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

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

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.

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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Enter for the SXSW Gaming Awards

The SXSW Gaming Awards highlight the best that the gaming industry has to offer across 25 unique categories that cover AAA to indie game development, tabletop gaming, VR and AR, esports, mobile gaming and more. Apply from Monday, June 25 – Friday, December 7.

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