Welcome to Pandemic!!!

We’re looking forward to Pandemic RG – Metropolitan Washington Mensa, our regional gathering!  We’re holding it at the Hilton Dulles from August 10th through 12th, and rooms are available for booking if you’d like to stay the night (we recommend it!).  Our theme this year is ANGRY PLANET!…. we have themed programming all around the destruction of the Earth (and how to save it!).

We have some fantastic speakers from the Washington DC region, as well as Mensa speakers with broad expertise (even a magician!).  Featuring specifically:

  • Janet Larsen, One Planet Strategies (our keynote)
  • Dr. Pierre Comizzoli, Center for Species Survival, Smithsonian
  • Dr. Mansur Hasib, Program Chair, Cybersecurity Technology


Please see the hyperlinks for our final schedule and registration details are listed.

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 225+) 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 and Firehouse) so that you can meet new friends and old friends!
  • Hospitality with great snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner options
  • Chocolate orgy (Mmm… chocolate!)
  • Ron’s Bar (Ron Norris is bartending!)
  • Wine and Scotch tastings by our resident (and non-resident) experts
  • New this year… PHOTO BOOTH!