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NFI Co-Sponsored Conference Coming Soon: Call for Proposals Open

Posted by Melissa Byers

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Aug 2, 2018


We have an important announcement to share!

The Fatherhood Coalition of Tarrant County (FCTC) in partnership with National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) is hosting its 3rd Regional Fatherhood Conference on the South campus of Tarrant County College on Friday November 9, 2018. The theme, “Best Practices for Engaging 21st Century Fathers,” is designed to bring together public and private sector professionals interested in research-based best practices and innovations to engage fathers and support families.

Conference Focus
This 1-day conference will bring together policymakers and practitioners from diverse backgrounds and perspectives—including all levels of government, educators, nonprofit organizations, program administrators, business professionals, and community leaders.

The conference will focus on strategies in the following areas:

  • Reentry
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Social/Emotional Support
  • Parenting
  • Other Related Issues

Attendees will enjoy concurrent sessions, vendor displays, networking opportunities, and much more!

The day will kick-off with a continental networking breakfast and resource exhibitors. Also featured will be award presentations to outstanding local fathers recognized during the Coalition’s Annual Tarrant County Fathers Hall of Fame Luncheon. Conference registration includes admission to the award luncheon. The luncheon will feature entertainment and great food as the FCTC spotlights outstanding fathers making a difference in the lives of their children and the community.

Conference Agenda

7:00 a.m. - Registration opens
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Opening Plenary Session- Robin Y. McDonald, Esq.
9:45 a.m. - 11:00a.m. - Concurrent Breakout Sessions (TBA)*
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Fathers Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Concurrent Breakout Sessions (TBA)*
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - "Voices of Fathers" Closing Plenary- Felicia Murray, Ph.D
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Concurrent Breakout Sessions (TBA)*

*Concurrent breakout sessions will address the conference theme of engagement in the areas of Marketing, Education, Reentry, Workforce, and Parenting. The full list of conference sessions and speakers will be posted soon.

Call for Proposals: Due Monday Sept. 3, 2018

The FCTC currently seeks proposals for speakers and presentations that match well with the aforementioned conference topics. Speakers will be accepted from any state and organization.

Proposals are due by Monday, September 3rd. Participants will be notified of selection no later than Sunday, September 30th.

Please click here to fill out the proposal application.

Registration Details: Early Bird Registration Until Oct. 5!

Early Bird Registration is just $50 until October 5th! (Plus Eventbrite registration fee.)

Register now to attend the “Best Practices for Engaging 21st Century Fathers” Regional Fatherhood Conference!

For all inquiries about the conference—such as attending the conference or submitting a proposal—please contact Mervil Johnson of the FCTC via email at or via phone at (817) 413-4438. Do not direct your inquiries to NFI staff as we are not involved in planning the conference.


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