Dad 2.0 Summit 2013 in Review

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On Monday, Adam Gertsacov of DADaPalooza posted his review of the Dad 2.0 Summit in Houston (crossposted on NYC Dads Group) and it’s a great rundown for those of us who couldn’t make to trip to Texas this year:

In case you don’t know, Dad 2.0 is an annual conference that is an open conversation between dads and brands.  Some of the best and most influential Dad bloggers descended on Houston to talk about their work, meet with brands, talk about the changing perception of Fatherhood.)  The conference is not a “Best practice for being a dad” conference. (although tips were exchanged)  It was about being a better dad blogger, and being more vulnerable.

One of the founders, Doug French, said in the opening remarks was that this was where the Expectations get a little lofty.  I think the conference really did a great job of connecting and inspiring all of its participants.  I had a few moments that I thought were great, and I’d like to share them.

He provides a great rundown of what has become the national stay-at-home dad conference. It’s one I hope to attend in person someday.

If only it were a little closer. From what I’ve found online the last three Dad 2.0 Summits were in New Orleans, Austin, and Houston. In my opinion, it’s time for them to visit a different part of the country.

How about the Pacific Northwest? Yes, it’s a little rainy this time of year, but it’s still a beautiful part of the country. If you’re looking for a big city like New Orleans or Houston, you could put it in Seattle. Rather do something smaller? How about Portland? Want the college town atmosphere of Austin? How about Eugene?

Is that asking too much? Probably. Time to start saving up on airfare, I guess.


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