National Yearly Events

National events that will be held in Switzerland once a year like AG, Active members' weekend, Intelligence day, SOLA-Stafette, etc.


Mensa Photocup

The art of photography is an area where Mensans from over 50 countries with different languages, customs and traditions can converge with a single, visual language! Use your creativity, skills, and technical expertise to produce your entry in the Mensa PhotoCup!
Every year Mensa holds a National PhotoCup competition in each country. The top three winners participate in the International PhotoCup. The final selection is made by an external board of judges comprised of experts in the field.

Active Members' Weekend

Each year in spring, Mensa Switzerland organizes an Active Members' Weekend (AMW). It is generally located at some beautiful place, it's free and open to all members. Those who already have a function in Mensa Switzerland are especially encouraged to attend it and shape Mensa's future, but it is also a perfect opportunity for those who want to learn what Mensa Switzerland is doing and then become an active member after the weekend.

List of Active Members' Weekends

2012 Charmey
2013 Richterswil
2014 Prêles
2015 -
2016 Bern 
2017 -
2018 still open - any idea welcome


The Annual Gathering

The Annual Gathering is one of the oldest traditions of Mensa, dating back to 1948 in England.

Tag der Intelligenz

Jedes Jahr am 1. Oktober feiert Mensa den sogenannten "Tag der Intelligenz" (TdI). An diesem Tag finden weltweit öffentliche Veranstaltungen statt, an denen sich Nicht-Mitglieder über unseren Verein informieren können. Zusätzlich wird ein Unterhaltungsprogramm geboten, dass aus interessanten Vorträgen, Podiumsdiskussionen oder Quizshows bestehen kann. In den Wochen nach dem TdI finden vermehrt Intelligenztests statt, um die erhöhte Nachfrage zu bewältigen.

Geschichte des "Tags der Intelligenz"