Program

2015 Mr. Mensa Pageant & Date Auction
by Nguyen 'Win' Pham, Mr. Mensa 2011
An AG favorite, the annual Mr. Mensa Pageant & Date Auction is proportionate parts prowess, parody, and pandering. Join Nguyen 'Win' Pham (Mr. Mensa 2011) in his third appearance as pageant host, and come cheer on your fellow Mensan men as they showcase their talents & physiques to compete for the crown. Bring those dollars and checkbooks for your chance to win a seat on the judging panel as well as a date with one (or more!) of the contestants. Proceeds benefit the Mensa Education & Research Foundation.

3D Printing: Changing Toy Design and Your World
by Mark Trageser
A brief overview of the current state of toy manufacture, the ways in which 3D Printing revolutionizes the factory system, how it has personally changed one inventors business from the ground up, and how everyone in every walk of life can benefit from this technology.

Aloha Hawaii
by Anton Anderssen
After 37 tourist visits to Hawaii, Anton Anderssen has learned how to get the very best value out of a vacation to the Aloha state. Learn about the luaus, shopping hot spots, cultural landmarks and yummy cheap eats.

Around the World of Words
by Theo Czuk
Theo Czuk, novelist, poet and songwriter, explores the craft of writing from the mountaintops of poetry to the lush valleys of the novel and the many inroads that connect the two. Survey the province of the unique tongues spoken by the novel, poetry, and songwriting that makes these disciplines similar, yet unique unto themselves. Theo's novel, Heart-Scarred, was written symbiotically with his music (every chapter title in Theo's novel is a song title from Theo's musical portfolio). Theo augments his presentation with songs from his critically acclaimed CD, Too Many Shadows.

Black Box: The Discovery Game
by Stanley Korn
Black Box is a game devised by the presenter that is designed to simulate the process of scientific discovery. One of the players assumes the role of Nature and devises a process. The other players, acting in the role of scientists, attempt to discover the process by providing Nature with inputs to the process and observing the corresponding outputs produced by Nature. The scientists are awarded points for discovering Nature's process, while Nature receives the most points for devising a process that is challenging but not excessively difficult. A prize will be given to the player with the highest score.

Boggle Tournament
by Charles Godfrey
Boggle is a three-minute word search game where points are gained by finding words that no one else at your table has seen. We will be playing from a five-by-five paper grid with a minimum word length of four letters, using the normal scoring rules. Please arrive at least five minutes early for table assignments.

Book/Author Quiz Tournament
by De Freshwater
How much do you really know about what you read and who has written it? Now's your chance to find out by participating in this individually played written quiz tournament. The answers required will be short -- no essay questions. The use of electronic devices is not permitted during tournament play. Due to space limitations, the tournament will be limited to 115 players. Sign up in the Tournament Room in advance, or show up and claim any available seat remaining.

Bringing your LinkedIn Profile to Life
by Lisa Van Gemert
LinkedIn is the calling card of the professional world, and your profile speaks volumes about you whether you're ready for it or not. Lisa will show you how to take your profile from simply good to all-star in a few easy steps. Even if you are a complete newcomer to LinkedIn, you'll learn everything you need to make a profile that truly stands out. Learn to lead better by leveraging the tools available through LinkedIn.

Carnelli Tournament
by Dan Tobias
Play this title association game invented by Mensans Jan Carnell and Jim Lange. See why this game has been popular at Mensa gatherings for decades! No experience necessary; rules will be taught. The Carnelli Master will start with a title. The pointed-to player must gives a title which connects in some way, such as having a word or author in common, a common actor or producer or other link. Visit the website is.gd/carnelli for more information or just show up.

Chirality: The Handedness of Molecules
by Daniel J. Phillips
Molecules, like people, can have handedness. This can have an important effect on their function. It plays an important role in body metabolism and drug treatments. The wrong orientation may not work or have a detrimental effect. The handedness also gives optical properties. How does this work? What is handedness mean for molecules? The answers to these and some history of the phenomenon will be discussed.

Common Illusions to Common Thinking
by Thomas Daniel Nehrer
We see reality as we were taught: we interpret experience being based on beliefs and definitions mostly absorbed during childhood. Tom will show how common thinking -- based on religion, science and archaic notions (luck, fortune, fate) -- leads to illusory notions that not only don't exist, but couldn't. Time, free will, expertise of earlier teachers, gods, randomness, spirituality, external causality and many other aspects of common and even esoteric thinking will be illustrated from Tom's unique viewpoint -- bolstered by his sense of humor. Find out what is real -- and what only seems to be.

