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Dad 2.0 Summit

This is it! It’s our last Fatherhood on Friday column before the 2018 Dad 2.0 Summit kicks off next Thursday in New Orleans, and we can’t wait. We’re in the sweet spot now, when all those weeks of preparation and strong coffee have come together, and the only thing left, really, is to tell you all about it before we get to the Ritz-Carlton and start Making It Happen!

This week, we introduced Von Miller (and tickets for his meet-and-greet sessions sold out in 19 minutes), welcomed Plum Organics as our newest Sponsor, and announced this year’s Dad Blogger Spotlight readers. And we’re not done by a long shot!

We still have a handful of Sponsors and partnerships and support affiliations to tell you about, as well as the terrific trio of keynote panelists that Dove Men+Care will start us off with on Friday morning. And that spotlight? We aim to share it as we build on last year’s record of 240 million #dad2summit impressions. Wouldn’t it be cool if this year there was at least one impression for every man, woman, and child in America? That would be a refreshingly democratic result.

Make sure to follow this site, as well as our Twitter and Facebook pages for all the latest, and stay tuned to the very bottom of this post for details on this year’s 2018 Kickoff Twitter Party on Tuesday, January 30!

IN THE NEWS

Unchained Melody is a song that was made for a dad to sing.

In Canada lawmakers are taking another long look at how to create dedicated leave for new fathers.

Being a stay-at-home dad is work enough. Add work, and you’ve got a whole new set of considerations.

A must-read from John Wall, about his dad’s legacy and influence despite his incarceration and early death from liver cancer.

Wondering if a trusted adult is behaving inappropriately toward a child is a terrible thing to consider, but parents need to be aware, involved, and listen to their children.

UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic shouts to the crowd: “I’m gonna be a dad! That’s all that matters to me right now!” The “baddest man on the planet” has his priorities straight.

Congratulations, Mick Jagger! We hope your great-granddaughter has many happy play dates with her new, infant great-uncle.

The impact of the digital age on dad jokes is pretty impressive.

Ever think about going into business with your kid(s)? This dad did, and the results are crazy fun and loads of happiness.

PORCHLIGHT POSTS

Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 9pm ET/6pm PT for the official launch of Summit Week with our annual Twitter Party! No RSVP required. Hashtag: #Dad2Summit. Consider it a pre-conference mixer for attendees, sponsors, speakers and media to share our hopes and dreams for Dad 2.018. And even if you can’t be there with us, we’d love to hear from you!

Dad2Summit Twitter Party

Do you receive the Dad 2.0 Summit Newsletter? You should! In it we share all kinds of information and news about the Dad 2.0 Summit. Add it to your inbox! It’s the perfect way to start planning your trip to New Orleans.

Share your traditions of fatherhood news or stories that you would like to share you can find us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and Snapchat using the #FoF hashtag!