Well, here we are. After a month of inattention to our philtrums, Movember is drawing to a close. Thanks to everyone who grew mustaches for and/or contributed to the Dad 2.0/NYC Dads Group Movember team. As of now, we’re ranked No.8 among the 27 teams in the Boston network, which as of this writing has raised almost $150,000 for research into curing men’s cancers. Truly amazing! And remember: Even though most of the mustaches are coming off tonight, donations will still be open. If you’ve been meaning to donate a little something, there’s no time like the present. And the not-too-distant future.
In keeping with this goodwill, we want to remind you that this is the last day of our MoGiving25 promotion. If you purchase your ticket for Dad 2.013 by midnight EST tonight (using the promo code “MoGiving25”), you’ll save 25% off the current price of $249, and that $50 savings will go right to our Movember team! If you’re coming to Houston, now’s the time to save some serious dough AND donate it to a great charity. Win win, baby.
And now, the first moment of many you’ve been waiting for: Now that December is nearly upon us, we’re hyperbolically pleased to announce the first group of speakers who will be appearing at Dad 2.013!
Congratulations and thanks to these writers, media professionals, and all-around, top-quality, multi-hyphenated arse-kickers (whom we’ve listed in reverse-alphabetical order because not enough people do that):
- Richard Yoo | Founder and Former CEO, Rackspace, Inc.
- Al Watts | President, National At-Home Dad Network
- David Vienna | The Daddy Complex
- Lamar Tyler | Principal, Tyler New Media; Publisher, BlackAndMarriedWithKids.com
- Jason Sperber | Publisher, Daddy in a Strange Land and Rice Daddies
- Lance Somerfeld | Co-founder, NYC Dads Group
- Matt Schneider | Co-founder, NYC Dads Group
- Chris Sandahl | ParentalGuyd.com, Author, “Babies Can Smell Fear”
- Bruce Sallan | Radio Host and Publisher, A Dad’s Point of View
- Ted Rubin | Chief Social Marketing Officer, Collective Bias
- Bruce Linton MFT, Ph.D. | Psychotherapist; Founder, Fathers’ Forum
- Jim Lin | VP for Digital Strategy, Ketchum; Publisher, Busy Dad
- Brad Lawless | VP for Strategy, Collective Bias; Publisher, BradLawless.com
- Faiqa Khan | Publisher, Native Born
- Jessica Kirkwood | Digital Strategist, Social People
- Alan Kercinik | EVP for Strategy and Planning, Ogilvy; Publisher, Always Jacked
- Black Hockey Jesus | Publisher, TheBHJ.com
- Mark Howerton | Marriage and Family Therapist
- Kristen Howerton | Professor of Psychology, Vanguard University; Publisher, Rage Against The Minivan
- Andy Hinds | Publisher, Beta Dad
- Lisa Hickey | CEO, The Good Men Project
- Craig Heimbuch | Senior Content Strategist, Barefoot Proximity; Author, And Now We Shall Do Manly Things
- Liz Gumbinner | Publisher, Editor-in-Chief Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech; EVP Group Creative Director, Deutsch Inc.
- Caleb Gardner | Marketing Lead, Digital Intent; Publisher, The Exceptional Man
- Asha Dornfest | Publisher, Parent Hacks
- C.C. Chapman | Founder, The Cleon Foundation; Best-Selling Author, Amazing Things Will Happen
- Charlie Capen | Publisher, HowToBeADad.com
- Brené Brown | Author, Daring Greatly
- Jason Avant | Senior Communications Specialist, Life Technologies; Founder, DadCentric
- Jon Armstrong | Publisher, Blurbomat
And this is just the first round; lots of great applicants are still in the running as we finalize our programming and attempt to further the conversation about how dads are rewriting our roles, both in our families and among the parent-blogging community.
Stay tuned for more programming and speaker announcements in December!
Team Dad 2.0