About the Convention

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The 21st Annual At-Home Dads Convention will be held in Raleigh, NC, on October 7-9, 2016.

Oct. 7 – Official Pre-Convention Activities and evening Welcome Party!
Oct. 8-9 – Two full days of programming!

Additional elective activities, such as tours of local sights, volunteer opportunities, and a “Dad’s Night Out,” will take place on Thursday, October 6th for those who have arrived. Details TBA.


Venue and Official Hotel

The 21th Annual At-Home Dads Convention will take place in the fantastic event space at Marbles Kids Museum, located at 201 East Hargett Street in Raleigh, NC. For general museum information, please call 919.834.4040 or check out their website.

Our official hotel is once again the Raleigh Marriott City Center, located at 500 Fayetteville Street in Raleigh, just a few blocks from Marbles Kids Museum. Watch for links here after Registration opens, to book your room at our special Convention rate.

More About the Convention

The Annual At-Home Dads Convention is organized by the National At-Home Dad Network, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to connecting stay-at-home dads. To read more about last year’s record-breaking event, visit here.

Since the beginning, the Annual At-Home Dads Convention has sought to accomplish two goals:

  • Connect stay-at-home dads.
  • Enhance their parenting skills.

Nearly all the sessions are facilitated discussions which provide the at-home dads in attendance the opportunity to ask questions and offer comments to the experts.

While stay-at-home dads are doing the same job as stay-at-home moms, their methods, interests and challenges are vastly different. Connecting with other at-home dads removes the isolation some stay-at-home dads feel and provides a peer network for support. It also empowers at-home dads to rally against stigma that others may have against men who leave the workforce to care for their children.

Aside from these important connections, stay-at-home dads are first and foremost, parents. They struggle with behavioral challenges, potty training and child education issues. The National At-Home Dad Network brings in the best parenting experts in the country to give at-home dads new tools and strategies that help them raise their children. And these experts understand and embrace the fact that dads parent differently than moms.

Please visit the Event Schedule to see what happened at last year’s Convention.

Here are reports from previous Conventions: