Announcement season is going fast and furious, and as we plan our editorial calendar to include our Roundtable Workshops, Knowledge Bar participants, and User Experience (UX) sessions, we’d like to introduce you to a great group of Dad 2.015 sponsors:
You know that moment when you think you see a robot coming your way, but then a quick double take proves it was only a fancy sports car? As Hasbro will show you, IT WAS A ROBOT! Hasbro’s Transformers: Robots in Disguise, from the new animated series and mobile app, are now a Dad 2.0 Summit sponsor, so everything’s cool. Unless that robot was a Decepticon, in which case you should probably run.
And don’t forget to pack some (fake) heat, because Hasbro’s iconic Nerf brand is bringing its new mega-sized launchers to San Francisco. You’ll also sample the Nerf Zombie Strike, which 1) puts you in the battle to defend against a zombie invasion, and 2) makes a reference to “The Walking Dad” almost sound clever! (Dad puns!)
Remember your first car? And that feeling of power and speed as it rolled across the kitchen floor and into the dining room? Hot Wheels has been thrilling children since 1968, and since your kids probably love them, too, we’re completely gassed up to announce Hot Wheels as a Dad 2.0 Summit sponsor.
Apart from the speed that Hot Wheels will bring to the track, you’ll also check out Hot Wheels® Speedometry™, a free-to-use curriculum utilizing Hot Wheels toys to teach the FUNdamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). That’s a race that every child should win.
ScholarShare is California’s 529 college savings plan, something every dad should know about. ScholarShare accounts can be opened with as little as $25, and all earnings are tax-free. The funds can be used at eligible schools nationwide for a variety of qualified expenses, including fees, books, supplies, and certain room and board costs. We are really happy (and a little relieved) to have ScholarShare’s financial experts with us to discuss saving for college; it’ll be here sooner than you think!
Kidde Fire Safety
It’s great to have Kidde back at Dad 2.0 this year, because dads love the safety and peace of mind provided by Kidde’s Worry-Free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. These things are powered by a 10-year lithium battery that provides 24/7 fire and CO protection, and makes hunting for that annoying low-battery chirp at 3am a thing of the past. And now, Kidde Fire Safety is launching RemoteLync, which helps you stay connected to home on your smartphone or tablet, and addresses alarms in real time, even when you’re out of town. When an alarm triggers the device, RemoteLync communicates via a free app that can be customized to notify an entire network, including neighbors and family, or even call 911 directly. How cool is that?
We’re in the home stretch, Summiteers! Since we’re two weeks out, we hope you’ve got your flight confirmations in hand. And if you’re one of those last-second hotel-room bookers, take note that our $199/night rate at the Park Central Hotel San Francisco expires tomorrow!