ADC Mentorship Program 2024 Applications Open

ADC 2023 Impression

The volunteer organizers behind the Annual Audio Developer Conference (ADC) announce the return of the ADC Mentorship Program for 2024. The ADC Mentorship Program is centered around the Audio Developer Conference (ADC) to help encourage interaction between experienced audio software community members, and those who are just joining.

ADC Mentorship Program goals include fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment, encouraging communication in the audio developer community, and promoting diversity among members. Mentors will give back to the community that they’ve been involved in for years and make valuable contributions to the participants' development. Mentees will get guidance and advice for navigating a career in the audio industry. “It’s been a privilege to take part as a mentor in the ADC Mentorship Program," says mentor Matt Phillips, Founder of Phillips Audio Designs. "I’ve truly enjoyed being able to give something back to the developer community. The mentor/mentee relationship is a two-way street, and I’ve gained just as much from the experience as I hope my mentees have.”

Selected mentors and mentees will be paired together in July and agree to commit to three one-hour calls over the five-month duration of the program. There is no fee to participate in the program. Mentors and mentees volunteer their time, and the ADC Mentorship Program simply provides a framework for matching mentors with mentees. Derek Heimlich, Director of the ADC Mentorship Program, shares, "Last year was a rousing success as we were able to match over 150 participants in our first year of the program. The feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive, and the key to the success of the program came down to the generosity of the mentors and the eagerness and preparation of the mentees. We are very excited to kick off the program this year!"

Applications to become a mentor or mentee in the ADC Mentorship Program are now open and will close on June 1st, 2024. Mark your calendars for the 10th Audio Developer Conference (ADC) on November 11-13th, 2024, in Bristol, UK. ADC24 will be a hybrid conference, offering both in-person and online experiences. Attendees can look forward to engaging sessions, networking opportunities, and the latest insights in audio development. Subscribe to the ADC newsletter and be the first to hear about our call for papers, ticket sales, and sponsorship opportunities.