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Welcome to our Monday Conference Call, where we launch your week with the latest news about the 2015 Dad 2.0 Summit, which is just 122 days away!

dad2f-600x350(NOTE: You may be asking yourself: “This relentless counting down of Days Until Dad 2.0… is this going to be a thing?” Well, before you pass judgment, it’s important to note that Serial Sevens—the practice of having patients count backwards by 7 in order to gauge their mental function—is a great safeguard against dementia. So there’s that.)

When you tune in on Mondays, here’s the sort of thing you’ll read about:

  • Discussion topics: Dad 2.015 will comprise conference-wide keynotes, one-on-one consultations, and everything in between.
  • Speakers: In addition to our keynoters, and our dad blogger spotlight readers, we normally have three big roster announcements of speakers.
  • Sponsors: We’ve already told you about PicMonkey, RYOBI, and STŌK, and we’re sitting on some really exciting follow-ups. When we do announce our roster of supporters, we hope you’ll give them lots of social media love.
  • Contests: As the sponsors’ activations come together, there will be lots of opportunities to win prizes before, during, and after the event. You might even get to stay free at the Westin San Francisco Market Street!
  • Promotions: Above all else, we want you in San Francisco. And as opportunities arise (especially when it comes to tickets, which are almost sold out), we’ll be sure to pass them on to you.

We’re working on a calendar schedule that will help you anticipate our announcements—especially if you’re waiting to hear about your speaker application. In the meantime, we hope this weekly feature will serve as a vital information source about Dad 2.015 in the weeks and months ahead. If nothing else, reading this every week might be an excellent test of whether your brain still works!

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This sponsor announcement has us really STŌKed!

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Our Call for Speakers and Ideas Is Open!

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As we’ve maintained from the beginning, this is your conference. And we’re so very grateful to the speakers who’ve come to Dad 2.0 over the years (check out the roll calls for 2012, 2013, and 2014) to lend their expertise and inspire all of us to be better and do more. Once again, it’s your turn to weigh [...]

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Seven days to save 50 bucks

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This is it, dads! The big week, when the eyes of the world focus their attention on its male progenitors. Father’s Day is June 15, and whether you’re contributing to the $12.5 billion that will likely be spent on gifts, or are more focused on the kind of gifts money can’t buy, we hope you’ll have a great Sunday honoring [...]

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