Lunch Keynote Speaker:

Eddie George

Former NFL Player, Actor, and Entrepreneur

With his passionate and competitive spirit, Eddie George has carved a special niche for himself in the professional sports arena, particularly the NFL where he is only the second NFL running back to rush for 10,000 yards while never missing a start, joining Jim Brown.  Only Walter Payton (170) has started more consecutive regular-season games than George’s 128.  In addition to the Heisman Trophy, George won several NFL Rookie of the Year awards in 1996, and was the Tennessee Titans’ starting tailback until 2003.  Throughout his tenure as one of the NFL’s premier running backs, Eddie George not only possessed an explosive combination of speed, power and toughness, but was the epitome of durability.  George’s punishing north-and-south running style won him the 1997 AP’s “Offensive Rookie of the Year” honors as well as four consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl from 1998-2001.  Drafted in the first round by the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, George owns virtually every franchise rushing record.  He led the AFC Champion Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000.  Eddie also spent one season playing for the Dallas Cowboys.

After donning the NFL shield as an all-pro running back for ten years, Eddie George has evolved into a modern day Renaissance Man.  Eddie has broadened his work as a philanthropist by donating his time and money to various charities, including his own non-profit organization, Visions with Infinite Possibilities (VIP).  He is also founder and part owner of The EDGE GROUP, a landscape architecture company, and “Eddie George’s Grille 27” in Columbus, OH. His contributions can be felt beyond the world of sports and into areas such as music, film & television, education, and social awareness.  Eddie latest endeavor takes him further into health and fitness through his company, EGX Lifestyle.  EGX Lifestyle consists of physical fitness products created by Eddie and his team of professionals dedicated to helping others achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Eddie currently has homes in both Tennessee and Ohio. He is married to Tamara Johnson and they have a son, Eriq and he also has a nine year old son, Jaire.

Morning Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Sampson Davis, MD

Physician, Inspirational Speaker, Best-Selling Author

Dr. Davis speaks about his own life with complete candor in a style that is a contagious delivery of timely messages. “It is extremely important that I stay in tune with my community.” Dr. Davis focuses often on courage – courage to cope with life’s difficult circumstances, courage to set goals for yourself and most importantly, the courage to accept responsibility for achieving them. Dr. Davis notes that education saved his life. His immediate goal is to “become the Michael Jordan of education” so that learning becomes a glamorized trend throughout all communities.

Dr. Davis considers his 3 D’s – Dedication, Determination, and Discipline, as the necessary ingredients to success. When faced with challenges, the 3 D’s will prevail. It is clear that the compelling story of Dr. Davis and his colleagues, Drs. Jenkins and Hunt contain a message that both young and old can relate to and benefit from. Even Oprah has chimed in, calling The Three Doctors, “The Premiere Role Models of the World”.

Dr. Davis received his bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University, graduating with honors, his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the same hospital in which he was born, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Today, Dr. Davis is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician at several emergency departments in New Jersey.

Dr. Davis is also the author of “Living & Dying in Brick City–An ER Doctor Returns Home”. A riveting personal exploration of the healthcare crisis facing inner-city communities, written by an emergency room physician who grew up in the very neighborhood he is now serving.


June 16, 2018 Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center RTP

25 Speakers
400 Tickets

Dynamic speakers from across the state of North Carolina will be presenting workshops at this year’s conference.

About The Conference

You are cordially invited to attend the 2018 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.

We are excited to announce that former NFL player, actor, and entrepreneur Eddie George will serve as our lunch keynote speaker this year, while best selling author and TV personality Dr. Sampson Davis, MD will serve as our opening keynote speaker during breakfast.

Family Resource Center South Atlantic Executive Director
Kim Best

It is my hope that you will join me at the 2018 NC Fatherhood Conference. This conference, made by and designed for DADS is sure to equip, empower, and  enlighten ALL on the value of fathers engaged with their children at home and in the community.

Yours Truly,

Kim Best

NC Fatherhood Conference Co-Chair
Kenneth D. Perry

Welcome to the 2018 Conference!  Where fathers are King because they are present in their children’s lives.  We have another fantastic conference planned for you.  We really appreciate your continued support.  Enjoy the conference!

Kenneth D. Perry, Conference Co-Chair

NC Fatherhood Conference Co-Chair
Derrick W. Byrd, M.P.A.

” As we continue to come together year after year to celebrate men of value and men of success, we also promote throughout North Carolina the importance that fathers play in the lives of their children and families. Join us at the 2018 NC Fatherhood Conference and become a part of a movement to strengthening fatherhood and, in turn, strengthening the future.”

  Derrick W. Byrd,

2018 NC Fatherhood Conference Co-Chairperson

Workshop Presenters

This year our conference will feature speakers from all over the state of North Carolina to discuss issues affecting fathers in our community.

Martin Woodard
2BUnderstood, LLC
Dr. Terrance Ruth
Executive Director NAACP
LeVelle Moton
North Carolina Central University
Dion “Showtime” Chavis
Derrick W. Byrd
Family Resource Center South Atlantic
William J. Lassiter
Deputy Commissioner of Juvenile Justice
BB & T Bank
Eric Owens
Day 2 Day Dads

Conference Schedule

The Conference will feature concurrent sessions, vendor displays, networking opportunities and much more. The Conference will kick-off with a continental breakfast and resource market on Saturday morning at 8:00am. Our opening plenary session will begin at 8:30am.   There will be two workshop sessions from 9:45am-11:00am and 11:15am -12:30pm  and wrap up with a dynamic keynote address from Eddie George at 1:00pm. Please take a look at our conference schedule at a glance for more details.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the conference begin/end?

The conference begins at 9:00am on Saturday, June 10, 2017.  The conference will conclude at 2:00pm after our keynote address.

Who attends the conference?

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.

How much are tickets?

Tickets for this year’s conference are $50

Will my photo be taken during the conference?

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.

A Recap Of Our 2017 Fatherhood Conference

Conference Venue

The Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center is located at 4700 Emperor Blvd, I-40 at exit 282 (Page Rd) Durham, NC, 27703. The hotel is close to RDU and a host of universities and attractions.

4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703