Early Bird Registration Opens for HomeDadCon 2017 in Portland, Oregon.

The Annual At-Home Dads Convention Brings Together Primary Caregiver Dads for “Professional Development for Professional Dads.”

Portland, OR — Organizers expect record attendance at HomeDadCon, also known as the Annual At-Home Dads Convention, and today opened Early Bird Registration for the event. HomeDadCon is one of the longest-running fatherhood conferences in America, where stay-at-home dads from across the country learn or improve parenting skills, network with other dads, hear from quality speakers and parenting experts, and advocate for fathers in caregiver roles for their families. This year, HomeDadCon 2017 will take place from September 14-16, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, Oregon.

HomeDadCon 2017 will take place September 14-17, 2017, in Portland, Oregon

Founded in Chicago in 1996, this will mark HomeDadCon’s 22nd year, and the first time it has been hosted on the west coast since 2008. The only convention of its kind, HomeDadCon is focused specifically on bringing together fathers who are the regular primary caregivers for their children, regardless of their marital or employment status. The event is presented annually by the National At-Home Dad Network (NAHDN) a 501c(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy for such fathers. Hosting the convention this year is PDX Dads Group, a local Meetup group for fathers in the Portland metropolitan area.

Some of the attendees at HomeDadCon 2015 in Raleigh, NC.

“I’ve been an at-home dad for about 8 years now with my two boys, and this will be my sixth HomeDadCon. I really wish I’d found out about it sooner, because going to it is the single best thing I do each year to help me be the best dad I can be, and really embrace the important role I play,” says NAHDN Board of Directors President Chris Routly, a resident of Portland himself. Chris is thrilled that the organization he now leads is bringing HomeDadCon to his beloved city. “I like to describe HomeDadCon as ‘professional development for professional dads,’ because we embrace what we do for our families as our jobs, and we all want to learn to do them better, as much as anyone else who would go to a conference related to their vocation. Often, support and resources for at-home dads are severely lacking, so we try to provide some of that, as well as just give these guys a chance to meet and get to know others who do the same job. I could not be happier that it’s finally coming to Portland. I know that what I do as a caregiver dad is still, in many ways, a non-traditional role. But this city has been very welcoming and accepting of my family, and I’m excited for HomeDadCon attendees to experience that.”

Early Bird Registration is now open for HomeDadCon, offering a reduced price for registering before June 1st. HomeDadCon is now also open to receiving applications for potential speakers and breakout topics, as well as seeking both national and local brands interested in sponsoring the event.

For more information:

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

For HomeDadCon Sponsorship information, email David Rogers, Convention Sponsor Relations, at:

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

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