Three weeks from right now, we’ll be in the middle of the most exhilaratingly frenetic day of our year: 14 hours of programming on the conference’s pivotal day. And this week, we have two big, bookend announcements for the “Friday Fourteen” for Dad 2.016:
- We’ll begin with the annual Friday Fitness session, hosted once again by Title Sponsor Dove Men+Care, with NBA supertrainer Idan Ravin, and we’ll all be fit as a free throw by breakfast.
- And after a breathtaking array of keynotes, breakouts, workshops, mingling, and swag, LEGO Systems will take ticketed attendees out for an innovative “Night at the Museum!
This is also the last Friday when Dad 2.016 tickets will still be available, as we expect this latest news to move our last few tickets out the door. If you can’t make it to DC, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay in the know (look for the #dad2summit hashtag)!
IN THE NEWS
USA Today shared the heartwarming story of Paul Martin, a father who has been in a wheelchair for 17 years, who overcame his fears to dance with his daughter at her wedding:
Sian Griffiths and Josh Boswell at The Sunday Times (UK) write how dads feel work-life strain, too.
Rebecca Ruiz at Mashable writes “Why Mark Zuckerberg is the kind of dad America needs now” and quotes Dad 2.0 alumni Scott Behson and Doyin Richards.
Peyton Manning may be going to another Super Bowl, but the star of his press conference was his proud 4-year-old son:
- At his self-titled blog, Buzz Bishop shares “What It’s Like Being an Introvert.”
- On Pancakes & Cider, Isom Kuade articulates an unspoken parental worry in a letter to his son: “Please Don’t Grow Up to be a Shitty Person.”
- Vincent O’Keefe, contributing to City Dads Group, writes about the examples we set in “How to Foster a Child’s Self-Confidence.”
- Doug Zeigler at Scotchfully Yours takes on the little things in “A Mantra Amongst the Dishes.”
- Charlie Capen of How To Be A Dad explains the responsibility that all fathers have in “Why Dads with Sons Should Care About Girls’ Issues.”