FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 8, 2017

Procter & Gamble and Albertsons Companies to be Title Presenters for HomeDadCon 2017.

The 22nd Annual At-Home Dads Convention Will Bring Together Primary Caregiver Dads for “Professional Development for Professional Dads.”

HomeDadCon 2017

HomeDadCon 2017, Presented by P&G and Albertsons Companies, will take place in Portland, Oregon on September 14-16, 2017

Portland, OR — The National At-Home Dad Network (“NAHDN”) is thrilled to announce that Procter & Gamble (“P&G”) and Albertsons Companies will be the Title Presenters for HomeDadCon 2017, also known as the 22nd Annual At-Home Dads Convention.

“At P&G, we aspire to create a world free from gender bias, where everyone sees equal,” said Carolyn Tastad, NA Group President and sponsor of P&G’s Gender Equality work. “We are proud to support HomeDadCon because dads play a critical role in creating a gender-equal world for their sons and daughters.”

“I could not be more excited that Procter & Gamble and Albertsons Companies are coming on board to help us present HomeDadCon this year,” said Chris Routly, current President of the NAHDN Board of Directors. “Their support helps us put on an amazing weekend for attendees, at as low a cost as possible, but it also speaks volumes about how they are making a point to value the contributions that fathers who are primary caregiver for their children are making for their families. We’ll have more to come from our Presenters as we get closer to September on how they are stepping up to support primary caregiver dads, and we can’t wait to share.”

HomeDadCon organizers expect a record attendance for this, the 22nd year for one of the longest-running annual fatherhood conferences in America. Dads from across the country will convene to learn or improve parenting skills, network with other dads, hear from quality speakers and parenting experts, and advocate for fathers in regular caregiver roles for their families.

HomeDadCon 2017 will take place September 14-16 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, Oregon. The only convention of its kind in the nation, HomeDadCon is focused specifically on bringing together fathers who are a regular source of care for their children, regardless of their marital or employment status. The event is presented annually by the NAHDN, a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit, dedicated to providing advocacy, community, education, and support for families where fathers are in that caregiver role.

“People often ask me what HomeDadCon is all about, and we like to describe it as ‘professional development for professional dads,’ because we really embrace what we do for our families as our most important job.” said Routly. “We all want to learn to do that job even better, so as much as anyone else would go to a conference related to their vocation, we too want a chance to learn. As well, this is a great opportunity just to give at-home dads a chance to meet and get to know others who do the same job. It can be a life-changing experience for a dad who is isolated or feeling unsupported in his role as a caregiver.”

Hosting the convention this year locally is PDX Dads Group, a Meetup group for involved fathers in the Portland metropolitan area, and an affiliate of City Dads Group.

Registration is now open for HomeDadCon 2017 at HomeDadCon.org.

For more information:

For general information on HomeDadCon, see the convention webpage at: HomeDadCon.org, or email Donald Hudson, Convention Committee Chair, at: convention@athomedad.org

For HomeDadCon Sponsorship information, email David Rogers, Convention Sponsor Relations, at: sponsors@athomedad.org.

For more information on the National At-Home Dad Network, see the organization’s webpage at: AtHomeDad.org or email Chris Routly, NAHDN President, at: president@athomedad.org.

For more information on PDX Dads Group, see their Meetup page at: PDXDadsGroup.com