Controlled Remote Viewing: Human Interaction in the Non-Local Environment
by Teresa Frisch
Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV) was developed by the Stanford Research Institute for use by the United States Military Intelligence Unit STAR GATE. CRV, with its blind protocols, structured process, and use of both mind and body, is termed a "mental martial art." With practice the Controlled Remote Viewer develops the ability of their subconscious and conscious minds to learn to work together on a common task. Reporting sensory perceptions about people, events and locations across time and space using CRV is purposeful information gathering. Current professional uses for CRV are research, archeological projects, locating missing persons and business decision-making.

Cyber Threats and Homeland Security
by Leo Doyle
Leo Doyle is Head of the Indianapolis DHS Cyber Defense Force (Division of Homeland Security). Cyber terrorism is a threat to all of us whether we know it or not. It can happen almost anywhere, any time. Leo will present some recently declassified events and talk about the dark underbelly of the Internet where there are no rules, no laws and organized crime and gangs meet to do their business. People don't ordinarily see and can't find this "Deep Web" without special software. He will talk about some of the specialized training that he and his team have been through.

Dark Energy: The Question that Mensans May Answer
by Howard Jeffrey Bender
As everyone interested in science knows, Dark Energy is the biggest problem in astrophysics with various organizations and governments spending billions of dollars attempting to understand it. Physicists say this mysterious anti-gravity force comprises 75% of the universe but they have no idea what causes it or where it comes from. I suggest that the effects interpreted as Dark Energy are really caused by energy absorbed by the light we see through processes in String Theory. The presentation describes this reasoning in a pictorial way. Interested Mensans familiar with String Theory math may co-author a technical paper with me.

Encore Tournament
by De Freshwater
How's your knowledge of song lyrics? A word will be given and teams will be required to sing eight consecutive words of a song containing the given word. The word continues from team to team until someone misses. Played in teams of 5; you can add a kid (12 or under) to your team as a sixth member if you like. The number of teams is limited to 20, so sign up your team in advance. If you don't have a complete team, just put your name down and let others add theirs to your team.

Ethics Isn’t For Wimps -- Finding Our Moral Courage
by Viki Kind, MA
Clinical bioethicist and award winning author, Viki Kind, will share practical ethical strategies to use in your personal and professional life. Attendees will learn four ethical viewpoints and how people decide which one is the right one. By understanding these viewpoints, you will be able to speak the ethical language of the person you are dealing with. Learn principles and strategies for fairness and truth telling situations, and simple tests to determine "What’s the right thing to do?" The goal is to increase your moral courage. (Viki can't make you a good person. Only you can choose to do that.)

Fast & Furious 2105: The Best of Gifted Guru
by Lisa Van Gemert
Tech, skills, research, and more! Free photo editing? Check . Best place to find cool fonts? Got it. How to become a PowerPoint ninja? No problem. Want to spell out your name with satellite images? We can make that happen. There's something for everyone in this session. Join Lisa Van Gemert as she shares her fave resources in a fast-paced program that will leave you itching to try them out!

From Aristotle to AI and Beyond
by Nathan Jaye
As the originator of logic, Aristotle set in motion the gears of modern science, computer programming and artificial intelligence. Few realize, however, that Aristotle actually viewed rational thinking as inferior to another -- more intuitive -- thinking system. We'll look at one of the great mysteries of Western civilization -- the fascinating story of "supermind" (what the Greeks called nous) -- its 2000-year disappearance from history, and why its re-emergence today is personally relevant to us all.

Game Theory in the World of Traffic Control
by Joe H Strauss
A brief look at how PEEK Traffic and The University of Toronto are working together to develop a new type of Adaptive Traffic Control and how Game Theory is being used to make decisions that are more responsive to changing conditions and allowing the software to learn how best to handle traffic problems.

Healing Touch Presentation and Practice
by Helga Stephan
Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. It is great for self-care. There will be a short presentation followed by guided practice. Come join us and learn a new self-care tool.

