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The New England


Fathering Conference

March 14th, 15th & 16th, 2023
Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island

Greetings! The 23rd annual New England Fathering Conference will be in Newport, Rhode Island on March 14th, 15th and 16th, 2023! This year's conference theme is Parents and Children Thriving Through Change.  

The CALL FOR PAPERS for March 2023 is out and the Planning Committee encourages you to submit your workshop proposals right away (the deadline is Wednesday, October 19, 2022). 

To submit, please download this Word .doc, fill it out completely, and email to by Wednesday, October 19th. 

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23rd Annual New England Fathering Conference
March 14th - 16th, 2023
Newport Marriott
25 America's Cup Avenue Newport, RI 02840
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About Our Conference

The New England Fathering Conference (NEFC) was initiated in Massachusetts in 1999 and was held there annually until the Planning Committee decided to rotate the event around the New England region every two years. We’ve continued hosting successful conferences in Connecticut (2008, 2009 and again in 2016 and 2017), Rhode Island (2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015) and Maine (2012 and 2013), each with 300-400 attendees and presenters from across New England and beyond! We then brought the conference to Springfield Massachusetts for 2018 and 2019, highlighting how our work with fathers supports the legacy they are creating for their children and celebrating our 20th annual event.   In 2020, 2021, and 2022 COVID-19 prevented the NEFC from meeting in person, but our work continued online.  In 2020, we offered a three-part webinar series for fatherhood professionals, in 2021, we offered eight workshops at four quarterly sessions to keep folks engaged, and in March 2022 we hosted an online conference (Opportunities for a New Beginning).  For March 2023, we are very excited to be returning to Newport, Rhode Island with the theme: Parents and Children Thriving Through Change.



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