Last updated on January 29th, 2022 at 08:49 pm
Dad 2.0, formerly known as the Dad 2.0 Summit, and 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?
Dad 2.0 Alumni | A List That Grows with Every Passing Year!
|Brand||Location||YouTube||First Dad 2.0?|
|Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad||Toronto, ON||2018|
|Military Veteran Dad||Milton, WI||2019|
|Life in the Fishbowl||Indianapolis, IN||2020|
|Sleeping on the Edge||New York, NY||2018|
|GayNYCDad||New York City, NY||2015|
|Being Papa||Orlando, FL||2019|
|Coolminivandad||New Milford, NJ||2018|
|Dad Style 99||Orlando, FL||2020|
|The Rookie Dad||Kansas City, KS||2016|
|Daddy's Grounded||Chicago, IL||2014|
|Carter's BBQ||Cleveland , OH||2016|
|My Captain’s Log||Indianapolis , IN||2013|
|The Apocalypse Daddy||Lyon, France||Dad 2.0 Digital|
|Dads For The Win (DadsFTW)||New York City, NY||2013|
|An Interdisciplinary Life||Berkeley, CA||2016|
|Howard County Dadd||Howard County, MD||2020|
|Fandads||Chicago , IL||2016|
|And So It Has Come to This||Austin, TX||2012|
|Daddy Realness||Hamilton, ON||2017|
|City Dads Group||New York , NY||2012|
|Always Home and Uncool||Boston , MA||2012|
|The Art of Fatherhood||NC||2015|