Herding Cats: Fun and Easy Animal Training Techniques
by Melakeh Brooks McDonald
"How do they get those animals to do that?" Come get your question answered! Find out how professional institutions train some of their most difficult animals. We will cover basic training and why professional trainers use certain methods over others. Join the discussion, ask your own tough training questions and get a chance to get trained yourself. There will not be any live animals at this presentation other than humans, so you might just get to be a guinea pig!

Late Night Comedy Open Mic
by George Haynes
A stand-up comedy and joke-telling open mic. Bring original material to do a short set of stand up comedy, or bring your best parlour jokes (clean or dirty). If you're doing stand up comedy, be sure it's original material. Don't steal material from other comics. Conversely, parlour jokes are meant to be repeated often and with verve. Session not intended for the easily offended. Adults only (18+).

Lederer on Language
by Richard Lederer
Longtime Mensa Bulletin language columnist Richard Lederer will take you on a joy ride through our glorious, notorious, uproarious, outrageous, courageous, contagious, stupendous, tremendous, end-over-endous English language. Dr. Lederer has been described as "learning dressed up to have fun," so come prepared for entertainment and edification.

Lost in Family Finder?
by Nan Harvey
The price of autosomal DNA testing has dropped significantly. For under $100 you can take Family Tree DNA's Family Finder test, 23andme, or the Ancestry test. If you have taken one of those tests and are thinking "now what?" attend this session to discuss some of the strategies and tools available to make some sense out of your results. Genealogists, adoptees and those curious about their ethnic origins will find some value in the presentation.

Mackinac Island, The "Motorless" City
by Meagan W
Come learn more about Mackinac Island, a unique island located in Michigan, where no cars are allowed! 12 year old Mensan, Meagan, has spent a good portion of every summer on Mackinac Island since she was a baby, and has a unique perspective on what makes Mackinac a fun place to visit. Learn travel tips, and lesser known facts about Mackinac as well. Sample fudge, gather brochures, and ask questions at the end of the presentation.

Magic: The Gathering Sealed Tournament
by Debbie Freeland
Experienced MTG players only. FREE ENTRY. Sealed format. Each player provided with 6 packs from latest core sets/expansions; players will construct 40-card decks for a double-elimination tournament supervised by an L2 judge, run at Regular REL. Will run longer than most AG tournaments, so be prepared to stay late. Knowledge of Regular REL and fundamental knowledge of gameplay necessary for participation. Basically, if any of the preceding doesn't make sense to you, this is not the tournament for you! Limited to 16 players total. Players who participate fully may keep their opened cards, regardless of rarity or shininess. Spectators welcome.

Mensa Governance Discussion
by Jared Levine
Meet in advance of the annual business meeting (ABM) to discuss any amendments that are being brought before the membership for approval to be placed on the next referendum ballot, or ones being sent around via petition. If there are no such amendments, then the discussion will focus on various items on the agenda for the upcoming American Mensa Committee (AMC) meeting. Anyone interested in the governance of American Mensa Ltd. (AML) is encouraged to attend and contribute.

Mensan Creativity Applied to Healthcare Solutions
by Ralph F. Weber
Healthcare is a mess. Compliance costs are rising. Penalties, taxes and fees are increasing. What is the solution? It is consumerism beyond health savings accounts! Mensan creativity has a place in healthcare reform. Join this presentation to see how costs can be driven down 40% to 60%. There are many critical elements in plan design which drive costs. Ultimately, the patient is armed with tools, transparency, and incentives to empower them to control costs. Even within the new ACA rules, amazing results can be achieved.

Modern Mind Control: A Look at Contemporary Cults
by Heather G. Hunnicutt
Why do suicide bombers detonate? Why do teenagers leave home to join terrorist cells of a religious group with which they have no affiliation? This talk will explore the nature of mind control as it relates to the new frontier of cult membership, as well as the tactics used by cults and other new religious movements to recruit and retain members. The influence of cults on vulnerable populations will be highlighted, along with informal assessment methods that gauge cult affiliation. In addition, it will address strategies for combating mind control of all types, religious or otherwise.

Navigating the Adoption Maze
by Chris Katzer
Adopting a child is a wonderful, life-changing event, but the process can be byzantine. Many books on adoption are anecdotal in nature and don't provide a useful overview of the options parents face or the myriad steps involved once starting the process. This talk will be an objective and honest discussion of these and other considerations.

Near Death Experiences 101
by Dan Punzak
General introduction to the topic of near death experiences (NDEs) including analogies from physics on how the mind can function when the brain is not functioning. How NDErs lives were changed as well as related topics such as End of Life Experiences (ELEs).

