The New England


Fathering Conference

March 18th, 19th & 20th, 2020
Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island

COVID-19: The NEFC Planning Committee is very focused on being responsible in helping to prevent and delay the spread of corona virus (COVID-19)In response to a directive by Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Director of the RI Department of Health, we have cancelled the 21st Annual New England Fathering Conference, Focus on Dads! A 20/20 Vision that was scheduled to take place on March 18, 19, 20, 2020.


All room reservations made under our room block at the Newport Marriott and Newport Harbor Hotels have been cancelled by the hotels. You will receive cancellation confirmation via email.  Refunds for registration and CEU fees will be issued by the NEFC in the coming days.


For the latest information, resources and guidance related to COVID-19, please visit the National Centers for Disease Control at

We appreciate your patience and understanding and we hope to see you next year.   We will reconvene on March 17, 18, and 19, 2021 at the Newport Marriott Hotel, in Newport, Rhode Island!



The NEFC Planning Committee

Mar 17-19, 2021
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.  After a one-year break due to the potential spread of COVID-19, , we are very excited to be returning to Newport, Rhode Island in March of 2021.




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