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HomeDadCon 2017 - The 22nd Annual At-Home Dads Convention

National At-Home Dad Network

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM

HomeDadCon 2017 - The 22nd Annual At-Home Dads...

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Registration
Register between MARCH 1st and JUNE 1st, 2017, and SAVE $25!
Ended $140.00 $0.00
Includes all programming, meals during official activities, commemorative HomeDadCon 2017 t-shirt, and exclusive gifts from our sponsors.
Sep 16, 2017 $165.00 $0.00
Brian Dickson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Make a donation to the Brian Dickson Memorial Scholarship, which helps dads come to HomeDadCon who would not be able to otherwise for financial reasons. Thank you for your support!
Sep 18, 2017 Enter donation ($)

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As one of the longest-running fatherhood events in the country, HomeDadCon -- aka the Annual At-Home Dads Convention -- is now in its 22nd year, and is attended by some of the most involved fathers in the country to network, support and learn from each other.  It also attracts renowned authors, researchers and experts on parenting and child behavior as speakers, offering a chance for professional devleopment, specifically for dads. The unique and welcoming atmosphere of this low-pressure event is organized by volunteer dads, for dads, all who stay home with their kids, like you!

What Does Registration Include?

The registration fee includes all official Convention programming, as well as meals during official activities, an exclusive HomeDadCon 2017 t-shirt, and other goodies from our sponsors (TBA). Those who pay NAHDN Membership dues as part of their registration also are entitled to voting rights during our Annual Meeting, when members of the NAHDN Board of Directors are elected. If you are interested in running for a Board position, or finding out more about what is involved, please contact

Where Should I Stay?

The Doubletree by Hilton Portland is both our event venue and official hotel, and we highly recommend staying there. We're excited about how easy this will make it for attendees to get to the hotel/venue, and around the city, as the Doubletree is easily accessible by Portland's terrific MAX lightrail system, right from the airport.

The DoubleTree is offering a special discount HomeDadCon rate of $149/night for a Single Queen guestroom, or $169/night for a Double Queen or Single King guestroom.

Book your room now

Please be sure to book your room as soon as possible, as space is limited -- especially if you are arriving in Portland early! The special HomeDadCon rate ends August 23rd, 2017.

Why You Should Stay At The Official Hotel (even if it costs a little more than an alternative):

  • It supports the NAHDN: We are required to fill a large percentage of the rooms blocked out for our event, and if we do not meet that number then the organization is repsonsible to cover the rest. Staying at the official hotel helps ensure we can use event revenue towards putting on an amazing event rather than covering such extra costs.
  • It's easier: Staying at the same hotel where the event is taking place gives you several advantages all weekend, including eliminating any travel time or expense from hotel to venue, and additional time to network with other attendees.
  • Exclusives: This year there will be several HomeDadCon exclusives only for attendees who are guests at the DoubleTree. Details TBA.

Of course, if you would like to make other arrangements you are free to do so.

When Shoud I Arrive?

The "core programming" of HomeDadCon 2017 starts the evening of Thursday, September 14th, and ends in the afternoon of Saturday, September 16th.

To take full advantage of ALL activities before and after the "core programming", we suggest planning to arrive in Portland by noon on Thursday the 14th, and stay until 8pm on Saturday the 16th.

Depending on where they are travelling from, many attendees will be arriving on Wednesday, September 13th, and there will be some casual activities arranged for those attendees. Most attendees will use Sunday, September 17th as their travel home day, in order to have the opportunity for more socializing and exploring of the Portland area, or to simply make travel easier and less rushed. You do what works best for you!
Preliminary HomeDadCon 2017 Schedule (Subject to change)
Wednesday, Sep. 13
  • Casual early arrival activity in the evening ("Dad's Night Out")
Thursday, Sep. 14
  • Elective Pre-Convention activities (may require additional registration; space is limited)
  • Convention Eve official Welcome Party in the evening (open to all Attendees)
Friday, Sep. 15
  • Full day of programming
Saturday, Sep. 16
  • Full day of programming
  • Convention Dinner (open to all Attendees)
Sunday, Sep 17
  • Travel day for most attendees

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in becoming a Sponsor for HomeDadCon? We'd love to talk to you about how your brand can be involved in making HomeDadCon 2017 the best year yet. Questions? Please email for more information or to request a Sponsorship Packet.

Scholarship Program

Want to come to HomeDadCon 2017 but unsure how to make it work financially? If you (or someone you know) need financial assistance to help you attend, please apply for a Brian Dickson Memorial Scholarship at our convention website,

Refund Policy

A full refund may be requested up to 30 days before the Convention.

Be sure to post about the convention on social media using the hashtag #HomeDadCon!

Have questions about HomeDadCon 2017 - The 22nd Annual At-Home Dads Convention? Contact National At-Home Dad Network

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Doubletree by Hilton Portland
1000 Northeast Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM

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Providing advocacy, education, community, and support for families where fathers are the primary caregivers of their children. We champion a culture where fathers are seen as capable and competent parents.

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