|At-home dad convention group composite – 2012|
Today and tomorrow, at-home dads from across the nation are congregating in Denver, Colorado for the 18th annual at-home dads convention. Education, camaraderie, laughs, and networking are the ultimate draw for dads in big urban cities like us as well as dads from small rural towns in middle America. The goal: putting our full-time parenting responsibilities on pause (enabling our wives/partners some unsupervised time with our kids) for a few days and getting together with like minded dads to get inspired and educated to improve at our craft as parents. Bottom line: the boys from the National At-Home Dad Network do an outstanding job of putting together a top-notch event.
The weekend convention contains some of the things you would normally expect: educational workshops, panel discussions, key-note speakers, brand integration and some things you might not, like a community service project component. Workshops, panels, and breakout discussions will cover blogging, at-home dads returning to the workforce, age-based forums, marriage & relationships, image and portrayal of fatherhood, “No Regrets Parenting”, and so much more.
Additionally, Matt and I will be representing NYC Dads Group and speaking on a panel: “Achieving a successful at-home dads group” and will be joined by some other great guys that organize active groups in other parts of the country – Greg Frantz: DC Metro Dads, Trevor Mulligan: L.A. Dads Group, and Austin Down: Triangle Dads Group.
We’d be lying to you if we didn’t admit our excitement to get out of dodge for a few days to attend the convention and connect with so many other awesome dads. Want to know what’s happening this weekend? Want to listen in on some of the content from the workshops?
Please follow the conversations that will be taking place this weekend, Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20 at #AHDConvention: