2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Mentor Session 1

Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. Online sign-ups for Mentor Sessions will close the day before they occur. You can still sign up in person if slots are available.

Adam Bauer: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/407
Brian Beck: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/408
Nick Bodor: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/409
Christie Dames: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/306
Mary Jurey: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/466
Josh Rosenfeld: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/410
Stephanie Shim: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/411
Jenni Sperandeo: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/412
Howie Weinberg: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/576


Adam Bauer


Fleming Artists

Brian Beck


C3 Artist Management


Christie Dames

CEO & Co-Founder


As an uber-connector and cross pollinator of people and ideas, Christie is dedicated to bringing together visionaries, engaged activists, world catalysts and planet changers to rebuild a healthy world for healthy beings.

As a custom designer of face-to-face executive visibility speaking programs for corporate clients, Christie works with thought leaders and designers around the world opening doors and building lasting partnerships between businesses, organizations, people and communities expanding their reach to making the world better.

As founder and developer of the Niehaus Ryan Wong, Inc. Speakers Bureau, Dames created the first speakers bureau ever dedicated to strategically placing leaders and visionaries before rapidly growing audiences in the new and evolving technology arena. Her vision opened new doors in the conference industry by bringing tech speakers to the forefront through innovative settings, in-depth research methods, broad-based audience appeal and strategic speaker development.

Earlier in her career, Christie worked to develop Public / Private partnerships involving organizations such as Goodwill Industries, Kimpton Hotel Group, Hilton Hotels, and the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Program. These grew out of her own organization “San Francisco Shine”, a forerunner of the San Francisco Business Improvement District, which hired the homeless to clean up the downtown area and was featured on CNN and C-SPAN.

Additionally, for the past 12 years Christie has translated her business experience into her personal mission — helping people find the answers to seemingly unanswerable health problems. As a medical detective, she helps people to explore new paths, find new answers, locate the hidden causes that lead to physical conditions, and build their own “map of choices” to get better.

Howie Weinberg

Owner/Chief Engineer

Howie Weinberg Mastering


jenni Sperandeo


Dangerbird Records

Dangerbird Records & Publishing President, 20+ years radio promotion, artist development & management.

Josh Rosenfeld


Barsuk Records


Mary Jurey


The Noise Company/Playing In Traffic Records

Mary Jurey joined the Playing In Traffic Records/Loophole Management team in August of 2010 becoming the GM of the label. Most recently, she has also taken over GM duties at The Noise Company - Ben Kweller's boutique label based in Austin, TX.

Prior to working at Playing In Traffic Records, Ms. Jurey worked in Los Angeles, CA for New West Records. In her 7 years at New West, she oversaw more than 150 releases including Grammy winning albums by Delbert McClinton and Steve Earle. In addition, she was responsible for managing the label's international business and was project manager for the series Live From Austin, TX which saw the release on CD and DVD of the extended performances from the award winning TV show Austin City Limits.

Previous to her work at New West Records, Ms. Jurey worked at Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment as part of the West Coast A&R department with legendary A&R man John D. Kalodner. Notable releases during this time were Aerosmith's Just Push Play (Platinum) and Shawn Colvin's Whole New You (Gold).

Ms. Jurey's foray into the music business began with a three year stint as the personal assistant for the 5 time Grammy winning artist Mary Chapin Carpenter.


Nick Bodor


Cake Shop

Since 1995, I have been creating music oriented cafes, bars & venues in New York City. We opened Cake Shop in 2004, as a cafe/bar/record store/venue that helped break bands like Vampire Weekend, MGMT and Dirty Projectors. Before that, I opened one of the first cyber cafes in NYC: alt.coffee. 1998 brought The Library Bar; a beer-and-shot dive bar with an indie-rock oriented jukebox.

Now looking for investors to build/expand the Cake Shop brand by bring it to other cities and exploring other creative industries. Let me know if interested.

Next up is building Cake-Shop.com into more of a media presence. We are currently developing a Cake Shop curated video music channel on ZUUS.com; the channel will contain live performances, band interviews, other style pieces and our video picks for bands you should know.


Stephanie Shim

Head of Digital

Glassnote Records

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