The New England
March 15th, 16th & 17th, 2023
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.
THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT!!!!
We have reached our capacity of 450 people and cannot take any more registrations. We look forward to seeing many of you in Newport this week and hope that the rest of you will consider joining us
Mother Nature is forecasted to remind us that it is
still winter in New England! The conference is going
to go on as scheduled (no refunds). Please travel to
Newport safely. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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). For March 2023, we are very excited to be returning to Newport, Rhode Island with the theme: Parents and Children Thriving Through Change.
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 2023 Keynote Presenters:
Zoro is a world-renowned drummer who has toured and recorded with Lenny Kravitz, Michael Jackson, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, New Edition, Bobby Brown, Earth, Wind & Fire and many more. He is also an award-winning author, dynamic storyteller, and motivational speaker.
Tanguler Gray serves as the Commissioner of the Office of Child Support Enforcement at the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.