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The program for the Mensa Foundation's 2015 Colloquium — Brain Health: Research, Challenges and Breakthroughs — will fully examine emerging brain discoveries and scientific insights as well as ways to build and regain cognitive function.

The Foundation

As the philanthropic arm of Mensa, the Mensa Foundation is dedicated to nurturing and protecting human intelligence and offers many programs that open doors for students, educators, researchers and Mensa members.


It's our most vital organ and thus deserves our full attention. The Mensa Foundation's 2015 Colloquium — Brain Health: Research, Challenges and Breakthroughs — concentrates on that mysterious gray matter that houses our intelligence and our amazing human potential.

Join us June 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Louisville, Ky., for a stimulating and insightful day of learning about the state of the 21st century brain.

Colloquium annually provides Mensans and the public alike with the opportunity to gather with industry experts, noted authors and scientists to take an intense look at socially relevant topics. Past colloquia have examined the arts, gifted children, biosafety, humor, video gaming, climate change and forensics.

Hear from past attendees...

There was a huge "argument" among about 10 attendees after the conference was over. We were in the hall. That conversation was fascinating!