CoM Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is Celebration of Mind?
How is Celebration of Mind related to Martin Gardner?
Celebration of Mind events were created for people to gather, enjoy and share in all of Martin’s many interests. Martin pioneered the field of recreational mathematics with his Scientific American column Mathematical Games and introduced the world to how much fun math can be with puzzles, brainteasers and amazing physical objects such as the Soma cube, fractals, and flexagons. He garnered a following and continued to turn audiences on to magic and illusion, skepticism, science, literature, and the intersections of these subjects. After his passing in 2010, his friends and readers began the tradition of hosting annual events on or around his October 21st birthday. Since then there have been hundreds of Celebrations from Helsinki to Antarctica, Bombay to Silicon Valley.
Yes, anyone who has an interest in puzzles, math and magic is encouraged to join a Celebration of Mind event or host one of their own. Some events are private but many are open to the public. When you visit our Events Calendar, you will be able to view all of the upcoming events and register if they are open to the public.
How can I find upcoming events?
How do I sign up for an event?
Yes, anyone can host a Celebration of Mind event. No experience is necessary and events can be as small and casual as a group of close friends or the kids in your child’s classroom – or as large as a filled auditorium. It’s a great reason to encourage learning and discovery.
How do I become an Event Host?
Visit our Host a CoM Event page and we will take you through all of the simple steps required to host an event.
How do I create an event that is private?
On the event registration form you will find an option to select public or private for your event type. For private events, you can list just the city and state for the event location rather than the exact event address.