Announcing our second round of speakers!

by dad2summit on December 18, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, although maybe not for the reason you’re thinking of. We love December because we get to announce All The Cool Things. Like how our donations to our Scholarship program (which ends tomorrow) are within striking distance of a sixth $500 stipend! And the quantity and quality of Dad Blogger Spotlight submissions (which are due today), are just dizzyingly poignant and pleasant reads, one after the next!

And to add the last bit of froth to our dadduccino, here is our second speaker announcement! We’re very grateful to each of these content creators, media representatives, and social media professionals who’ll be bringing their passions to San Francisco in February:

Our third and final speaker announcement is slated for Monday, January 19th. Stay tuned for more programming news!


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Several years ago, I was having a drink with an acquaintance, a man around my age.  Given my work in the parenting space, topics of family and fatherhood never seem too far off. And here again we found one of those welcome opportunities to talk candidly about family – the kind of intimate conversations people [...]

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Monday Conference Call: December Deadlines, and a sweet Holiday Dad ticket promotion!

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Monday Conference Call: The last week for scholarships, and Best Buy joins our sponsor roster!

December 8, 2014

This is arguably one of the best times of our conference ramp-up schedule, when the submission windows for Dad 2.0 Scholarship essays and our Dad Blogger Spotlights are open at the same time. Both have resulted in lots of great writing that we get to read, so we can take a moment to remind ourselves [...]

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Fatherhood On Friday: When the headwinds come

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The 2015 Dad Blogger Spotlight Window is open!

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Now that we’re entering our third year of Dad Blogger Spotlights, we’re building a special little library of men who’ve read at Dads 2.013 and 2.014: Kenny Bodanis, Little Kids Like Rust & Garbage, But They Also Love Their Mom and Dad Carter Gaddis, Two Lives Collide At The Ballpark On Father’s Day Whit Honea, Po-tate-o, [...]

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Yeah, I’m a nervous freak when it comes to my sons. What of it?

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“Shouldn’t he have more words by now?” That’s the question I asked my wife just before my younger son Sam turned 15 months old. I asked again at his check-up later that week, and the pediatrician’s raised eyebrows made me wince. She asked me if he says “Dada” or “Mama” clearly, or in a string [...]

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Monday Conference Call: Thanks for all the giving, and Tree Top joins us as an Official Sponsor!

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The 2015 Dad 2.0 Scholarship Fund is live! [UPDATED]

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Two weeks ago, our Scholarship Chair Jeff Bogle announced the Dad 2.0 Scholarship Fund, and we’re happy to announce that the CrowdRise site is up and running. The site will be live for three weeks, until midnight EDT on December 19, and every dollar contributed to the Scholarship Fund (minus the site’s fees) will go to [...]

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