Number Two with a Bullet: A New Chinese Bullet Train
by Dr. Jack B. ReVelle
At least 20 countries on multiple continents have developed bullet train networks thus leading the world-wide movement in this important and emerging transportation arena. In 2009, Dr. ReVelle visited the People's Republic of China (PRC) to provide orientation on QFD (Quality Function Deployment) to representatives from their federal government, academia, and manufacturing companies. This led to a second invitation in 2011 to provide QFD instruction, guidance and assistance with emphasis on safety and quality to a QFD project team within the Tangshan Railway Vehicle Company (TC). This presentation provides an overview of Dr. ReVelle's time with TC's QFD project team.

Quiddler Tournament
by Debbie Freeland
Quiddler is a card word game with naturally fast, smooth gameplay. Players must combine their entire hand into words, trying to use letters with the highest point values. You do this first with three cards (Round 1), then with four, on up to ten cards (Round 8). A bonus is given for both the longest word and the most words made by a player in each round. The key is knowing the "short words" - it's not always a matter of going out first or with the longest word - and you'll develop a strategy all your own. Novices welcome!

Re-Forming the Body
by Shana Lincoln
In today's world we exercise, diet, and have surgery to reshape our bodies to conform to the current standards of beauty. We think of this as a new concept, but it's actually almost as ancient as clothing itself. This program with give a basic history of the history of garments and techniques used by women and men throughout history to re-form their bodies according to the fashion of the time.

Revolutionizing Healthcare: Together+Clinic
by Rick Thompson M.D.
The continuum of care in medicine has always been fragmented. Patients with chronic diseases see a doctor or are admitted to the hospital and wait weeks or months before they are touched again by the health system or see the doctor again. In order to fix the system the "cure" needs to be universal, simple and free. Together+Clinic is trying to utilize those principles to guide the future of the doctor/patient relationship.

Round, Black, and Cheap: What You Should Know About Tires - But Probably Don't
by Jim McIntyre
Most people know little or nothing about the tires on their cars, but there are some things that can make you a safer driver and a better purchaser. Unfortunately, this information is not widely known and some of it is counter-intuitive. My goal is to educate intelligent drivers in an accessible and engaging way.

Set Tournament
by Charles Godfrey
Set is the card game of visual attributes. Discover three cards that form a set from the 12 laid out on the table. Age is no advantage; the game requires no specific language skills. Please arrive at least five minutes early for table assignments. No experience necessary.

Sex Offender Buffer Zones: Are they really protecting the children?
by Henri Buccine Schraeder
Residency restrictions, also known as Jessica's Law, prohibit registered sex offenders from living within a buffer zone of places where children congregate. This presentation will endeavor to identify whether residency restrictions are an effective means to protect children from previously convicted sex offenders. Additionally, two cities will be evaluated to ascertain the environmental risk factors related to where sex offenders choose to live, and whether residency restriction laws bear influence on this choice. Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM) will be utilized to analyze these environmental factors and determine their risk value, giving an output map of the locations studied.

Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament
by Stephen J. Burnham
This tournament is Texas Hold'em. It's just like what you see on TV in the final event of the World Series of Poker, except that you will deal for yourselves, and our grand prize is much smaller. Come win the admiration of your Mensa peers by beating them in a poker tournament!

The Drive of Probability
by Lou Antonelli
The role of science, technology and prediction in literary science fiction.

The Great War in the Ardennes: A Woman's Journal
by Karen Bruner Upright
In the early days of World War I, the German army occupied the valley of the Meuse in the Ardennes. Marie-Madeleine Chaineaux, a woman from a small town of the Meuse Valley, kept detailed journals of the French civilian experience of occupation, beginning in 1915. Independent researcher Karen Upright explores the daily life of an ordinary woman during the Great War: her extraordinary empathy for those around her, her struggles to feed herself and her extended family, and her difficulties in navigating a complex web of requisitions, restrictions and deprivation.

The Mensa Murder Mystery Game, #5 (Conclusion)
by Ed You , Viki Kind
In the Mensa Murder Mystery Game you are a sleuth and potential victim. Be the first to report the murderer's identity or motive to win bragging rights, using dastardly scenarios and diabolical overlooked clues carried on the victims. Join the game at any time by picking up a rules flyer and a participation sticker from: (1) Wednesday’s 4:30 PM orientation in the Tournament Room, (2) the daily 12:00 noon pre-lunch debriefings in the Tournament Room, or (3) "Inspector You" or "Detective Kind," any time during the AG. Ends Saturday at 8:30 PM.

