SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 21-23, 2019

For those of you making your travel plans, here is a tentative schedule for the 2019 Dad 2.0 Summit, which we will update in real time. And make sure you’re signed up for our bi-monthly newsletter to hear all the latest developments!

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
12:00 – 6:00 pm Registration, hosted by Dove Men+Care #PaternityLeavePledge
4:30 – 5:30 pm New Attendees Session: Whit Honea @whithonea
6:00 – 9:00 pm Welcome Party, hosted by Dove Men+Care
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
7:00 – 7:45 am MORNING FULL BODY CIRCUIT BY INBALANCE SAN ANTONIO, sponsored by Dove Men+Care #PaternityLeavePledge
8:00 am Registration opens
7:45 – 8:45 am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 am
Opening Remarks:
Doug French @MrDougFrench
Conference Welcome: Brandon DeYampert @DoveMenCare
Blogger Spotlight 1: David Stanley @dstan58

9:15 – 10:15 am Opening Keynote
10:15 – 10:45 am Marketplace/Coffee Break
10:45 – 10:50 am Blogger Spotlight 2: Victor Aragon @fandads
11:00 – 11:45 am VACCINES ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: A FIELD GUIDE FOR DADS
Whether you’re the father of a newborn or the son of aging parents, or both, you spend a lot of time researching vaccinations. A panel of experts will include dads in a very important conversation about how vaccines protect our kids, our parents, and ourselves, and how we can be informed healthcare consumers. (Whit Honea @whithonea, Leonard Friedland, MD,
Greg and Tiffany Williams, Joe Lastinger)
11:00– 12:35 pm Roundtable Workshops (4x20min)

1. BUILDING A BRAND, Brian Bason @bbason
From idea to exit, one dad’s journey through the startup world.

2. CROWDFUNDING,︎ Jeff Wenzel @FuzzyWenzel
Use ingenious growth hacks to build your audience.

3. GET OUT OF YOUR LANE, Eric Boyette @dadonrun
A small decision can lead to life-changing results.

4. PHOTOGRAPHY, Joe Saladino @SaladinoPhotog
Develop your eye and expand your gear beyond your phone.

5. PODCASTING BASICS, Don Jackson @ravenmediagroup
Start a podcast, and speak directly to your people.

6. SELF PUBLISHING, Jonathan Oliver
Write books using the word processor in your pocket.

7. MENTAL FITNESS, Babby Barzi @fodadawear
Treat your mind like your body, with continual upkeep and attention.

8. USING DONATED MEDIA CONTENT, Kenneth Braswell, Dzu Bui
Promote your fatherhood message with millions’ worth of free content.

9. USING INSTAGRAM STORIES, Charlie Capen @charliecapen
They last only a day, but they build lasting engagement.

10. MARKETING YOUR CREATIVE, Patrick Quinn @QuinnPJ
To market yourself to agencies, know what they want.

11. SERIOUS INFLUENCE, Brandon Billinger @therookiedad
It’s not a side hustle if you don’t treat it like one.

12:45 – 1:45 pm Lunch, sponsored by Best Buy #BestBuyTechZone
1:45 – 2:15 pm Marketplace/Coffee Break
2:15 – 3:00 pm ShowHow Workshop 1

HOW TO PRODUCE VIDEO LIKE A PRO
The video space is too crowded and sophisticated to suffer amateurish quality. Here’s how to put a simple set of tools in place to give your content the professional production values it deserves. (Andrew Tiu @dad_verb)

HOW TO BUILD A POWERHOUSE PODCAST
In the golden age of podcasts, it’s still possible to stand out in the crowd. Here’s how skill and perseverance can propel you from zero to six-figure downloads in less than a year. (Dave and Meredith Masony @thatsinapropro)

HOW “SMALL AND MIGHTY” BEATS “BIG AND MAYBE”
If you’re a micro- or nano-influencer, your brand is more valuable than you think. Here’s how to attract monetary opportunities to your networked, high-engagement following. (Jessi Sanfilippo @shuggilippo)

3:15 – 4:00 pm ShowHow Workshop 2

HOW TO RANK ON YOUTUBE
The battle for YouTube supremacy is won as much in front of the camera as it is behind the scenes. Here’s how to use YouTube’s ranking algorithms to put your work before the most eyeballs. (Jonathan Lai @HeyNewDad)

HOW TO CRAFT THE PERFECT PITCH
You have the content, and you know your following. Here’s how to harness them into a comprehensive pitch package designed to help you land the gig. (Julie Nowell @julienowell)

HOW TO USE LINKEDIN TO BUILD YOUR BASE
While other platforms grab a lot more headlines, LinkedIn is a surprisingly fertile source of customers. Here’s how to build your network and mobilize it to your optimal advantage. (Robert Knop @FatherWithTwins)

4:15 – 5:15 pm Breakout Session 1

YOU CAN TAKE THEM WITH YOU: PIVOTING WITH A PORTABLE AUDIENCE
Veterans of content creation know a career is rarely consistent, subject to the mercurial tastes and methods of our audiences. When your path takes a turn, intentionally or otherwise, how can you ensure your readers will come along for the ride? We’ll hear from panelists who have reevaluated and rebooted their efforts and found their people waiting on the other side.
(Amy Wilson @amywlsn, KJ Dell’Antonia @KJDellAntonia, Margaret Ables @margaretmables, Joe Shaw @dtalkspodcast)

