Frequent City Dads Group blog contributors Dave Lesser and Christopher Persley have been selected as “spotlight” speakers for the annual Dad 2.0 Summit to take place next month in San Francisco.
Lesser and Persley, both members of our NYC Dads Group, are two of five dads whose writings will be highlighted during the Feb. 19-21 conference where marketers, social media leaders, and blogging parents connect to discuss the changing voice and perception of modern fatherhood. Each dad will stand before the several hundred people in attendance and read one of his works.
“This year’s decision process was our hardest yet; we had five times the usual number of submissions, and the quality was very encouraging for the future of parent blogging,” wrote Dad 2.0 Summit organizers in a Feb. 19 announcement.
Lesser, a New Jersey resident, is a former attorney turned at stay-at-home dad of two. He writes the blog Amateur Idiot/Professional Dad and has had his work published by Time.com, Huffington Post and Good Men Project among other online outlets.
Persley, a part-time English teacher and a freelance educational consultant focus on diversity and inclusion, is an at-home father living in Harlem, N.Y., with his wife and 3-year-old daughter. He writes the blog The Brown Gothamite and has had his work published by Good Men Project, Medium and Across the Margin among other online outlets.