The panels generally consist of four representatives from various backgrounds who work within the realm of polar science, engineering, education and policy. The mentors share their experiences and insights of Polar research, policy and logistical milestones that changed the course of Polar science and engineering, as well as their views on current gaps and future opportunities to explore the evolution of Polar science overall. Most importantly, these mentors provide insights, advice and guidance to assist early career polar researchers. When possible, each panel is audio recorded and shared with the ~2000 members of the APECS community as a podcast. In the last three years, over 15 mentor panel discussions have been organized by APECS members, which were all very well received and benefited over 400 participants and many more thanks to podcasted sessions. APECS continues to plan more mentor panels and plans to have this activity be one of its major highlights for many years to come.