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The New England


Fathering Conference

March 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2024
Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island

Greetings! The 24th annual New England Fathering Conference will be in Newport, Rhode Island on March 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2024! This year's conference theme is Healthy Fathers, Families and Communities.


Thank you to those of you who have registered and will be joining us in Newport in March.  Hopefully others of you will be able to join us in March 2025 (details and location to be announced at this year's conference).

We've also SOLD OUT the room block at the Newport Marriott; but don't worry, we've got you covered.  If you're registered for the conference and still need a room, go to our HOTEL PAGE for a link and details to reserve your discounted room at the Newport Harbor Hotel (while supplies last).

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24th Annual New England
Fathering Conference
Mar 20 - 22, 2024
Newport Marriott
25 America's Cup Avenue Newport, RI 02840
Discount rooms at the Marriott are SOLD OUT!  Details about an alternate hotel are available on the HOTEL PAGE of this website.
About the New England Fathering 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).  In March 2023, we were very excited to  return to Newport, Rhode Island where we sold out our 23rd annual conference.  In March 2024 we will once again be in Newport, this year with the theme Healthy Fathers, Families and Communities.THE 2024 CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT



We are fortunate to have experts and leaders in the field of work with fathers, families and the systems that care for them to present

at our conference this year.  Our keynote presenters are specially selected to speak on topics of importance to fathers

and graciously attend our conference to inform and inspire the agencies that work with them.

The New England Fathering Conference's 2024 Keynote Presenters:

         Patrick J. Patterson       Katie Pahigiannis         Haner Hernández



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