By Pam Renteria




Benefits of Attending Mentor Sessions at SXSW Gaming 2019

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

SXSW Gaming strives each year to offer unique opportunities that help attendees feel connected with all aspects of the gaming community. A very popular track at SXSW is the Mentor Sessions where attendees can sit one-on-one with experienced professionals in the industry. Whether you’re aspiring to enter the gaming industry or are looking to develop your existing career, these sessions offer one-on-one dialogues where you can ask questions, receive advice and discuss possibilities with veterans of a broad range of specializations. If you’ve been a fan of gaming and have always wanted to learn more about how to get yourself involved, here are some reasons why you should schedule at least one mentor session during your time at the festival.

Use the Opportunity to Network

Starting or expanding your professional network can seem a bit daunting. Our Mentor Sessions give you a headstart by guiding you directly to industry pros who are keen to help you get your foot in the door. You’ll also have the opportunity to link up with other mentees at the event and help one another out on the road to success.

One-on-One Time with Professionals

The Gaming Conference hosts speakers from vastly varied areas of the gaming industry. Towards the end of their sessions, attendees can often join in a Q&A or meet and greet with the speakers, but these are often cut short and there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get the information you need. Mentor Sessions offer quality time where you won’t have to wait in line and your questions will get the attention they deserve.

No Extra Charge*

Mentor Sessions are open to anyone with a valid credential — as long as you have a SXSW badge or a SXSW Gaming wristband, you can sign up! (If you haven’t purchased your credentials yet, what are you waiting for?)

How to RSVP:

Registered attendees can RSVP to Mentor Sessions via the SXSW Online Schedule. The Mentor Sessions will become available closer to the start of the festival with a full list of days and times. Make sure to sign up for SXSW Gaming Event Updates and follow us in all the usual social spots for daily updates – Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Interested In Becoming 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. Read more about how to get involved here.


Pam Renteria

Gaming Marketing Specialist

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