Dad 2.0, which may arguably be the biggest conference for dads, is an event that’s been on my radar for a while. Ever since becoming a Dad in 2013 and getting to know fellow Canadian Dad Bloggers like Chris Read and Buzz Bishop, they kept mentioning this amazing conference that I’d have to travel a little farther than usual to attend. And it got me interested—I walked into fatherhood without many ties to other dads in the beginning, so the idea of building a crew of dads I could mesh with was always attractive, but you need to go ready to make the most of the experience if you’re crossing national borders to do it!
It’s got me out to three Dad 2.0s so far:
So Why Dad 2.0?
Despite the fact that it costs an arm and a leg to get to Dad 2.0 from Canada, and the conversion rate’s never in our favour for hotels, I go to Dad 2.0 partly for the programming and partly to explore new towns. Mostly I go to reconnect with my people who I usually only see online.
Dad 2.0’s the latest in a long series of conferences I’ve been to over the years, giving me the chance to connect with other dads in ways I rarely get to back home. Sharing that’s painfully honest. Dads willing to challenge the stereotype. For me personally, it’s led to podcast appearances, co-hosting Brothers in Booze, and just having a community of like-minded men I wouldn’t have found otherwise.
It’s a community so good, in fact, that I’d love for you to know them, too! To help you out, I’m assembling a list of the conference alumni so you can see what they have to say about fatherhood. After all, no two of our journeys are exactly the same, so you’ll probably want to check as many of them out as possible, right?
If you want to add your name to list, all it takes is a few moments to fill out the form I’ve put together, and then you should see yourself added to the list within 24 hours!
Dad 2.0 Alumni | A List That Grows with Every Passing Year!
|Creator Name||Brand||Location||YouTube||First Dad 2.0?|
|Casey Palmer||Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad||Toronto, ON||2018|
|Ben Killoy||Military Veteran Dad||Milton, WI||2019|
|Matt Todd||Life in the Fishbowl||Indianapolis, IN||2020|
|Aaron Yavelberg||Sleeping on the Edge||New York, NY||2018|
|Adam Gertsacov||Dadapalooza||Chicago, IL||2012|
|Mitch Chaitin||GayNYCDad||New York City, NY||2015|
|Marlon Gutierrez||Being Papa||Orlando, FL||2019|
|Vernon Gibbs II||Coolminivandad||New Milford, NJ||2018|
|Flor Mercado||Dad Style 99||Orlando, FL||2020|
|Brandon Billinger||The Rookie Dad||Kansas City, KS||2016|
|Joel Gratcyk||Daddy's Grounded||Chicago, IL||2014|
|Darren W Carter||Carter's BBQ||Cleveland , OH||2016|
|Creed Anthony||My Captain’s Log||Indianapolis , IN||2013|
|David L. Stanley||DStan58||Flint, MI||2018|
|Mark Fielding||The Apocalypse Daddy||Lyon, France||Dad 2.0 Digital|
|Michael Kaufman||Dads For The Win (DadsFTW)||New York City, NY||2013|
|Roberto Santiago||An Interdisciplinary Life||Berkeley, CA||2016|
|Josh Benson||Howard County Dads||Howard County, MD||2020|
|Gil Noriega & Victor Aragon||Fandads||Chicago , IL||2016|
|Art Eddy||The Art of Fatherhood||NC||2015|