If you’re looking for one piece of data that defines Dad 2.015, it’s that attendance is up 40% from last year. That translates to more than 350 attendees, interacting with 19 sponsors over the course of 27 hours of programming! This can seem like a daunting schedule to stay on top of, so here’s a short and sweet summation of what our sponsors are up to.
Our three-time defending champion of fatherhood and Title Sponsor Dove Men+Care is bringing a whole lotta ruckus. They’ve got the tricked-out sponsor suite in the Concordia meeting room, right across the foyer from the main ballroom, with the barber services and amenities you’ve come to expect. They’re also:
- bringing our opening keynoter Michael Kimmel;
- running our Friday morning #RealStrength yoga session;
- treating us to fine wines at their Friday evening tasting; and
- hoping Dad 2.0 attendees will share their stories of #RealStrength here for a chance to win one of six prize packages.
You’re going to see a lot of mention of Dove Men+Care this weekend, mostly because we want the world to remember they’ve been with us since the beginning, and supporting dads long before it was cool.
And here’s a rundown of some key points to look for when you interact with all of our sponsors this weekend:
|Arctic Cove||Dads are the hot ticket these days, but even we need to cool down now and again. Stop by the booth and find out how you can be the #coolestDad.|
|Best Buy||What do Moto 360, Dyson, and Go Pro have in common? You, #BESTDAD.|
|Blurb||Great ideas make great books, and they are also nice to share over lunch with a group of interesting people. Blurb is providing lunch on Friday, the ideas are up to you.|
|Embassy Suites||Planning your next family vacation? Stop by breakfast on Friday and get some travel hacks to make your trip easier. #ESDadHacks|
Go for the #Nerf and stay for the #TransformersRID raffle. You could win Transformers toys for a year!
|Hot Wheels||Want to help your kids have fun with math and science? Their Speedometry free-to-download curriculum and activities can do just that. Nice job, #HotWheelsDads.|
|Kia Motors||The #KiaDad team isn’t just providing rides from the airport and scheduling Ride-and-Drives around the city; look for their Friday roundtable discussion on corporate social responsibility with recent CNN Hero award recipient Derreck Kayongo!|
|Kidde Fire Safety||Do you like the worry-free safety? How about staying connected? Then you are #RemoteLyncDad material. Swing by and learn more!|
|KIND Healthy Snacks||Looking to fill your day with a spicy, bold snack? KIND is making that happen on Friday so you can #GrabHungerByTheNuts.|
|Lee® Jeans||Do you like cold beer and stylish pants? Of course you do, because you’re a #LeeModernDad. Head to Lee’s suite to learn more!|
|LEGO®||#LEGODAD is sending us to Lucasfilm on Friday night, and be sure to stop by their massive booth in front of the main ballroom to chat about the world’s favorite building system.|
|NETGEAR||#LifeConnected is so much easier with an AT&T Unite Mobile Hotspot. Stop by and see for yourself.|
Like photos? And sightseeing in San Francisco? Come to the lobby and join the #PicMonkeyDad2 Photo Walk on Thursday at 2pm, and bring your photos to PicMonkey’s hands-on UX session on Friday to learn how to bring out their inner awesome.
|RYOBI Power Tools||
Remember wood shop? #DadsRockRYOBI is taking us back, and this time we’re building something practical. Come learn how to use their RYOBI ONE+ tool system!
|ScholarShare||Want to get the 411 on the 529? Of course you do, because you’re a caring parent and college is expensive. Come speak to a financial adviser at the Knowledge Bar about saving strategies and the #CA529Plan|
What goes great with your morning vitamins? Breakfast! And that’s why #SmartyDad is providing yours on Saturday.
|STŌK Grills||There’s a #STOKRevolution coming, and STŌK wants to expand its ambassador influence program and talk about best grilling practices.|
|TreeTop||Visit the #TreeTopPlaybook to hear their story. and engage with their products. Chances are you’ll want to share the experience with the world.|