Parenting Conference

Back in January, 92Y presented its first ever Parenting Conference for Dads – and NY1’s Shelley Goldberg was on hand to talk to dads and Parenting experts such as Michael Thompson.


Interview with Katie Couric on resources for new dads, new dad bootcamp and at-home fatherhood:

  • 10:00 amThe Evolution of Dad film excerpt (dir. Dana H. Glazer)
  • 10:05 am – Welcoming remarks from two parenting experts: Sally Tannen, Director of 92Y’s Parenting Center; Lance Somerfeld, co-founder of City Dads Group.
  • 10:10 amKeynote: Moving Past Your Own FatherDr. Michael Thompson, psychologist, author and speaker. Followed by Q&A. Watch here
  • 11:15 amThe Other F-Word film excerpt (dir. Andrea Blaugrand)
  • 11:25 amPanel 1: Juggling Dads: Finding Time for Work, Family and Play – with Dr. Stew Friedman, founder of the Wharton School’s Work/Life Integration Project and Simon Isaacs, founder, GATHER, and co-founder, Fatherly. Followed by Q&A. Watch here
  • 12:20-12:50 pmCatered lunch and “1000 Days: The Triumph of Dads” presented by Doug French, co-founder, Dad 2.0 Summit
  • 12:55 pmPanel 2: The Science of Fatherhood: How the Research is Changing the Conversation – with Dr. Michael Kimmel, author and renowned sociologist; Dr. James Curley, assistant professor at Columbia University; and Dr. Michael Thompson; Paul Raeburn, author, Do Fathers Matter? moderates; Followed by Q&A. Watch here
  • 2:00 pmPanel 3: Pursuing a Parenting Partnership – featuring parent-partners of varied backgrounds: Kipp Jarecke-Cheng and Mark Jarecke; Rob & Carolyn Candelino; and Matt Schneider and Priyanka Schneider. Eric Messinger, editor, New York Family, moderates. Followed by Q&A. Watch here
  • 2:55 pm – Closing remarks from Lance Somerfeld and Sally Tannen.
    Watch Lance on "Today"

Carolyn Candelino

Robert Candelino

James Curley

Doug French

Stew Friedman

Mark Jarecke

Kipp Jarecke-Cheng

Michael Kimmel

Eric Messinger

Paul Raeburn

Matt and Priyanka Schneider

Lance Somerfeld

Michael G. Thompson



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We would like to thank this year’s program partners: NYC Dads Group, New York Family and Fatherly.