The Mensa Murder Mystery Game, #5 (Fri)
by Ed You , Viki Kind
In the Mensa Murder Mystery Game you are a sleuth and potential victim. Be the first to report the murderer's identity or motive to win bragging rights, using dastardly scenarios and diabolical overlooked clues carried on the victims. Join the game at any time by picking up a rules flyer and a participation sticker from: (1) Wednesday’s 4:30 PM orientation in the Tournament Room, (2) the daily 12:00 noon pre-lunch debriefings in the Tournament Room, or (3) "Inspector You" or "Detective Kind," any time during the AG. Ends Saturday at 8:30 PM.

The Mensa Murder Mystery Game, #5 (Sat)
by Ed You , Viki Kind
In the Mensa Murder Mystery Game you are a sleuth and potential victim. Be the first to report the murderer's identity or motive to win bragging rights, using dastardly scenarios and diabolical overlooked clues carried on the victims. Join the game at any time by picking up a rules flyer and a participation sticker from: (1) Wednesday’s 4:30 PM orientation in the Tournament Room, (2) the daily 12:00 noon pre-lunch debriefings in the Tournament Room, or (3) "Inspector You" or "Detective Kind," any time during the AG. Ends Saturday at 8:30 PM.

The Mensa Murder Mystery Game, #5 (Thu)
by Ed You , Viki Kind
In the Mensa Murder Mystery Game you are a sleuth and potential victim. Be the first to report the murderer's identity or motive to win bragging rights, using dastardly scenarios and diabolical overlooked clues carried on the victims. Join the game at any time by picking up a rules flyer and a participation sticker from: (1) Wednesday’s 4:30 PM orientation in the Tournament Room, (2) the daily 12:00 noon pre-lunch debriefings in the Tournament Room, or (3) "Inspector You" or "Detective Kind," any time during the AG. Ends Saturday at 8:30 PM.

The Mensa Murder Mystery Game, #5 (Wed)
by Ed You , Viki Kind
In the Mensa Murder Mystery Game you are a sleuth and potential victim. Be the first to report the murderer's identity or motive to win bragging rights, using dastardly scenarios and diabolical overlooked clues carried on the victims. Join the game at any time by picking up a rules flyer and a participation sticker from: (1) Wednesday’s 4:30 PM orientation in the Tournament Room, (2) the daily 12:00 noon pre-lunch debriefings in the Tournament Room, or (3) "Inspector You" or "Detective Kind," any time during the AG. Ends Saturday at 8:30 PM.

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
by B.J. Spamer
The sheer volume of missing and unidentified persons in the United States has been deemed our nation's "silent mass disaster". The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (www.NamUs.gov) provides free resources to criminal justice agencies and family members of missing persons across the country. This presentation will explain some of the challenges to resolving missing and unidentified person cases, and how NamUs resources can be utilized to resolve these challenging cases.

The Next Wave of Mobile Innovation
by Haden Keith Kirkpatrick
Believe it or not, the mobile teleco industry is just at the beginning of its evolution. Over the coming decade, the ecosystem surrounding connected devices, machine connections, and big data will create a completely new economy focused on delivering instantaneous consumer value right to the palm of a user's hand. The product, services, and intelligence surrounding this emerging economy will change the way we consume goods and services; the complexity of this new industry will create numerous challenges for technology providers. I will review this changing market and show the path forward to the Mensans in the audience.

The String Theory of History
by Kenneth Sewell
History is more than the study of dates, locations and events. Just as String Theory is believed to be a key element in linking gravitational and electromagnetic forces with the strong and weak nuclear forces, ultimately leading to the discovery of the grand unification theory, the String Theory of History allows us to see strings or links, between past historical events, events previously believed to be unrelated. This brings up the question, “Can a series of future events be predicted by looking at the strings that connected similar events of the past?” Several examples will be presented to support this idea.