SAVING SOCIAL MEDIA
Persistent problems with privacy and disinformation have end-users drastically re-evaluating the role of social media in their lives. And though it’s tempting to demand better oversight, the true remedies will derive from the consumers who comprise the communities. Our panelists will discuss that power, both in how we consume news and interact online, and how we can effect the changes we need in order to restore our faith and help our kids grow into savvy social citizens. (Caleb Gardner @calebgardner, Jim Joseph @jimjosephexp, Adrian Kulp @dad_or_alive, Josh Misner @joshmisnerphd, Rob Newton)

THE FUTURE IS EQUAL
As progress toward gender equality intensifies, boys and girls require different forms of encouragement to reject the traditional messages that still impede their choices. Calling these out requires each of us to confront how our own biases and expectations are influencing our parenting, so we can raise our boys and girls to pursue their dreams while including, respecting, and trusting each other. (Jonathan Gerlach @STEMigo, Mark Greene @remakingmanhood, Michael Kaufman @GenderEQ, Mike Reynolds @everydaygirldad, Aaron Yavelberg @sleepingonedge)

5:30 – 7:00 pm Happy Hour, sponsored by Dove Men+Care #PaternityLeavePledge
9:00 – 11:00 pm Dad Voices
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 am Opening Remarks: Doug French @mrdougfrench
Blogger Spotlight 3: Cort Ruddy @cortruddy
Blogger Spotlight 4: Jason Greene @thejasongreene
9:15 – 10:30 am Community ThreeNote
• Jordan Shapiro @jordosh
• Scott Baradell @ideagrove
• Aaron Gouveia @daddyfiles

10:30 – 11:00 am Marketplace/Coffee Break
11:00 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Session 2

A PLEDGE FOR PAID PATERNITY LEAVE
Because the U.S. is the only developed country without guaranteed paid leave, families lose $20 billion in wages per year to care for family members, new and old. These are just two of the many staggering statistics explored in the extraordinary documentary “Zero Weeks,” whose creators will discuss how to marshal our efforts to establish better policies going forward. (Ky Dickens @kydickens, Dan Fisher @zeroweeks, Aaron Kingsley, Josh Levs @joshlevs)

THE STARTUP LIFE AND WORK/LIFE IMBALANCE
Building a new business famously siphons off most of your attention, with the added bonus of an unsteady paycheck. It’s a challenging enough life on your own, but exponentially more difficult when you have a family you want to support (and see occasionally). Thankfully, these entrepreneurs have a wealth of experience that shows there’s room in your life for the domicile and the debit sheet. (Marc Nathan @marcnathan, Michael Ashford @fitdadfitness,︎ Riley Ross @re_ross, Tom Sylvester @tsylvest)

LIVING THE TUBE LIFE
Committing your family’s lives to a YouTube lens can be exhilarating, especially as your content gains popularity. And once you’ve reached 100,000 subscribers, and your family has a devoted and expectant fan base, raising your kids amid breakneck production schedules can become a grind. These dads have built formidable followings online; they’ll tell you how they did it and how they keep it going. (Jorge Narvaez @narvaezjorge, Josh Darnit @joshdarnit, Jason Kreidman @DadUniv, Glen Henry @beleafmel)

12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 – 1:45 pm Marketplace/Coffee Break
1:45 – 2:45 pm Breakout Session 3

THE SERIOUS BUSINESS OF DAD JOKES
For every creative dad who writes hilarious content across the web, there are many more who want to. And whether you want to punch up your blog content or get more pieces published on humor websites and magazines, our panelists will recount their experiences (good, bad, and ugly) while providing the tools and information to expand your potential and book more gigs. (Andrew Knott @aknott21, Shannon Carpenter @hossmanathome, Chris Illuminati @chrisilluminati, Neal Pollack @nealpollack)

KNOWING YOUR EXPERTISE, KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
No matter how mature your influencer business is, it can always benefit from a comprehensive appraisal of its deliverables and potential revenue streams. This panel will cover the pros and cons of several options (book deals, coaching, events, you name it) and draw from personal and professional experience to help influencers find creative, lucrative ways to give the people what they want. (Roo Ciambriello @roociambriello, Beau Coffron @lunchboxdad, Jenny Guy @mediavine, Jamie Lieberman @iamjerseyjamie)

GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND THE GENERATION GAP
As if conversations between parents and teens weren’t challenging enough, modern teenagers are speaking a new language about gender identity and sexuality (which not enough people yet realize are not the same thing). Our panelists advocate for greater understanding and acceptance of a wider gender spectrum, especially when a lack of understanding drives a wedge between parents and children. (Doug Zeigler @scotchfulyyours, Nick North @epicdanger, Brent Almond @designerdaddy, Amber Leventry @amberleventry)

2:45 – 3:15 pm Marketplace/Coffee Break
3:15 – 3:20 pm Blogger Spotlight 5: Adam Cherepski @adamcherepski
3:30 – 5:00 pm Closing Presentation: Dax Shepard
5:15 – 5:30 pm Closing Remarks & Prize Announcements
5:30 – 6:30 pm Closing Toast

 

*Conference schedule subject to change