San Francisco Regional Mensa (SFRM) will hold its Regional Gathering at
the Hilton Pleasanton at The Club.
This is the weekend before Thanksgiving,
November 16-18, 2012.
The hotel is at the intersection of Interstate highways 680 and 580,
with easy access from the entire San Francisco Bay Area of California.
To volunteer for the event,
the 2012 RG chair.
Hilton Pleasanton at The Club
7050 Johnson Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588-3396
925 463 8000 (on-site number)
800 445 8667 Reservations (mention San Francisco Regional Mensa)
Call the Hilton reservations number above and mention San Francisco Regional Mensa.
The $84/night rate for a standard 1 king bed or two double bed room is available
for up to three days prior to and three days after the RG.
NOTE: The hotel has extended the deadline for the RG rate to November 5.
Our ride-sharing and room-sharing coordinator
Send him your carpooling and room-sharing details.
The hotel is about a mile from the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station.
Call the hotel on-site number (925 463-8000) to be picked up for free by the hotel van.
The WEST Dublin/Pleasanton station is slightly closer,
but much harder to reach from the hotel.
The hotel will pick you up ONLY from the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station.
Online registration and
Mail registration are closed.
Use the printable registration form,
fill it out,
and bring it with you to on-site registration with cash or check.
The registrar is .
All registrations include lunch Saturday.
$ 85 full 3-day registration (through October 15)
$100 full 3-day registration (thereafter, and at the door)
$ 53 optional Monterey Buffet dinner Saturday (tax&tip included)
$ 26 optional buffet brunch Sunday (tax&tip included)
Saturday Banquet Keynote -- Dr. David Morrison, NASA Ames
Will Christmas Come This Year?
Dr. Morrison will discuss the predictions that the world will
soon come to a cataclysmic end. A recent poll says that
one in ten Americans believe they will not live past Dec. 21.
Sunday Brunch Keynote -- Dr. Tanya Luhrmann, Stanford University
Learning to Hear God Speak, Sometimes Audibly.
Evangelicals claim that God speaks to them. Dr. Luhrmann will
talk about how for some people this is an expression of their
reality, rather than simply a metaphor for piety.
See our program.
We are hosting
a uniquely Mensa wine event on
A free guided tour
of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Discovery Center is
scheduled for Saturday at 10am.
Participants will meet at 9:30 to form carpools.
The tour will last 45 minutes to an
hour, and there is a free gift provided.
Space is limited to 20 and sign ups are on a first
come basis, so reserve your place now