The Werewolves of the Louisville AG (Fri)
by Ed You and others
By night, werewolves kill off villagers. By day, enraged villagers kill off suspected werewolves. (But sometimes they mistakenly kill off "innocent villagers--oops.") Werewolf requires observation, deduction, and a lot of bold-faced lying. Who will prevail: the werewolves or the villagers? One fun-filled game takes 20-30 minutes, and then repeats. Newbies are always welcomed. (Werewolf is similar to, but better than, "Mafia.") The village includes: 2-4 Werewolves, ordinary villagers, and an assortment of special villagers with special abilities.

The Werewolves of the Louisville AG (Sat)
by Ed You and others
By night, werewolves kill off villagers. By day, enraged villagers kill off suspected werewolves. (But sometimes they mistakenly kill off "innocent villagers--oops.") Werewolf requires observation, deduction, and a lot of bold-faced lying. Who will prevail: the werewolves or the villagers? One fun-filled game takes 20-30 minutes, and then repeats. Newbies are always welcomed. (Werewolf is similar to, but better than, "Mafia.") The village includes: 2-4 Werewolves, ordinary villagers, and an assortment of special villagers with special abilities.

The Werewolves of the Louisville AG (Thu)
by Ed You and others
By night, werewolves kill off villagers. By day, enraged villagers kill off suspected werewolves. (But sometimes they mistakenly kill off "innocent villagers--oops.") Werewolf requires observation, deduction, and a lot of bold-faced lying. Who will prevail: the werewolves or the villagers? One fun-filled game takes 20-30 minutes, and then repeats. Newbies are always welcomed. (Werewolf is similar to, but better than, "Mafia.") The village includes: 2-4 Werewolves, ordinary villagers, and an assortment of special villagers with special abilities.

The Werewolves of the Louisville AG (Wed)
by Ed You and others
By night, werewolves kill off villagers. By day, enraged villagers kill off suspected werewolves. (But sometimes they mistakenly kill off "innocent villagers--oops.") Werewolf requires observation, deduction, and a lot of bold-faced lying. Who will prevail: the werewolves or the villagers? One fun-filled game takes 20-30 minutes, and then repeats. Newbies are always welcomed. (Werewolf is similar to, but better than, "Mafia.") The village includes: 2-4 Werewolves, ordinary villagers, and an assortment of special villagers with special abilities.

This Ain't Your Parents' Retirement
by Elna R. Tymes
The concept of retirement has changed for today's seniors (and almost seniors) since the 2008 Recession and is continuing to change under our feet. Find out how "retirement" has changed and what's likely to happen in the next decade.

Throwing Stones: Living in a Reality TV Glass House
by Stephanie Thornton
Have you ever thought about living in a house for a few months while competing with a bunch of people to win a popularity contest with America for the chance at $250,000? While being filmed by 50+ cameras and being broadcast to millions of people? From the casting process to prize money, I'm here to tell you about the good, the bad and the downright wackadoodle of my crazy summer competing on ABC's The Glass House.

Timey Wimey Stuff: Time Travel Movies
by Fraser Sherman
Think time-travel is just about time machines? Guess again. In time-travel movies, people often slip through time with little more than a wish or a prayer. Time-travel poses unique problems for writers and the movies tackle them differently from SF novels. This presentation looks at the problems, the cliches, the themes (can you put right what once went wrong?) classic time-travel films and the, shall we say not so classic.

True Greed Tournament
by Barry Austern
True Greed is a fast-paced dice game invented by Queen Mary Lee, well-known within Mensa. No experience necessary; play is by individuals rather than teams. One of the rules is that -- at least for the first game -- experienced players will have to coach the "virgins."

Understanding and Conquering Cognitive Weariness
by Lisa Van Gemert
Most high cognitive ability people encounter the brick wall of boredom, and conquering boredom with research-based understanding and strategies is a key technique everyone needs to have. Ironically, boredom is truly fascinating! This session will share quality, intriguing research regarding who gets bored, what boredom truly is, and why some people get bored while others performing the same task don't. You'll leave able to administer the Boredom Proneness Scale, and you'll also understand the physical and psychological symptoms and effects of long-term boredom. This session will explore how to help anyone who finds that boredom lessens their enjoyment of life.

Vocabulary Quiz Tournament
by De Freshwater
Word lovers - test your knowledge of words. Organize your team of up to five players - and you can add a kid (12 or under) as a sixth member if you like. The number of teams is limited to 20, so sign your team up in advance. If you don’t have a complete team, just put your name down and let others add theirs to your team.