The International High IQ Society was formed in 2000 as an independent membership organization comprised of individuals who have demonstrated an intelligence quotient in the top five percent of the population.
We were founded in the spirit of the urban academies and intellectual salons that first sprang up during the European Enlightenment. These communities of amateur scholars were devoted to the casual pursuit of the arts and sciences. After flourishing throughout Europe and North America many of these communities were displaced by modern research universities and influential government and private sector research foundations. Much was gained from this transformation, but something was lost as well.
The International High IQ Society represents a contemporary movement to recreate the intellectual salons of old and nurture today's amateur scholars with stimulating discussions on a variety of intellectual topics. We provide our members with a platform to present their ideas, discuss them in a friendly environment, and enjoy learning again. We hope you will join us!