
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  • M&G
  • Room: Room 212 & 213
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  • LDW
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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Track(s)
  • Speaker

Friday, July 07, 1:30 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 6
Mexican Train is a game played with a set of double-12 dominoes. The object of the game is to play all the dominoes from your hand onto one or more chains, or "trains," emanating from a central hub or "station." The game will consist of randomized tables of 5 -... Read More
Speaker(s)
General
Anne McFarlane
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  • Tournament

Friday, July 07, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: Regency Ballroom 2
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Track(s)
  • Entertainment
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate
  • Room: Room 212 & 213
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  • LDW
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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Track(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 216
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Track(s)
  • M&G
  • Room: Room 217
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Track(s)
  • M&G
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 4
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Track(s)
  • SIG
  • Room: Room 214
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Track(s)
  • LDW
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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Track(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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Track(s)
  • Speaker

Friday, July 07, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Room: Regency Ballroom 2
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 214
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Track(s)
  • LDW
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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Track(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 217
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  • M&G
  • Room: Room 212 & 213
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  • LDW
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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Track(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 4
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Track(s)
  • SIG
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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Track(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Speaker

Friday, July 07, 4:30 PM - 7:15 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 6
Euchre (“YOU-ker”) is a trick-taking card game usually played in two-player teams using traditional playing cards. We will generally play according to the standard description found in the Wikipedia entry for “Euchre,” but each round will run maximum of 20 minutes, with winning teams advancing to the next round. Players... Read More
Speaker(s)
General
Tammy Hicks
Track(s)
  • Tournament

Friday, July 07, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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Track(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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Track(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 217
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Track(s)
  • SIG
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 2
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Track(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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Track(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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Track(s)
  • Speaker

Friday, July 07, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 1 & 2
Penn & Teller's live show spent years on Broadway and is now the longest-running headliner show in Las Vegas. In addition to his numerous television appearances, philanthropy work and popular podcast, Penn has written two books, the latest of which is Presto!, a New York Times best-seller that takes an... Read More
Speaker(s)
General
Penn Jillette
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  • Entertainment

Friday, July 07, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 2
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Track(s)
  • Speaker
  • Room: Great Hall 6
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Track(s)
  • Tournament

Friday, July 07, 7:30 PM - 10:15 PM

  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
Joe will present a basic introduction to practical gemology. This will include a discussion and demonstration of the three essential instruments that are the basis of gemological testing. The instruments are: the Hand Loupe, the Dichroscope and the Chelsea Filter. These simple tools can be used to identify almost 90%... Read More
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  • Speaker

Friday, July 07, 9:00 PM - 10:15 PM

  • Room: Room 216
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  • M&G
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker

Friday, July 07, 9:00 PM - 11:45 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 6
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  • Tournament
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 4
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  • Game

Saturday, July 08, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: Great Hall 3 & 4
Whole fresh fruit, assorted freshly baked fruit muffins and mini Danish, oatmeal (served with brown sugar, raisins and walnuts), bulk cereal (Cheerios, Raisin Bran and Corn Flakes), white and whole wheat toast, milk (whole, 1%, soy), coffee, orange and tomato juice....
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  • Meal

Saturday, July 08, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 4
Ken Heptig, author of "Yoga Secrets", will lead you through a series of yoga poses.  He will give modifications for less or more to keep everyone challenged. Bring a mat or large towel and your sense of humor. Fitness attire recommended. This is not an introduction to yoga class. Ken... Read More
Speaker(s)
General
Mr.  Ken Heptig
President
GoalYoga
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  • Fitness

Saturday, July 08, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: Great Hall 1 & 2
Proctors will register candidates for the American Mensa Admissions Test. The special AG test fee is $30. Test candidates must be at least 14 years of age, provide a photo ID and be a permanent U.S. resident. We will be using our new admission test for this session....
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  • Mensa

Saturday, July 08, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 217
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  • M&G
  • Room: Room 212 & 213
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  • LDW
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 214
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  • LDW

Saturday, July 08, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
It is possible to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip (or many!) using airline miles and hotel points to significantly cut down on costs or travel for free. But if you are a newbie to miles and points, where do you start? Discover the questions to ask yourself before earning a single... Read More
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General
Pamela Krupa-Jeschonek
Travel Junkie
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  • Speaker

Saturday, July 08, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 1 & 2
Proctors will register candidates for the American Mensa Admissions Test. The special AG test fee is $30. Test candidates must be at least 14 years of age, provide a photo ID and be a permanent U.S. resident. We will be using our new admission test for this session....
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  • Mensa

Saturday, July 08, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 4
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  • SIG
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 214
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  • LDW
  • Room: Room 217
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  • M&G
  • Room: Room 212 & 213
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  • LDW
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Great Hall 6
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  • Tournament

Saturday, July 08, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 3 & 4
Tomato bisque soup, tossed garden salad, marinated tomato and onion salad, vegetable and meat lasagnas, garlic rolls, chocolate mousse....
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  • Meal

Saturday, July 08, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Great Hall 6
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  • Tournament
  • Room: Room 216
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  • M&G
  • Room: Room 217
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  • M&G
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker

Saturday, July 08, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: Room 217
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  • M&G
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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  • Mensa
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 4
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  • SIG
  • Room: Room 214
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  • LDW
  • Room: Room 216
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  • M&G
  • Room: Great Hall 1 & 2
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 212 & 213
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  • LDW
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker

Saturday, July 08, 1:30 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: Great Hall 6
This is the continuation of Ed Becker's "friendly bridge tournament." Players must know how to play bridge, but may be new to duplicate bridge. Players may arrange their own partnerships or may sign up individually and be paired up on the spot. A maximum of 40 participants is allowed due... Read More
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General
Stephen Burnham
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  • Tournament

