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Why the Dad 2.0 Summit is the place you want to be!

Dad 2.0.

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 travellittle 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 NameBrandLocationInstagramFacebookTwitterYouTubeFirst Dad 2.0?
Casey PalmerCasey Palmer, Canadian DadToronto, ON2018
Ben KilloyMilitary Veteran DadMilton, WI2019
Matt ToddLife in the FishbowlIndianapolis, IN2020
Aaron YavelbergSleeping on the EdgeNew York, NY2018
Adam GertsacovDadapaloozaChicago, IL2012
Mitch ChaitinGayNYCDadNew York City, NY2015
Marlon GutierrezBeing PapaOrlando, FL2019
Vernon Gibbs IICoolminivandadNew Milford, NJ2018
Flor MercadoDad Style 99Orlando, FL2020
Brandon BillingerThe Rookie DadKansas City, KS2016
Joel GratcykDaddy's GroundedChicago, IL2014
Darren W CarterCarter's BBQCleveland , OH2016
Creed AnthonyMy Captain’s LogIndianapolis , IN2013
David L. StanleyDStan58Flint, MI2018
Mark FieldingThe Apocalypse DaddyLyon, FranceDad 2.0 Digital
Michael KaufmanDads For The Win (DadsFTW)New York City, NY2013
Roberto SantiagoAn Interdisciplinary LifeBerkeley, CA2016
Josh BensonHoward County DadsHoward County, MD2020
Gil Noriega & Victor AragonFandadsChicago , IL2016
Art EddyThe Art of FatherhoodNC2015