2019 NC Fatherhood Conference

Keynote speaker

Producer, Director, & Actor Malik Yoba, known for his starring role as NYPD Detective J.C. Williams on the Fox police drama New York Undercover.


You are cordially invited to attend the 2019 North Carolina Fatherhood Conference, sponsored by the Family Resource Center South Atlantic. This yearly event strives to strengthen the bond between fathers and their families. It is targeted towards fathers and father-figures 18 years of age and older.


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  • 7:00 am – 8:00 am
  • PNC Sponsorship Breakfast
Welcome Invocation Breakfast Greetings

PNC Representative
Brief Remarks by Malik Yoba and Dion Chavis Photo Session

  • 88 Oaks Carolina Kitchen and Bar PDR
  • 8:00 am - 8:45 am
  • Registration/Breakfast


  • Opening Plenary (Grand Ballroom)
  • 9:45 am - 10:00 am
  • Welcome/ Opening Remarks
Welcome/ Opening Remarks

Ken Perry & Derrick Byrd Conference Co- Chairpersons Master of Ceremonies Ken Smith, WRAL TV News Opening Remarks Dion “Showtime” Chavis

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  • 09:00 am - 09:15 am
  • 09:15 am - 09:40 am
  • 09:40 am - 09:45 am
Opening Remarks

William Lassiter (15 minutes)
Deputy Director of Juvenile Justice, NC Department of Public Safety
Ken Perry will introduce Dion Chavis Opening Keynote Address
Dion “Showtime” Chavis (20 minutes) Closing Announcements BREAK (15 MINUTES)

  • 10: 00 am – 11:15 am
  • Workshops


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  • Break (15 min)
  • 11:30 am - 12:45pm
  • Workshops


  • N/A
  • 12:45 –1:15pm
  • BCBS Health and Wellness Resource Market

    Men’s Grooming Lounge


  • N/A
  • 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
  • 1:45 pm – 2:30pm
  • Department of Public Safety Luncheon (Grand Ballroom)
Department of Public Safety Luncheon (Grand Ballroom)

Invocation – Rev. Micah Mason Dereck Whittenburg 2019 NC Fatherhood Trailblazer Joseph Towe 2019 Father of the Year Malik Yoba Keynote Speaker

  • Grand Ballroom
  • 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Closing Remark
Closing Remark

Ken Perry & Derrick Byrd Conference Co-Chairpersons Fatherhood Pledge

  • Grand Ballroom

Frequently Asked Questions

The conference begins at 8:00am on Saturday, June 15, 2019.  The conference will conclude at 3:00pm after our keynote address by Malik Yoba.

Each year our conference is filled with fathers, father figures, and other members of the community who are concerned with the issue of responsible parenting.  Year after year individuals who advocate for fathers and children take part in this exciting event.

Tickets are $75.00.

Family Resource Center South Atlantic takes photographs during its meetings and events for use in advertising, newsletters, and other promotional materials, whether in print, electronic, or other media, including the NC Fatherhood Conference website and social media. By participating in this conference you grant Family Resource Center South Atlantic the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes.coin donation.

To reserve a ticket for the Fatherhood Conference, click on the register now link button to our Eventbrite page to complete your registration.

Dion ‘Showtime” Chavis of K97.5 is the morning speaker. Our Keynote Speaker is Actor, Director, Producer Malik Yoba.

Past Presenters

Grammy Award Winning Artist

American psychologist and media personality.

Founder of Music World, talent manager, and businessman

North Carolina Central University Head Men's Basketball Coach

Physician, Inspirational Speaker, Best-Selling Author

Founding Member of New Edition
and Bell Biv Devoe

Former NBA Player Atlanta Hawks

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Hilton North Raleigh

JUNE 15,2019
3415 Wake Forest Rd,
Raleigh NC 27609

3825 Barrett Drive Suite 104
Raleigh | NC 27609

Phone: (919) 834-9300