Annual Gathering
of Mensa Canada 2023

July 14-16, 2023, Alt Montreal Hotel, Montreal

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After 3 years of virtual meeting, Mensa Montreal invites you for a face-to-face gathering at the Alt Hotel with its magnificent views of Montreal, located just steps away from Old Montreal.

There will be conferences, workshops, games, get-togethers, and much more to allow us to reconnect with each other. Connection will be the theme of this meeting.


Hôtel Alt Montréal
120 Rue Peel, Montreal, QC H3C 0L8


Friday to Sunday
July 14-16, 2023


Marine Miglianico

Marine Miglianico, founder of theClinique de Psychologie Positive de Montréal

Conference: Développement du bien-être et de la performance

Marine Miglianico is a clinical psychologist and member of the Regroupement Québécois de Psychologie Positive (RQPP) whose mission is the development of positive psychology in Quebec.

She is currently doing a PhD in positive psychology (PhD research) co-directed in France and in Quebec. Her thesis focuses on the use of strengths and appreciative inquiry in organizational settings. Marine works at the individual, group and organizational levels.

After teaching at the Cégep and working for the McGill University Clinic, Marine now gives training in positive psychology and public speaking and has coached speakers at TEDxHECMontreal. She teaches at the HEC Montreal Executive School and speaks at the University of Montreal.

From Madness to Genius | TEDxHECMontréal:

Yvon Brousseau

Yvon Brousseau, PDG de la firme AKKA Technologies inc.

Conference: La zone de l'Impensée, source idéelle des concepts de rupture

Yvon Brousseau is a scientist who has served as President/Founder/Creator of the patented mathematical algorithms of the Quantisweb, Initiator/Cofounder of the COOP Carbone, first President and CEO of the Centre of Excellence in Energy Efficiency (C3E) and Initiator/Cofounder of the Complexe Europe Québec Numérico Industriel pour la Compétitivité Stratégique (CEQNICS), a European consortium (G.E.I.E).

Today, he is President of AKKA Technologies Inc, a company that shares, in partnership with experienced international people, the reconciliation of best practices to develop a systemic business vision of the Quantum/Artificial Intelligence/Spintronics/Photonics sectors and dedicates his energy, skills and focus to contribute to the next giant leap in harnessing human knowledge to effectively tackle the environmental and social challenges we face.

Symphonic poetry of the Unthinking of the Intelligible:

Pierre Gravel

Pierre Gravel, Scientifique de données, Institut intelligence et données (IID, U. Laval)

Conference: L'impact de l'intelligence artificielle sur la société

With a bachelor's degree in engineering physics (U. Laval), Pierre Gravel worked in dynamic simulation at CAE in Montreal before finally returning to school to study physics (M.Sc., U. of Montreal) and astrophysics (Phd, U. Toronto).

His passion for imaging and data analysis led him to The MathWorks, near Boston, to develop image analysis methods for Matlab and it was the love of French and homesickness that made him return to R&D and teaching in biomedical engineering and medical physics. He worked in various laboratories in Montreal (LIO and LCTI at Notre-Dame Hospital) and in Quebec City (CERVO center), in addition to teaching physics at CEGEP. During this period, he completed two postdoctoral internships, one at L'ÉTS and the other at ENVA, in Paris.

He also worked as a lecturer and CNRS guest researcher (Institut de Biomécanique Humaine Georges Charpak at Arts et Métiers ParisTech) to teach image and data analysis and medical imaging. Before coming to IID, his most recent job was in industry where he worked in machine learning and deep learning (Genetec Inc., Montreal).

More speakers will follow!


Annual Gathering Meeting

Sunday 9:00 am to 10:30 am - Open to all Mensa Canada members

Conferences (EN and FR)

Saturday 9am to 12:30pm - 1:30pm to 5pm
Sunday 10:30am to 12:30pm - 1:30pm to 4pm

Games Room

Friday 6pm to 11pm
Saturday 9am to 11pm
Sunday 9am to 4pm


Opening - Friday 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Networking - Friday 7:30 pm to 11 pm
Gala - Saturday 7pm to 11pm


Hôtel Alt Montréal, Montreal

Located at the corner of Peel and Wellington Streets in the heart of Griffintown, Alt Hotel Montreal is a pleasant stroll away from downtown Montreal, the Lachine Canal, and Old Montreal.


Logo Alt Hotel

Hôtel Alt Montreal

A 5-minute walk from the Lachine Canal, this sleek hotel is 1.2 km from Centre Bell, home of Montreal's NHL team, and 1.9 km from the historic Vieux-Port de Montreal.

The streamlined rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffeemakers, as well as work areas with ergonomic chairs and rainfall showerheads.

The hotel offers a business centre, an exercise room, a lobby bar, and a cafe with a selection of snacks. There's also an outdoor patio on the 7th floor, and meeting space is available.


  • No. Non-members are welcome, but must be invited by a Mensa member. When purchasing a "Guest" ticket, you will be asked for the information of the Mensa member who has invited you (name, country and membership number).

    However, only members of Mensa Canada will have access to the General Assembly on Sunday morning.

  • Mensa members from any country have access to the "Member" rate for the annual gathering.

  • No. Tickets for the Saturday night gala (including dinner) are not yet available and will be sold separately. Information on this will be sent to you by email.

  • No, but you can book at the special price for the event here.

  • Yes. The Alt Hotel is able to accommodate various dietary restrictions. Please email us at to allow us to consider your specific situation.

We look forward to seeing you and to assure everyone has a good time: any harassment, bullying, hate speech, abuse, threats, discrimination, or inappropriate conduct of any kind will not be tolerated.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

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Adult Member Ticket

  • Early Bird !!! (until May 31)
  • Member aged 18 and over
  • Member of Mensa Canada or other

Adult Guest Ticket

  • Early Bird !!! (until May 31)
  • Guest aged 18 and over
  • Invited by a member of Mensa Canada or other

Teenager Member Ticket

  • Member aged 12 to 17
  • Member of Mensa Canada or other

Teenager Guest Ticket

  • Guest aged 12 to 17
  • Invited by a member of Mensa Canada or other

Youth Ticket

  • Member or Guest
  • Child 11 and under

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