SFN Virtual Conference 2024

2024 SFN Dads Virtual Conference

For the past four years 21CD has hosted the Special Fathers Network Dads Virtual Conference. Hundreds of dads from across the U.S. and from a dozen countries have participated.
 
Virtually all the presenters are SFN Mentor Fathers or others who are involved in the special needs community. Attendees self-select tracks based on their interests to customize their experience.

Conference Schedule

CLICK HERE to view the 2023 Conference Sessions
CLICK HERE to view the 2022 Conference Sessions
CLICK HERE to view the 2021 Conference Sessions
CLICK HERE to view the 2020 Conference Sessions
 
Videos of the sessions are posted at www.21stCenturyDads.org
and also on the 21CD YouTube Channel.

Schedule (All Times are CST)

Saturday, May 20th, 2023

8:00 – 8:15am
Welcome, Overview, Anthem

Wayne Messmer, David Hirsch
CONFERENCE VIDEO

8:15 – 8:30am
SFN Mastermind, Meetups & Resources
Duncan Keya, Nathan Woerner

8:30 – 8:45am
Overcoming Adversity
Frank McKinney
CONFERENCE VIDEO

8:45 – 9:00am
You Don’t Have To Be Blind To See
Jim Stovall
CONFERENCE VIDEO

9:00 – 9:45am
Session #1
Early Intervention – Sarah Putt  CONFERENCE VIDEO
Athletics & Other Activities – Rooster Rossiter 
Employment & Finding Purpose – Mark Cronin – CONFERENCE VIDEO

9:45 – 10:15am
Networking Session #1

10:15 – 10:45am
Session #2
Siblings & Family Balance – DJ Joss
Self Care – Dr. Judson Brandeis – CONFERENCE VIDEO
Residential & Housing Alternatives – Paul Koza

10:45 – 11:15am
Networking Session #2

11:15 – 11:30am
Putting Disability In Perspective
Temple Grandin
CONFERENCE VIDEO

11:30-11:45am
Everyone Has A Story
Joe Mantegna
CONFERENCE VIDEO

11:45 – 12:00pm
Wrap Up and Next Steps
David Hirsch
CONFERENCE VIDEO