The Lowdown on the Hoedown: The 2016 guide to cool Sponsor stuff

dad2summit2016 Dad 2.0 Summit, Announcements, Uncategorized

Welcome to Summit Week! If you’ve been reading our newsletters, Facebook updates, tweets, and Instagram shares, then you’re aware of just how packed our conference schedule is. That’s why we’re here to help with this quick summary of what Dad 2.016’s sponsors are up to.

Dove Men+Care

Returning Title Sponsor Dove Men+Care is all about the #RealStrength of modern fatherhood. They’re also:

  • welcoming all of us with the Welcome Party on Thursday evening;
  • bringing our opening keynoter Brad Meltzer;
  • bringing NBA super-trainer Idan Ravin for our Friday morning #RealStrength fitness session;
  • treating us to a breakfast AND a lunch AND Happy Hour on Friday; and
  • displaying a Manifesto Wall (and running a contest!) that will showcase our pledges to continue shifting the outdated perception of masculinity and fatherhood and #RealStrength on Instagram and Twitter.

Here’s a rundown of some key points to look for when you interact with all of our other sponsors this weekend:

Kia Kia (#KIADAD) will shuttle you from the airport on Thursday, and you’ll be able to ride and/or drive some of their fine automobiles throughout the Summit. They’re also providing dessert for the Welcome Party, and you can sit for a professional headshot/photo in their suite. Smile!
LEGO Systems The Friday “Night at the Museum” event held at the Smithsonian will be a treat, with food and drink provided. So grab a coat, your sense of wonder, and your Dad 2.0 Summit badge to be a full-fledged #LEGODAD (and get a custom-made LEGO Dad 2.0 minifigure!).
Meta Meta is providing a #Heart2Heart moment with Michael Strahan and Mike Pesca on Saturday morning, and sponsoring the Friday afternoon snack break. Stop by their suite (Hirshhorn) suite to grab a quick bite and sustain your energy!
Best Buy After they take 50 attendees out for a drone experience, Best Buy will have lots of cool products, giveaways, and a sign-up for potential Blog Ambassadors in their Marketplace booth.
Lee Jeans Lee Jeans returns to Dad 2.0 to help us all keep our #LeeEdge by launching a brand new Xtreme product line. Stop by their suite (Sackler), and you’ll be among the first to to experience the comfort!
hello products hello products wants to make the world a friendlier place, starting with your mouth. Share your #BrushtimeConfessions, and thank them for sponsoring breakfast on Saturday.
Rheem You’ll be #RheemReady after you learn all about their new EcoNet™ Smart Home System, and learn about the “Internet of Things” at their Roundtable.
Domain.Me Put the ME in your website with the help of Domain.ME (#MentorME). Also, stop by their booth to design your own media kit!
Hashtracking Everyone likes to make a good impression. Hashtracking likes to count them for you.
Kidde Fire Safety Have you ever wondered who the firefighters are in your neighborhood? Kidde Fire Safety has a great campaign (#StepUpStandOut) to raise awareness of firefighting volunteers—ask them about it.
MemoryWeb Dad 2.0 is the public launch of the new MemoryWeb (#Dad2MemoryWeb) app, an amazing new way to sort and display your pictures online!
Nickelodeon Nickelodeon is hoping to meet parent bloggers interested in collaborating on their new site, Nickelodeon Parents. Are you a #NickDad?
Responsibility [dot] org If you enjoy a glass of bourbon (and the #Responsibility that goes with it), you’ll be happy to see sponsoring the Bourbon Bar at the Welcome Party.
Restonic Mattress Are you in need of some #DADrest? Of course you are. Restonic Mattress can help.
Smack Apparel That awesome Dad 2.0 t-shirt you get at registration? Smack Apparel made that.
SmartyPants Vitamins Want to be a #SmartyDad? The new men’s line of gummies (to be announced at Dad 2.0) from SmartyPants Vitamins can help!
YouTube YouTube (#YouTubeDads) will host a Roundtable Workshop about growing your respective audience. There will also be a team from YouTube Kids, so let them know how you like the app!


Please make sure you spend some time with each of our wonderful sponsors and share your interactions with them on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags provided—and don’t forget to add #dad2summit to everything you post!