The National At-Home Dad Network announces our:
HomeDadCon 2019 Speakers
First Round of Presenters
Dr. Anna Machin, Evolutionary Anthropologist, Oxford. Top left.
Mark A. Meier, MSW, LISCW, Face It Foundation. Top right.
Brian P. Heilman, Senior Research Officer, Promundo-US. Lower left.
Dr. Leslie C. Bell, LCSW, Berkeley.  Lower Right.

HomeDadCon 2019 is just 101 days away!

We are excited to share with you our first round of speakers selected to present at the 24th Annual At-Home Dad Convention. Minneapolis is shaping up to be both a great opportunity to meet other dads and relax, and a chance to converse with some of the top fatherhood and parenting researchers in the world. 

  • Dr. Anna Machin is an Evolutionary Anthropologist, author and researcher at Oxford, whose work includes but is not limited to: researching the role fatherhood plays in our lives, the bond fathers have with their newborn children, and the way our closest relationships effect our parenting.  Her parenting guide The Life Of Dad: The Making of a Modern Father, was published in June 2018.
  • Mark Meier is the Founder and Executive Director of the Face It Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused specifically on the needs of men with depression and suicide prevention. His foundation’s mission includes providing peer support, education, social activities, tools, and training to men who want to recover and take their lives back.
  • Brian Heilman is a lead researcher at Promundo-US where his work focuses on gender based violence, harmful masculine norms, and broader gender equality. He co-authors Promundo’s State of the World’s Fathers report, and is lead author on The Man Box study, that looks at young men and how a rigid view of masculinity negatively affects their lives.
  • Dr. Leslie Bell is a sociologist and psychotherapist coming to us from Berkeley. She is researching couples, where one partner is a primary care-giving father, and the impact that race, culture, sexuality, and class have on them. Her previous research into young adult women and their challenges navigating sexuality, sexual freedom, and relationships culminated in her book Hard To Get: 20-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom.

Our presenters will be sharing their knowledge on fatherhood, parenting, relationships, health, and current research about your role as an engaged dad.  We would love to see you at HomeDadCon September 26th, 27th and 28th.  Get your ticket, book your hotel room, and find all the information at our website

Want to get out kayaking on the Mississippi with REI and the National At-Home Dad Network? If there is enough interest, Thursday morning REI Outdoor School will lead a group of dads on a guided tour of the river. Contact if kayaking sounds like something you’d be interested in doing.
Correction: In a previous update, we mistakenly announced September 1st as the last day to reserve your hotel room with Embassy Suites.  The correct date is August 27th.  To ensure our convention discounted room rate, the National At-Home Dad Network room block requires booking your room prior to August 27th.  We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.