Mensa, the high IQ society, provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members. There are members in more than 100 countries around the world. Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist, and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other’s company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities. Mensa has three stated purposes: to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity, to encourage research in nature, characteristics, and uses of intelligence, and to promote stimulating intellectual and social opportunities for its members.
To know more about Mensa International please visit www.mensa.org.
Mensa India is the Indian arm of the international high IQ society that is Mensa. It is a national Mensa that reflects the diverse nature of both Mensa and India in its member body. The society has a presence in Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi/NCR. Emerging chapters exist in Nashik and Baroda. Mensa provides intriguing ways to flex your mental muscles. You’ll find intellectual resources in the national MInd magazines, in local email groups, and at local, national and international conventions.
To know more about Mensa India please visit www.mensaindia.org
European Council for High Ability (ECHA)
Throughout Europe there is a growing awareness of the needs of our most able individuals; in recent years increasing interest in this area of child development has generated new forms of practice in education, numerous research programmes and studies, a growth in the number of societies for parents of highly able children and, indeed, a growth in concern for highly able people of all ages. ECHA has been generated by an overwhelming demand for coordination from most European countries, both West and East. The major goal of ECHA is to act as a communications network to promote the exchange of information among people interested in high ability – educators, researchers, psychologists, parents and the highly able themselves. As the ECHA network grows, provision for highly able people improves and these improvements are beneficial to all members of society.
European Talent Support Network (ETSN)
The European Talent Support Network is a continuously transforming and developing system, with the European Talent Centres that are its hubs and the co-called European Talent Points being nodes acting as equal members. It was officially founded on 29 September 2015, in the Brussels European Parliament building, in the presence of senior EU officials and MEPs. Tribal Mensa is a recognized Talent Centre for ETSN.