Gaming Mentor Sessions

Mentor sessions offer succinct one-on-one interactions with professionals from all backgrounds. These quick 15-minute blocks of time offer a great networking opportunity for attendees to directly connect with experts for both professional advice and general feedback across a variety of subject matters.

Mentors: Narrative Filmmaking - Joe Swanberg. Photo by Nicole Burton

Mentors: Narrative Filmmaking - Joe Swanberg. Photo by Nicole Burton

What are the benefits of being a Mentor?


Being a Mentor qualifies you as an official SXSW Gaming speaker. Not only do you get the benefit of being directly involved in the programming of SXSW; you will also be able to make a profound impact on aspiring professionals who are serious about taking the next step in their careers.

Mentors will meet with five mentees for up to 15 minutes. Questions from mentees range from feedback about a specific project or getting more in-depth industry insight that pertains to their career trajectory.

If you are interested, please keep in mind that: To keep the program valuable and fresh for our attendees every year, all mentors are reviewed and selected based on their career accomplishments and areas of expertise.

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Other Ways to Participate

Exhibit at SXSW Gaming

Interested in showing off your latest product, project or game in an exciting and energetic atmosphere? With an attendance expanding beyond 55,000 attendees in 2018, the SXSW Gaming Expo is the perfect place to do so! Learn more about exhibiting at the SXSW Gaming Expo in 2019 today!

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Buy A Gaming Wristband

Gaming Wristbands available in limited supplies, starting at $20 each. Get complete access to a legendary festival experience across the Gaming Expo, Gaming Awards, and Gaming Program at the SXSW Gaming Festival 2019.


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