Did you watch the Stanley Cup Finals last night? The Washington Capitals finally broke through, and the Great Eight himself finally got to hoist the trophy.
This is a sign, because today is June 8, and we’re opening the ticket window for our 8th Dad 2.0 Summit with our annual Father’s Day, Never-Gonna-Be-Cheaper-Than-This price of $169. Where it will stay until July 1, when the price goes to $199.
We get pretty excited about stuff like this, because we want everyone to experience Dad 2.0 for themselves, whether they have 8 kids (looking at you Dick Van Patten) or worship their Magic 8-Ball (it is decidedly so). Fathers, media, and marketers should all be able to have their conference cake and ate it, too (sorry about that). But what is Dad 2.0?
- The easiest answer is from the landing page of this website, which we have dutifully cut and pasted here: The Dad 2.0 Summit is an open conversation about the commercial power of dads online, and an opportunity to learn the tools and tactics used by influential bloggers to create high-quality content, build personal brands, and develop business ideas.
- It is a place to connect with others (like-minded and otherwise) and talk about how great fatherhood is, and how we can make it even better.
- It’s where you can share your story (perhaps at our Friday night Dad Voices workshop) that makes an impact on others, who share their stories, which affect you at the same time.
- It’s where we directly influence the narrative of fatherhood, as portrayed in the media or by brand campaigns.
- Looking for creative inspiration and collaboration with potential business partners? You’ll find your fill of fodder and tons of folks searching for the same thing. Dad 2.0 connects creatives and entrepreneurs who make great things.
- What about bonding and making lifelong friends? That’s our real specialty. Dad 2.0 is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
- Dad 2.0 Summit has “Dad” right there in the title. And even though moms are absolutely more than welcome, the topics we discuss keep dads’ viewpoints and concerns at the forefront of our conversations.
- In a nutshell, Dad 2.0 is a celebration of modern fatherhood, the lessons we’ve learned, and the wisdom we attempt to pass on to the next generation. It is the place to champion causes and policy, viewpoints and parenting styles. It is full of hugs and handshakes, and a big scoop of hope for tomorrow.
And seriously, ticket prices will never be this low again. Register. Meet us in San Antonio. Then see what happens next.
IN THE NEWS
Interesting results from a survey of 1,200 dads. They know they need to learn many more skills than their fathers did, but doing so is absolutely worth it.
The new book from Omar Epps is “an intimate, unapologetic, and emotional conversation about childhood, manhood, and parenting.”
We’re strong supporters of paid paternity leave, and we’re grateful for every effort that makes it more available and encourages more dads to use it.
— Dad 2.0 Summit (@dad2summit) June 3, 2018
From the “celebrities are just like us” files, Jimmy Fallon cries while reading to his kids, too.
A new study says dads nationwide receive about 35% of child custody time. Twenty states, including Virginia and Delaware, tied for the top spot at 50%; Tennessee was last, at just under 22%.
“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” And 49 other truths.
These photos by @AZehbrauskas featuring new dads is part of @UNICEF's effort encouraging fathers around the world to take a more active role in the early life of their children. #fatherhood https://t.co/4EqMko8Uvt
— Dad 2.0 Summit (@dad2summit) June 7, 2018
Dave Matthews is back, and he’s bringing the “dad rock.”
Stop this trend: Why must every Hollywood hero have a dead or deadbeat dad?
Moving this summer? Leaving a place kids are comfortable with and heading to the unknown is scary. What can teachers and parents do to help kids overcome their fears and enjoy the exciting time of school endings?
— Dad 2.0 Summit (@dad2summit) June 5, 2018
- “I remembered feeling that day like I was finally living up to the image of fatherhood that I had built up in my head: the provider, the protector, the comfort.” – Aaron Yavelberg, The Gift
- “But I feel wiser now, confused still without question, but a bit wiser. I think she needs more of me, more love and attention, more of my focus, not the opposite.” – Jeff Bogle, The Push and Pull of Parenting My Pre-Teen Daughter
- “A growth chart for parents might also help us understand — or at least tolerate — other parents who annoy us. ” – Vincent O’Keefe, Parental Growth Chart Would Celebrate Milestones in Maturity, Wisdom
- “That’s kind of how it is these days. Maybe there could be more, but a lot of times life right now is a lot of waiting around and just getting by. For me, especially, but also for the kids.” – Andrew Knott, The End of the Day
- “If I’m honest, I think I’m a little jealous of my son and his complete lack of fear.” – Chris McGuire, Parents Are on Call, 8 Days A Week
“8 Days A Week”! See? We’re still working that 8 thing.
Back at Dad 2.018, our six-time Title Sponsor Dove Men+Care asked our attendees to record messages to the next generation of fathers, to help them build on the work we’re all putting in now. And as Father’s Day approaches, you can see a number of them being shared on social media with the #DearFutureDads hashtag.
To learn more about all the great stuff Dove Men+Care is doing to champion paternity leave for all fathers, visit DoveMenCare.com/PaternityLeave.
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