The fifth annual Dad 2.0 Summit — aka Dad 2.016 –in Washington, D.C., concluded this past weekend, and five of our NYC Dads Group members weigh in with their thoughts on the conference:
Dad 2.0 — Was about connecting dads with brands. … about fellowship, community and trying new things. … about meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones (even old friends who ended up getting carded at the bar!). … It was also about sharing ideas and inspiration. I can’t wait to attack this year and be more extraordinary when I get to Dad 2.0 in 2017.
— Read Niel’s complete thoughts on his blog, Great Moments in Bad Parenting
The fifth annual Dad 2.0 Summit was my favorite one yet. Dad 2.0 is a ripe opportunity for dads and dad bloggers to escape from hiding behind their computers and meet talented and caring dads face-to-face. A highlight for me was hosting a City Dads Group team meeting and being surrounded by over 40 organizers, active members and blog contributors. Community, family, friendship and beyond!
Another highlight for me was taking advantage of a little “me time” which is rare since the birth of our daughter 10 months ago. Strolling through the Capitol at night with a few good friends and admiring the world-renowned landmarks was a magnificent experience as was relaxing in a barber’s chair and receiving a professional shave in the Dove Men+Care suite.
A lot Dad 2.016 recaps will probably mention the inaugural DadSLAM, a Moth-style public reading of blog posts. My roommate John Kinnear hosted the event to high acclaim. John read a hilarious article about his kid pooping in the McDonald’s ball pit and another guy read a different hilarious story about poop. Some stories left the room in nods and tears and not all of the essays were about accidental defecation. I don’t think. I’m actually not sure, since I didn’t go. It was an after-hours event and I went down to the room where it was being held to make sure someone showed up for John. The room, packed with attendees, was stuffy and warm, and there was no booze, so I quietly left. What can I say, sometimes I’m too big an asshole to let the transcendent moments happen.
— Read Dave’s complete Dad 2.016 thoughts on his blog, Amateur Idiot/Professional Dad
… to the dad who is tired of being portrayed as a bumbling fool
to the dad who is a bumbling fool
To the dad who there are people out there fighting for you! …
Editor’s Note: Bryan wrote this as a poem. It has been excerpted here. Read the full work on Dig It, Daddy-O.
Dove Men+Care has been the Title Sponsor of the two Dad 2 Summit conferences I have attended in the last two years, and the several others before that. This means they support the conference at the highest possible level. They help to make the ticket price affordable for all of us and for that, I and many others are grateful. … They pay for a full room of pampering for the attendees! … After they showcase their great men’s care line, they share all of it with us, this is in addition to the great sampling we all received in our welcome gift bag!
— Read more of Mitch’s thoughts on his blog, Gay NYC Dad
Can’t get enough on the recent Dad 2.016 Summit? Read what our City Dads Group members around the country had to say on the City Dads Group blog.