Welcome to Pandemic!

We’re looking forward to Pandemic RG – Metropolitan Washington Mensa, our regional gathering!  We’re holding it at the Sheraton Reston from July 2nd through July 4th, and rooms are available for booking if you’d like to stay the night (we recommend it… check the hotel link in the menu).  Our theme this year is FREEDOM!…. we have themed programming celebrating all things ‘MERICA. And yes, we’re totally renting a pirate ship for a fireworks cruise!!!

We have some fantastic speakers from the Washington DC region, as well as Mensan speakers with broad expertise.

Haven’t been to an RG before? A Regional Gathering (RG) is a weekend-long event (usually Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon) held by one or more local groups of Mensa where a large group (Pandemic often gets 300+) of Mensans and their guests descend for a great time. Throughout the weekend, there are talks and presentations given on all manner of topics (from trivial to political, spiritual to current events, and everything in between), tournaments conducted (sudoku, spelling, and lots more), loads of games available for playing in our well-stocked games room, and a 24/7 Hospitality Suite.

Our RG features:

  • Phenomenal themed programming featuring premier speakers from the area
  • A full-time games room with a complete collection (including MindGames winners)
  • Meet and greets (Gen X/Y, M-Available, Hells-M and Hoser SIG) so that you can meet new friends and old friends!
  • Hospitality with great snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner options
  • Chocolate orgy (Mmm… chocolate!)
  • A sexy bartender
  • Wine and scotch tastings by our resident (and non-resident) experts