We're excited that our fellow City Dads Group in Portland, Oregon -- PDX Dads Group -- is the official host group this year for the National At-Home Dad Network's annual convention, HomeDadCon! Early Bird Registration is now open, so it's a great time to reserve your spot and save some money.
HomeDadCon is one of the longest running fatherhood conferences in the nation, and this year marks the 22nd year. Taking place September 14-16, 2017 (plus additional activities elective activities before official programming begins) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland, organizers expecting 200 at-home dads to descend on Portland from across the country (and beyond) for a time of professional development as dads... AND to get a well deserved break from the grind of being the primary parent.
You can find out more and register at http://HomeDadCon.org
"I'm not really a 'stay-at-home dad.' Is this for me?"
The programming is designed with dads who are regularly the primary caregiver of their child(ren) in mind. If that's you -- even part time, and regardless of marital or employment status -- then yes, this is definitely for you. And even if it's not, you're still welcome, and much of the programming is appropriate for any involved, hands-on dad.
"Can/should I bring my kids?"
While some attendees bring their families to the HomeDadCon host city with them in order to enjoy some of the sights before or after the convention, HomeDadCon itself is generally not for children, and cannot not provide child care. In addition, many attendees feel that some of their favorite aspects of HomeDadCon are the after-hours time spent with other dads, so bringing your family could mean less time to just relax with your fellow fathers."