Dad 2.0, the conference for fathers wanting to participate in a conversation about the changing voice and perception of modern fatherhood, will bring its usual strong lineup of speakers and panelists for professional and personal development to Washington, D.C., next month.
Organizers of the event, dubbed Dad 2.020 for its ninth year, recently announced many of the topics to be discussed at the summit, slated for Feb. 27-29, 2020, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
Featured Dad 2.020 speakers will include:
- Dan Kois, author of How to Be a Family, a book about how taking his family with him on assignments around the world helped them grow closer.
- Donte Palmer, whose viral photo of him changing his child’s diaper while squatting on a bathroom floor started a national campaign for changing tables in men’s restrooms.
- Taylor Calmus, the creative force behind the popular Dude Dad YouTube channel.
Other topics to be discussed will include:
- Improving one’s work-life balance to feed both our souls and our kids
- Working remotely: Is it a workable solution for increasing family time
- Editing our lives by purging things that obscure our focus
- Coping with substance abuse, either with or as a recovering addict
- Pursuing a career in professional writing
- Trends in influencer marketing
- Creating a blockbuster Instagram feed
- Cutting-edge metrics to analyze your followers
- How to launch your passion project
Dad 2.020 will also feature in-depth information on the campaign for more state and federal paid family leave laws and the D.C. area’s #FlipTheScript campaign to combat negative imagery of men of color and highlight the important role of fathers in early childhood development.
Complete programming is expected to be announced Jan. 23.
The annual Dad 2.0 summit is a national three-day meeting where marketers, social media leaders, blogging parents and regular dads gather to discuss modern fatherhood. Dad 2.020 tickets are on sale now for $279.
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City Dads Group will once again be a media partner for Dad 2.0, a role it has played 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 has previously 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.”
City Dads Group members play an active role in the conference every year. Some of our members scheduled to speak or be on panels include:
- Creed Anthony, Indy Dads Group: My Captain’s Log
- Jeff Bogle, Philly Dads Group: Out With The Kids
- Mitch Chaitin, NYC Dads Group: Gay NYC Dad
- Jim Joseph, NYC Dads Group: Out And About Dad
- Mike Julianelle, NYC Dads Group: Dad and Buried
- Marlon Gutierrez, Orlando Dads Group: Being Papa
- James Lopez, NYC Dads Group: Fatherhood Is Lit
- Aaron Sheldon, Columbus (Ohio) Dads Group: Small Steps Are Giant Leaps
Photo: NYC Dads Group member Jason Greene was a featured speaker at the 2019 Dad 2.0 summit. Courtesy: Dad 2.0
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