Saturday, July 08, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Regency Ballroom 2
Trash Bowl is a quizbowl-style, buzz-in team competition of esoteric knowledge, with the focus on pop culture — movies, music, sports, TV, games, junk food, comics, you name it.  Hosted by your genial quizmaster, Charlie Steinhice, a.k.a. the Ghost of Quizbowl Past. Fun for spectators, unless they blurt out answers... Read More
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  • Tournament

Saturday, July 08, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: Room 214
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  • LDW
  • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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  • Debate
  • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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  • Speaker
  • Room: Room 217
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  • M&G
  • Room: Room 212 & 213
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  • LDW
  • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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    • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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    • Speaker
    • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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    • Speaker

    Saturday, July 08, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    • Room: Great Hall 1 & 2
    Learn how to glide across the floor with grace and style. Find out how to do those romantic turns, and feel comfortable and look great when you do it. That’s right. Learn the secrets of dancers like Fred Astaire, Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly and Rosemary Clooney, to name a few.... Read More
    Speaker(s)
    General
    Don Jacobs
    Mr.
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    • Speaker

    Saturday, July 08, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    • Room: Great Hall 1 & 2
    Practice makes perfect. If you want to review what you learned today or have questions, you can get one-on-one answers, even if you weren’t at the class or it’s a question about any other dances....
    Speaker(s)
    General
    Don Jacobs
    Mr.
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    • Speaker

    Saturday, July 08, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

    • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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    • Speaker
    • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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    • Speaker
    • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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    • Debate
    • Room: Room 212 & 213
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    • LDW
    • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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    Handout(s)
    • Speaker
    • Room: Great Hall 6
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    • Tournament
    • Room: Room 216
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    • M&G
    • Room: Room 214
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    • LDW
    • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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    • Speaker

    Saturday, July 08, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

    • Room: Room 216
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    • M&G
    • Room: Regency Ballroom 2
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    • Speaker
    • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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    • Speaker
    • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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    • Speaker
    • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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    • Speaker
    • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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    • Speaker

    Saturday, July 08, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

    • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
    Two young Mensans (one black and one white) make the case for why liberals, not just racists, should accept the taboo science of genetically-rooted psychological racial differences, including intelligence. They want to bust the white nationalist monopoly on a field of biology that is accurate, even if it should be... Read More
    Speaker(s)
    General
    Mr.  Abel Dean
    Alt Leftist
    General
    Michael Sinegar
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    • Speaker

    Saturday, July 08, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    • Room: Great Hall 1 & 2
    Just for our attendees under the age of 21 – enjoy DJ Rockin’ Roy as he plays a wide range of classic dance favorites....
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    • Entertainment

    Saturday, July 08, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

    • Room: Great Hall 6
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    • Tournament
    • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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    • Speaker
    • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
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    • Debate
    • Room: Regency Ballroom 2
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    • Speaker

    Saturday, July 08, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    • Room: Great Hall 1 & 2
    Come one, come all to see who will take home the bragging rights for 2017-2018!  Prepare to be amazed  – and cheer on your favorite SIGs (Special Interest Groups)  –  as they compete in the inaugural Battle of the SIGs contest.  Participating SIGs will be putting on a performance package... Read More
    Speaker(s)
    General
    Nancy Farrar
    • Entertainment

    Saturday, July 08, 9:00 PM - 10:15 PM


    Saturday, July 08, 9:00 PM - 11:45 PM

    • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 4
    Werewolves have moved into the peaceful village of Ziggy Hollow, and it is up to the townspeople to kill them before they get killed. Ziggy's rules and special characters will be introduced before the start of each game. Adults only please....
    Speaker(s)
    General
    Bill Zigo
    Track(s)
    • Game

    Saturday, July 08, 9:00 PM - 11:59 PM

    • Room: Great Hall 1 & 2
    DJ Rockin’ Roy is an award winning multi-talented DJ that will get you on your feet and moving for the last party night of the Annual Gathering....
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    • Entertainment

    Saturday, July 08, 10:30 PM - 11:45 PM

    • Room: Diplomat Ballroom 5
    Are the U.S. National Parks the public’s land or the government’s land? By what right does the government assert control over park and monument acreage, and by what right do citizens demand access to that same land for private purposes? Who is overreaching? Debate Room is not a heated debate, but... Read More
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    • Debate

    Saturday, July 08, 10:30 PM - 11:59 PM

    • Room: Great Hall 6
    One of the signature games of Mensa and Hell’s M’s, DDCH is Hearts played with seven to nine players and two decks, where a matching card played cancels out the first one for purposes of taking the trick. Lead rotates, no need to wait for hearts to be broken, no... Read More
    Speaker(s)
    General
    Stan Ward
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    • Tournament

    Sunday, July 09, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

    • Room: Great Hall 3 & 4
    Whole fresh fruit, assorted freshly baked muffins, assorted yogurts, bulk cereal (Cheerios, Raisin Bran and Corn Flakes), white and whole wheat toast, milk (whole, 1%, soy), coffee, orange and apple juice....
    Track(s)
    • Meal

    Sunday, July 09, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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    • Speaker
    • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 2
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    • Speaker
    • Room: Regency Ballroom 2
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    • Speaker
    • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 3
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    • Speaker

    Sunday, July 09, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

    • Room: Atlantic Ballroom 1
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    • Speaker
    • Room: Regency Ballroom 3
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    • Speaker
    • Room: Room 216
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    • SIG
    • Room: Regency Ballroom 1
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    • Speaker
    • Room: Regency Ballroom 2
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    • Speaker