Due to circumstances beyond our control (quite literally, an actual pandemic), we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 RG. We know that this is a disappointment for you, as it is for the entire RG committee. With the uncertainty surrounding gatherings of our size being allowable in Northern Virginia in August, the committee felt that hosting the RG would entail too much risk to the membership. Our goal is to keep everyone safe, and we look forward to when we can gather safely.
For ease of administration, we are automatically rolling 2020 registration fees (including the keynote dinner, beer and wine tastings) to the 2021 Regional Gathering, scheduled for July 2-4, 2021. We hope to see you next year – how better to celebrate America and the Fourth of July than with 300+ of your closest Mensa friends in the Nation’s Capital? With the World Gathering happening in the US in August 2021, American Mensa will be forgoing the usual AG in July…. so we expect Pandemic to be a HUGE party. We’ll have extended hours and an extended room block on Sunday to allow for evening festivities (for those interested) in the city.
If you are not able to attend the 2021 Regional Gathering, you will receive a full refund of your registration fees. We understand that there are economic considerations as well that may require a full reimbursement now, and we are happy to accommodate. Our awesome registrar Melissa Hershcopf will be in touch today with more details for those who prefer a full refund.
The Committee will proactively handle cancellation of all rooms in the Sheraton’s hotel block. If you made your own reservation outside of the block, you will need to cancel that on your own.
Thank you so much for your support and we hope to see you soon.