RSVP Now Open for 2024 Mentor Sessions & Roundtable Discussions

One of the most remarkable parts of SXSW EDU is the connections you make that extend beyond the event. SXSW EDU offers many unique networking opportunities throughout the four days, some of which you will want to save your spot in advance.

When it comes to Mentor Sessions and Roundtable Discussions, an RSVP is highly encouraged, as space for these programs is limited. Your favorite mentors might be highly sought-after, so RSVP early to ensure that you can participate with a mentor at a time that suits you to best help you achieve your goals.


RSVP is a feature available in the SXSW EDU Schedule and SXSW EDU GO mobile app for SXSW EDU registrants. Follow the steps below to RSVP for Mentor Sessions and Roundtable Discussions quickly and easily.

Step 1: Visit the SXSW EDU Schedule on your desktop or download the SXSW EDU GO app.

Step 2: Sign in to your profile and link your badge if you haven't already by selecting "Link A Badge" and entering your personal link code to link your credential. You can find your link code in your "SXSW EDU 2024 REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION" email.

Step 3: RSVP for available events by selecting the RSVP tile on the session page and then choosing your preferred time slot. You should receive an email confirmation shortly after confirming your spot.

Helpful Tips

Add to Your Favorites

Once you've RSVP'd, add the Mentor Session or Roundtable Discussion to your personal schedule by clicking the star icon next to its schedule listing. You can find all of your favorite sessions in "My Favorites." Please note that just favoriting a Mentor Session or Roundtable Discussion does not guarantee your place if you do not also RSVP.

Limited Capacity

Keep in mind that Mentor Sessions and Roundtable Discussions are limited in capacity. Out of respect for fellow attendees, please ensure that the time you select works for you before booking. If a conflict arises, please be sure to cancel your reservation promptly to allow other attendees to RSVP for that time slot.

Cancel Your Reservation

If you need to cancel your reservation, you can release your spot at any time by selecting "Cancel Your Reservation" in the SXSW EDU Schedule or SXSW EDU GO app.

Arrive in Advance

When you RSVP, we are planning for and expect you to show up — and so are your mentors. Arrive to the room 10-15 minutes before your session to check in and guarantee your spot otherwise your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist.

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One-on-One Mentor Sessions

Mentor Sessions offer purpose-driven, one-on-one meetings between experienced professionals and attendees. Each mentor session involves a 12-minute discussion with mentors who are excited to share their insights with the community.

Walk-ups will be allowed onsite at a limited capacity.

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Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable Discussions feature group discussions between mentors and a small group of attendees. Each roundtable discussion is 60 minutes, consisting of three 20-minute group discussions before mentors rotate to the next table of attendees.

Walk-ups will be allowed onsite at a limited capacity.

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Don’t Miss Out On SXSW EDU 2024

Register and book your hotel today to break new ground in education through compelling sessions, in-depth workshops, mentorship, film screenings, trailblazing competitions, a dynamic expo, networking opportunities, and so much more at SXSW EDU from March 4-7, 2024.

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By Auva Saghafi