Signups are now open for the mentorship networking program at the 2019 IRE Conference in Houston.

We’re making some changes this year to response to high demand: Rather than matching each participant with a single mentor, mentees will instead have the opportunity to talk with several prospective mentors at tables arranged by topic. This setup will allow more people to participate and encourage more networking among the group.

For mentors, this means you’ll pick one area of expertise (FOI, data, management/career, etc.) to discuss with multiple participants. Mentees who are looking for help and advice on certain topics will be able to meet with different mentors. Connections made during the mentoring breakfast can grow and develop organically long after the conference.

The mentorship networking breakfast — co-sponsored by George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs and the Scripps Howard Foundation — will be held from 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. on Friday, June 14, in the Texas E room of the conference hotel.

Click here to sign up. Space is limited in this popular program. IRE will accept applications until Friday, May 24. You must register for the conference in order to participate.