Man Alive! Fall 2009

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DADCON 2018: A Conference on Fatherhood

New Mexico Men’s Wellness invites you to the 34th NMMW Fall Conference, DADCON 2018, a retreat for fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and mentors at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu New Mexico.  The retreat runs from Thursday Evening, October 25th through Sunday, October 28th at noon.   

Becoming a better father is good for our children, our partners, our selves, and our world. At DADCON 2018 a large group of fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and mentors will gather in the majesty of Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM for four days of support and exploration.

DADCON 2018 is the 34th annual fall conference of NMMW, a life-changing retreat where men of all walks support one another on the path to becoming stronger, healthier, and happier.

At DADCON we’ll celebrate fatherhood, come to terms with today’s changing father roles, and discuss the complexities of loving and working in the modern world.

Some of us are fathers, all of us are sons.  DADCON 2018 is not just for dads. We’ll also take an honest look at our own fathers and the line of fathers that brought us to this place in time.

Registration

The registration fee for the Conference is $325.00 per person regardless of the accommodations chosen.  We want as many men to participate and don’t want money to be a barrier.  To this end we are making scholarship support available at two levels to those who need it: Men with a moderate financial need can register for $225.00 (a $100.00 scholarship).  Men with a significant financial need can register for $75.00 (a $250.00 scholarship).

Registration is now open.  Both online registration  (complete an online registration form and pay with a credit card or PayPal) and mail-in registration (print and complete a registration form and mail it with your check) are available.  Click on the proper button (above left or below right) to get to the registration page of your choosing.  Ghost Ranch includes campsites for a limited number of RV sites with hookups and spaces for tent campers that can also be reserved; registration forms include options for these accommodations.  There is a limit of 85 men at the Conference, so all are encouraged to register as early as possible.  When the registration limit is reached, we will open a wait-list for any cancellations that may open up later.  Registrations must be received by no later than September 24.  Those whose registrations are received after September 24 cannot be guaranteed a place at the conference. 

Registration fees include all Conference activities, three-nights accommodations, and all meals from Friday breakfast through Sunday breakfast.  Special food requirements including vegetarian and gluten-free options are available; please indicate your requirements on your registration form.

NMMW works very hard to keep Conference cost as low as possible so the largest number of men can attend and participate.  We are a 501(c)(3) Educational Nonprofit Corporation.  It is by your support that we can continue to hold valuable trans-formative events for men that are also affordable.  To this end, the registration form includes a section where you can add a scholarship or general fund donation to help us continue to do this.  Anything you can contribute will be appreciated and put to good use.

Online registrations will be confirmed via Email generated when you register.  Mail-in registrations will be confirmed by Email from the registrar.  All who have registered will receive additional information a couple of weeks in advance of the conference with driving directions, basic logistics, what you should plan to bring with you, and material specific to Conference activities.

A note on special dietary needs at Ghost Ranch: Ghost Ranch requests that we inform them of any special dietary needs; please complete this section if it applies to you. They will make vegetarian entrees available at all meals, and will attempt to provide gluten free items but cannot guarantee it.  They do not have the ability to meet  more complicated dietary requirements.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact the registrar, Steve Nojek via Email (registernmmwfall2018@gmail.com) or telephone (505 803-4788).  Our webmaster, Jim Connolly (jrc347@gmail.com; 505 550-2433) can assist with any issues that arise related to online registrations.

Got Questions?

Below is the list of Men who should be contacted if you have questions about the conference either in advance of your registration of afterwards.

Michael Sheppard (michael@bigskylearning.com; 505-699-6425) is the Conference leader.  Michael is based in Santa Fe.  Any questions about the Conference including ideas for breakouts or activities you would like to lead and most anything else related to the Conferences should be directed towards Michael.

David River (dbriver@gmail.com; 505-690-3033) is the Conference co-leader.  David is based in Santa Fe.  Questions about the Conference may also be directed to David.

Stephen Nojek (registernmmwfall2018@gmail.com; 505-803-4788) is the registrar for the Conference.  Any questions about your registration, special needs in the area of accommodations and related items to be directed at Steve.

Jim Connolly (jrc347@gmail.com; 505-550-2433) is the NMMW webmaster.  Contact Jim if you have questions or problems related to online registration or the NMMW web pages.

 


We look forward to seeing you at Ghost Ranch in October!


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Register Online for the 2018 Fall Conference (DADCON 2018)

Please complete the registration form below including all the required information.  Once completed, click the “Submit Registration” button, and you will be directed to the payment page that will enable you to complete your online registration and payment by credit card or PayPal.

When payment is complete you will receive TWO Emails: One is from the NMMW Webmaster with all of the details of information entered on the form.  The other will be a confirmation from PayPal that your payment has been received.  These will serve as your registration confirmation.  Please note: If you do not receive these Email confirmations within 30 minutes, please contact Jim Connolly, the NMMW Webmaster at webmaster@nmmw.org (including a phone number) who will investigate and get back to you with you within 24 to 48 hours to assist in resolving any problem with your registration.

Please note there are optional “special request” sections on the form related to dietary needs, special accommodation requests, and roommate preferences.  While these sections are optional, they may be important for you so be sure to look these over when registering.

Group accommodations are standard and recommended. It’s an opportunity to spend time with old or new friends. Ghost Ranch is requiring room assignments a month in advance. At this time NMMW will get its block of rooms to be assigned, and will confirm any special requests related to room requests after we receive the room block.  Given this requirement, there will be NO chance to change roommates, or switch to different rooms upon arrival at the Conference. If you have a special room request outside the standard two- to four-person room, please describe your need on the form and the registrar (Steve Nojek) will contact you to confirm.  His Email and telephone can be found on the conference web page.

When you complete the form, click on the Submit Registration button and make your payment, it will be sent to the conference leaders.


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Clicking the “Submit Registration” button will send your information as entered above to the conference leaders and registrar.  You will receive a confirmation email at the email address entered above. You will also receive additional, detailed information via email closer to the start of the gathering on Thursday, October 25.