History of American Mensa Annual Gatherings*

Year City/State Dates     Hotel No. Name/Theme Chairman
1963 New York, NY 6/15-16 Belmont Plaza Hotel
160
   
1964 New York, NY 6/19-21 Biltmore Hotel
280
International AG Larry Farber
1965 New York, NY 6/18-20 Biltmore Hotel
275
Alienation and Anomie Larry Farber
1966 New York, NY 6/17-19 Biltmore Hotel
250
Patterns for Living in a Mass Society Jules B. Singer
1967 Montreal, QB 6/23-25 Royal Embassy Hotel
185
  Brian Matthews
1968 Tarrytown, NY 6/21-23 Tarrytown House
188
  Stuart Friedman
1969 San Francisco, CA 6/27-29 Del Webb's Towne House
250
  Walter Schwartz, Dick Ahrens
1970 Philadelphia, PA 6/19-21 Holiday Inn
275
The Uses of Intelligence in the Age of Aquarius L. Martin Miller, Art Gardner
1971 Houston, TX 6/11-13 Rice Hotel
208
  Kathy Hannah
1972 Denver, CO 6/30-7/2 Cosmopolitan Hotel
225
  Bettie Lee English
1973 Louisville, KY 6/29-7/1 The Galt House
403
  Agnes Livingood
1974 Chicago, IL 6/29-7/1 Playboy Towers Hotel
450
Intelligence—To Make a Difference Charley Fallon, Helen Kupper
1975 San Antonio, TX 6/27-29 St. Anthony Hotel
500
  Althea Eley
1976 Valley Forge, PA 6/25-27 Sheraton-Valley Forge Hotel
600
Paths of Communication Robert B. Enters
1977 San Diego, CA 6/23-26 Town & Country Hotel
785
  Jim Bie
1978 Cleveland, OH 6/22-25 Bond Court Hotel
850
Potpourri Sandy Murphy, June Randolph
1979 Kansas City, MO 6/29-7/1 Crown Center Hotel
900
KCAG-79 Charley Gay
1980 San Francisco, CA 6/26-29 Hyatt Regency Hotel
1050
Cable Car AG Elna R. Tymes
1981 Louisville, KY 6/24-28 The Galt House
1125
Derbytown AG Rose Lee Crutcher
1982 Trenton, NJ 6/25-27 Trenton State College
690
An Alternative Gathering Dave Remine
1983 Phoenix, AZ 6/15-19 Phoenix Hilton / Hyatt Regency
850
AZAG/Frontiers Old & New Cindy Cielle
1984 Washington, DC 6/28-7/1 Hyatt Regency Washington
1368
Capital AG Mike Tuchman, Amy Shaughnessy
1985 Milwaukee, WI 6/20-23 Red Carpet Inn
700+
Silver Anniversary AG Tom Rademan
1986 New York, NY 7/3-7/6 Grand Hyatt Hotel
~1800
Celebration 86 Constance Atman, Helen Mosley, Rosemary Dowling, Marlene Zimmerman
1987 Dallas, TX 7/9-12 Sheraton Park Central
1322
La Republica de Tejas Carol L. Hilson
1988 Montreal, QB 7/1-4 Queen Elizabeth Hotel
1684
Rendez-Vous '88 Robert Lemay
1989 Atlanta, GA 6/28-7/2 Radisson Hotel
1281
Sunny South AG Bambi Maxwell
1990 Anaheim, CA 6/28-7/1 Anaheim Marriott
1500
California Dreaming Art Mattson
1991 Kansas City, MO 6/26-7/1 Hyatt Regency Crown Center
 
Heartland AG 91 / Goin' to Kansas City Kim & Tony Jackowski
1992 San Francisco, CA 7/2-5 Airport Hyatt Regency Hotel
~1400
SFAG92 / Pacific AG Dick Amyx
1993 Orlando, FL    
 
  Keith Proud
1994 Cambridge, MA (with Mensa Canada) 6/30-7/4 Hyatt Regency Cambridge
1585
New World, New Ideas Gerry Riley, Donna Jadis
1995 St. Louis, MO 7/5-7/9 Adam's Mark
1201 
The Spirit of St. Louis Barbara Hunt
1996 Houston, TX  7/3-7 Hyatt Regency Houston
1089
Black Gold Blowout Richard Jones, Pat Spence, Deb Skinner
1997 Birmingham, AL 7/2-6 Sheraton Civic Center
1223
Southern Comforts AG Steve & LeAnne Porter
1998 Cincinnati, OH  7/1-5 Omni Netherland Plaza
1301
The Buckeye Bonanza, A Flight of Fantasy Mary Lee Kemper
1999 Long Beach, CA  7/1-5 Hyatt Regency Long Beach
1189
The Big One Tom Herbertson
2000 Philadelphia, PA   Adam's Mark Hotel
1457
Philly Phrolic Lesley & Steve Slepner
2001 Dallas, TX  7/3-8 Hotel Intercontinental
1300 
2001: The Annual Gathering / Launching the Mensa-lennium Carol Hilson, Roger Durham
2002 Scottsdale, AZ 7/3-7 Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort
1545 
Desert Delights Carol Young
2003 St. Paul, MN
(with Mensa Canada)
7/2-6 Radisson Hotel Riverfront
1385 
Light up the North Judy Hogan
2004 Las Vegas, NV  6/30-7/5 Paris Las Vegas
1832
ExtravAGanza! Cookie Bakke
2005 New Orleans, LA 7/6-7/10 Sheraton New Orleans
1396
MensAGumbo Heather Miller
2006 Orlando, FL 8/8-8/13 Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
2100+
World Gathering 2006 Elissa Rudolph
2007 Birmingham, AL 7/4-7/8 Sheraton Birmingham
1161 
Old Time AG Steve & LeAnne Porter
2008 Denver, CO 7/2-7/6 Sheraton Denver
1953
Rocky Mountain High-IQ Kim & Tony Jackowski
2009 Pittsburgh, PA 7/1-7/5 Omni William Penn
1813
AM/FM: About Mensans, For Mensans Mary Lee Kemper, Marc Lederman
2010 Dearborn, MI 6/30-7/5 Hyatt Regency Dearborn
1925
A-Groovin' in Motown Maria Sawczuk
2011 Portland, OR 6/30-7/4 Hilton Portland & Executive Tower A Great Journey West Michael Meagher, John Recht
2012 Reno, NV 7/4-8 Silver Legacy Resort & Casino The End of Time AG Ken Wright
2013 Ft. Worth, TX 7/3-7 Worthington Renaissance Culture in Cowtown Karen Brack, Carol Hilson

*AG data for years 1963-91 was taken from A History of Mensa, Published by American Mensa Ltd., 1990
Thanks to all who have helped fill in the blanks, and especially to Tom Herbertson for his research.

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