Snowbound in the city today? Grab a warm beverage and watch all the speeches and presentations from Sunday’s “Why Fathers Matter: Creating Successful Parenting Partnerships” conference (see list below for links).
NYC Dads Group assisted in organizing and planning the third annual parenting conference hosted by the 92nd Street Y, one of our longtime partners. Approximately 100 people attended the sold out event, including several members of NYC Dads Groups and one from our Boston outpost. NYC Dads Group co-founder Lance Somerfeld served as an emcee while other co-founder Matt Schneider and his wife, Priyanka, spoke on one of the panels about building a successful parenting partnership.
At the end of the conference, Lance said, “2015 is the year of the dad. It’s encouraging to see the progress that has recently been made surrounding fatherhood — more books published by fathers, more dads writing blogs, more dad conferences, parent expos including dad lounges, more commercials getting it right with portrayals — and even more exciting to what will happen next.”
Click the event name to watch the presentation:
- Opening remarks — Sally Tannen, director of 92Y’s Parenting Center; Lance Somerfeld, co-founder of City Dads Group.
- Keynote: Moving Past Your Own Father – Dr. Michael Thompson, psychologist, author and speaker.
- Juggling Dads: Finding Time for Work, Family and Play – Dr. Stew Friedman, founder of the Wharton School’s Work/Life Integration Project and Simon Isaacs, founder, GATHER, and co-founder, Fatherly.
- “1000 Days: The Triumph of Dads” – Doug French, co-founder, Dad 2.0 Summit
- The Science of Fatherhood: How the Research is Changing the Conversation – with Dr. Michael Kimmel, author and renowned sociologist; Dr. James Curley, assistant professor at Columbia University; and Dr. Michael Thompson; Paul Raeburn, author, Do Fathers Matter? moderates
- Pursuing a Parenting Partnership – Parent-partners: Kipp Jarecke-Cheng and Mark Jarecke; Rob & Carolyn Candelino; and Matt & Priyanka Schneider. Eric Messinger, editor, New York Family, moderates.
- Closing remarks – Lance Somerfeld and Sally Tannen.