Tomorrow morning, Matt & I will be heading down to beautiful Austin, Texas for the first annual DAD 2.0 Summit. We are attending with open minds to this pilot conference, and hope to have “conversations and meaningfully connect with some of today’s most influential and widely-read parenting writers, online media personalities, and dad bloggers.” On the docket: the opportunity for plenty of laughs, networking, engaging content, meeting with brands, drinking beers, live music, and three days away from our families!
We are fortunate to be speaking on a panel with some incredible folks in the parenting world about a topic near & dear to us:
Mom bloggers have established themselves as an estimable media force in large part because of the community of friendship and support they’ve created. Dad bloggers can learn a great deal from the moms’ example, and the preponderance of group dad blogs (and the diverse individualism within) suggest great potential. But are we capable of the same type of bonding?
Moderated by Jim Higley of BobbleHead Dad with other fellow panelists: Jason Sperber of Daddy in a Strange Land, Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks, and Roland Warren of the National Fatherhood Initiative.
As an appetizer, Jim Higley went out and polled a spectrum of moms and women out there – to hear their voice about community. Here are their responses via this video:
We will be in great company as some other well known New Yorkers head south to the Dad 2.0 Summit as well: Adam C. of DadaRocks, Jamie of the BabyGuy NYC, Doug Block of The Kids Grow up, Adam G. of DadaPalooza, author- A.J. Jacobs, and keynote speaker- Jonathan Fields.
We realize Austin is a long distance away for most of us so it is our aim to bring some of the wonderful content and festivities to you during the conference on Friday & Saturday.
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