Tired of dadding alone and want to meet other pro-active modern fathers?
Or maybe you are in need of a few days to recharge your paternal enthusiasm by hearing some passionate parental points-of-view?
If you answered “yes” to any of those, then have we got a deal for you.
The annual Dad 2.0 Summit — a national three-day meeting where marketers, social media leaders, blogging parents and regular dads gather to discuss the changing voice and perception of modern fatherhood — is offering discounted tickets through the end of June.
And a portion of the ticket price will be refunded to City Dads Group to help us continue to provide social and support opportunities to fathers around the country.
Dad 2.0 tickets for the Feb. 21-23, 2019, conference in San Antonio, Texas, are on sale for $169 until July 1. Tickets purchased through City Dads Group during that time will put $50 per ticket into our coffers, helping us pay the bills that come with running a national fatherhood network with more than 10,000 members in 30 metropolitan U.S. cities.
Starting July 1, Dad 2.0 tickets will cost $199.
“Dad 2.0 has always championed the mission and goals of City Dads Group, and they’ve returned that support as we’ve grown. We want to help fund City Dads’ programs and its continued growth through this opportunity,” said Dad 2.0 co-founder John Pacini.
City Dads Group has been a media partner of Dad 2.0 since 2014. It uses the conference as a national meetup opportunity for its leadership and members.
“Dad 2.0 has been the place we have found the guys who organize our groups, write for our blogs, and help with our influencer campaigns with national brands,” City Dads Group co-founder Matt Schneider said. “Our groups have very similar goals in helping further the importance and positive perception of being an active, involved father, and collaborations like this benefit everybody for the good of all parenting.”
Dad 2.0 Summit bills itself as “an open conversation about the commercial power of dads online, and an opportunity to learn the tools and tactics used by influential bloggers to create high-quality content, build personal brands, and develop business ideas.” Brands such as Dove Men+Care, Best Buy, Lego and Esquire magazine have been major sponsors and attendees in recent years. Speakers have featured sports and media stars such as football Hall of Famers Michael Strahan and Ronnie Lott, best-selling authors Brad Meltzer and Brene Brown and TV producer Jason Katims.
“Dad 2.0 has been an amazing experience for me, personally. The network and fellowship of dads (and the moms who attend as well) is something that I look forward to annually and rely upon during the entire year,” Creed Anthony, co-organizer of our Indianapolis Dads Group, said in an article we posted in 2017. “I have made lifelong friends who have become more than virtual brothers to me.
Beyond the business of being a dad, past Dad 2.0 Summits have offered unique off-site exclusions such as a private party in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., and a tour and private movie screening at the LucasFilm studio campus in San Francisco.
Dad 2.019, as the February event is also known as, will be based out of The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, a hotel featuring a Spanish Colonial design that reflects the city’s rich history and cherished culture. The venue is on the famed San Antonio Riverwalk, a popular local and tourist destination.