The New England
March 15th, 16th & 17th, 2023 (W/Th/F)
Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island
Greetings! The 23rd annual New England Fathering Conference will be in Newport, Rhode Island on March 15th, 16th and 17th, 2023! This year's conference theme is Parents and Children Thriving Through Change.
The CALL FOR PAPERS for workshops to be presented in March 2023 closed on Friday, November 4th, 2022 and the Planning Committee is busy selecting the best workshops for this year's conference.
Registration information and other details will be announced in December. If you haven't already, we encourage you to join our mailing list (below) so that you're always up to date on all things related to the New England Fathering Conference.
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.