Tonight, even as I write this, the Dad 2.0 Summit is kicking off in Houston, Texas, and it promises to be a lot of fun. The Dad 2.0 Summit is a fantastic collection of your favorite dad bloggers (and me) spending an entire weekend (Super Bowl weekend, no less) discussing fatherhood through writing, media, and brand outreach. The dress code is implied.
If you have been reading parent blogs for any length of time then you have probably heard of other blogging conferences, most of which are full of great information and wonderful people, but the majority of those focus primarily on moms, which, it turns out, dads are not.
The Dad 2.0 Summit, as a conference, works with brands that understand fathers are equally involved in household decisions—from grocery shopping to vacation planning, and are not the slapstick hangers-on that much of modern media would have us believe. We have feelings, too.
The conference, which is sold out, features prominent bloggers and newbies alike, on panels, readings, and conversations, sharing information on the business of blogging, growing an audience, the role of fatherhood, and a whole lot more. There is literally something for everyone, especially if they like karaoke and cooking contests.
Last year was the first Dad 2.0, and it was a very rewarding experience. Between the blogging and the bonding, the takeaway content was both hilarious and inspirational. It was a good time.
I will post a recap of the Dad 2.0 Summit after the conference is over to let you know how it goes, but please let me know if you have any specific questions or information that you would like me to search out and discuss. I’m here for you, blog reader.
And the karaoke.
Read more from Whit Honea at his site Honea Express and the popular group blog DadCentric. You can follow Whit on the Twitter or Pinterest (his opinions are his own and do not reflect those of Babble or most rational people).