You can read my roundups and takeaways of previous conferences, but I think it's the best primarily because of the size. It's small enough that you (and by this I mean me) can really make connections with other bloggers and with brand representatives. I'm not a blogger with a huge following-- I have a couple of hundred loyal followers, but it's not like I'm a blogging celebrity. And I'm not writing this blog to make money. I make a little here and there, but most of what I make goes into either the hosting costs or attending conferences like this!)
I write to share my ideas and opinions, and to bond with other families who might be interested in engaging in conversation. And this conference is great for that.
The content is good at the conference, but it's pretty good at all the conferences.
(Here's the Program : http://www.dad2summit.com/schedule2016)
The big difference for me is that of course this is aimed at me directly as a dad. (Most of the blogger conferences are aimed at women-- there's a huge disconnect sometimes in the message.)
|Just some of the great Dad Bloggers I've met through Dad 2.0. I'm in the Green Jacket 4th from the right.|
I'm also looking forward to meeting new guys, so if you are new to the conference, please stop me and say Hi!
Of course, a conference like this needs SPONSORS. The conference cost would be a lot more (and probably a lot less interesting) if the sponsors didn't show up.
Below is the list of BRANDS/SPONSORS who will be in attendance: (some of them are in-kind sponsors or media sponsors- I think that means they didn't pay anything to attend, which is perfectly okay with me, as long as they are bringing something of value to the conversation.)
Many of these brands are in it for the long haul. They've sponsored multiple years, they've really tried to engage with dads and issues around being a dad, and they are in general good people.
If you're already a fan of these brands, give them some twitter love, and if you don't yet know them, get to know them. They are on the side of the good guys, and dads everywhere will thank you. (At least this dad will!)
See you at the conference!
|Kidde Fire Safety||#StepUpStandOut||@KiddeSafety|
|City Dads Group||@CityDadsGroup|
|Life of Dad||@LifeOfDadShow|
|National At-Home Dad Network||@HomeDadNet|