Organizers of an annual conference for at-home fathers will again try to host an in-person event in 2021.
The National At-Home Dad Network recently put tickets on sale for HomeDadCon 2021, scheduled for Oct 14-16 in Cincinnati, the same locale where the previous year’s conference was set to take place. Health and safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic caused the nonprofit organization to scrub the autumn 2020 in-person event for an online only version dubbed DadCon@Home 2020.
The 2020 event would have been the support-and-advocacy network’s 25th annual in-person gathering. Instead, that anniversary will be celebrated at HomeDadCon 2021.
The convention is for at-home fathers who embrace parenting as their most important job. It allows them to network with other active and involved dads, learn from experts about various parenting and social issues, and also gives these full-time parents a chance to relax.
The National At-Home Dad Network is dedicated to providing advocacy, community, education and support for families where fathers are the primary caregivers of their children. Its stated purpose is to empower fathers and champion a culture that recognizes them as capable and competent parents.
Tickets for the HomeDadCon 2021 cost $209. Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Hotel rooms at the convention location are also now available for booking/
(DISCLOSURE: City Dads Group has been and is a long-time sponsor and partner with The National At-Home Dad Network for the event.)
The network recently posted on its Facebook page a call for speakers and topics for October’s fatherhood conference. In recent years, the at-home convention has held discussions on the importance of the father/daughter bond, budgeting and planning for financial emergencies, strategies for dealing with picky eaters, homeschooling tips, teaching children about sexual consent, and how to discuss diversity and racism with your kids.
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