Brilliance by the Bay

Join San Francisco Regional Mensa for Brilliance by the Bay!

This November 18-20, 2016 (the weekend before Thanksgiving), we’ll be bringing you 3 days of programs, games, tournaments, crafts and hospitality at the Santa Clara Hilton which is in the heart of Silicon Valley.  We hope to make good use of our location near the Computer History Museum, many tech companies, and more.

Your registration
includes our Friday welcoming wine reception and a delicious Saturday luncheon. We’re looking forward to a great party this fall. Hope you will join us!


Sign up now to volunteer!

Volunteers are the lifeblood of these amazing events, and we’re looking to fill a number of spots in our beautiful Hospitality Suite, guiding our fascinating Speakers, and at our vibrant Registration Desk over the course of the weekend.

Just like last year, all of the RG’s volunteer needs are listed by day and time at the convenient online portal online:

Simply enter your email address (which will not be shared with another party) on the first screen to view all available volunteer spots. You can even see who else signed up for the same shift! Then, select the orange “Sign Up” button for as many shifts as you wish (just 1 is fine too!); add an optional comment; and scroll to the bottom of the page to click the green “Save” button.

So that you can avoid missing the wonderful programs that you’d like to attend, check out the just-launched Program listing before signing up for your volunteer shifts:

Please reach out to Jordan Weiss, VolunteerCoordinator, at in case you have any questions or run into any difficulty. Jordan can also register you manually for your chosen time slot(s) if you have any issues with the system.

Thank you again for volunteering to help make this SFRM’s best RG ever.

RG Hotel Sold Out! Overflow Rooms available through 11/7 at 5 pm.

Have your hotel room yet? Our room block at the Hilton for the upcoming RG is COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!! If you don’t yet have a hotel reservation we have a few rooms available at an overflow hotel, rate guaranteed through 5 PM, Monday, 11/7.

Through 5 pm Monday the 7th rooms can be booked here:…

Aloft Santa Clara, 510 America Center Court, San Jose, CA 95002.

We have a block of ten rooms for Friday and Saturday, king or double, for $99/night plus tax. Aloft has a shuttle which can take people to/from the Hilton. The rooms will be held until 5:00pm November 7. After that date, room rates will likely be (much, much) higher due to the NFL game on Sunday.

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