About the Forum

If you are a father


  • if you need knowledge and want to learn how to become a competent father at every stage of a child’s development;
  • if you want to discover the best methods and meet interesting fathers;
  • if you are looking for a way to boost your energy and enthusiasm


Then this event is for you!

We would like you to welcome you in the 9th International Fathers Forum Tato.Net titled “FREEDOM & DISCIPLINE” which this time will take place in Warsaw on Saturday the 30th September

Where? Warsaw, Poland

When? 30/09/2017  from 9 a.m. to  6 p.m.

Together with hundreds of other men, you will have an exceptional chance to discover fatherhood as a mission and life adventure. Set new aims, rekindle the passion to be a conscious and active leader of your family and community.

The forum is a unique opportunity to come into contact with fathers, good practice and experts from the whole world who have a plan for effective fathering in the 21st century. Come and formulate or develop your personal fathering mission and action plan.


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Previous editions of the lens


  • Krzysztof Hołowczyc

    Krzysztof Hołowczyc

    Polish racing driver, called “Hołek” by his fans. Among the achievements of his 30-years rally career is taking the third place in the Dakar rally in 2015; currently he takes part in rallycross competitions. Husband and father of two adult daughters.

  • Ireneusz Krosny

    Ireneusz Krosny

    Catholic University of Lublin graduate. Actor specializing in comic pantomime. He began his career in the Migreska Theater of Movement and Pantomime. Since 1992, he has been working in his own “One Mime Theater”. He is conducting pantomime workshops in the State Higher Theatre School in Cracow and the Higher Theatre School in Vilnius. Husband and father of three.

  • Prof. Jan Duda

    Prof. Jan Duda

    A graduate of, and professor at Akademia Górniczo Hutnicza (the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy) in Krakow, a research worker at the Department of Management. He is author / co-author of more than 200 scientific publications. In 2007-2008, he was a member of the Interdisciplinary Team for the Development Projects on the initiative of the Minister of Science and Higher Education. He also participates as an external expert in the implementation of Narodowy Programu Foresight Polska 2020 (the Poland 2020 National Foresight Programme). He is the father of three children and the father of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda.

  • Bernard Fruga

    Bernard Fruga

    Change management expert who serves as a catalyst for progress for companies and organizations, which he accompanies as they progress from the stage of spontaneous activities of enthusiasts to orderly and professional endeavours. Author of the book and model ISRIKUZ Pogodne przywództwo (‘ISRIKUZ Happy leadership.’). Videoblogger known from the short inspirational video named ‘One Minute Fruga www.fruga.net’. He has the certificates of a management and process streamlining coach. The audience of his workshops are not only entrepreneurs, but also parent, teachers and members of clergy. A father of three teenaged children.

  • Krzysztof Ziemiec

    Krzysztof Ziemiec

    Radio and TV journalist. Perceived by the audience as one of the most credible and objective journalists. He has received the “Telekamera” award (2011 and 2012) and is a WIKTOR winner. In 2011, alongside the creators of the movie “JP2 – szukałem was”, he has been awarded “Totus medialny”. In 2012 he received the Ecce Homo Order. In his private life he is a husband and a father of three.

  • Marcin Kwaśny

    Marcin Kwaśny

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Polish and Ukrainian.

  • Paweł Bochniarz

    Paweł Bochniarz

    An entrepreneur and advisor. Currently, he works in PwC, an international consulting firm. He likes to spend time outdoors with his family. His hobbies include sports, education and innovation. Has been married to Anna for 20 years, a father of 6 children. Paul Bochniarz actively participated in the VI International Tato.Net Forum. See his presentation on “Safety & Care”.

  • Dr. Adrian Bukovinskiy

    Dr. Adrian Bukovinskiy


    The chairperson of Christian Families Movement and All-Ukrainian Family Foundation. The author and facilitator of a variety of programmes connected with forming, supporting and protecting the family. Together with his wife Maria, he is a social activist. He has got two children.

  • Dr. Ken Canfield

    Dr. Ken Canfield


    Sociologist specializing in fathering and the history of the family. He is an author of ‘The Heart of a Father’, ‘The 7 Secrets of Effective Fathers’ and many other materials to be used during workshops or seminars for fathers. He is also the founder and the president of the National Center for Fathering. Ken Canfield appears in many radio and television programmes. He has been married for 35 years and has five children.

  • Dr. Dariusz Cupiał

    Dr. Dariusz Cupiał

    Theologian, the author of ‘On the Road to Evangelization and Ecumenism’ and “Columbuses of our generation”. A co-founder  of St. Cyril and Methodius Foundation. He is also the originator and facilitator of Tato.Net Initiative. He is a member of Society Inno vators ASHOKA and Światło-Życie Association. He is a father of three children and has got one granddaughter.

  • Assoc. Grzegorz Grochowski

    Assoc. Grzegorz Grochowski

    A lecturer at the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Warsaw, specializing in teaching skills and personal development. He prepares and conducts training on the discovery and development of talents for parents, teachers and young people. A coach of Tato.Net initiative, the founder of the Gdansk Academy of Maturity dealing with the promotion of creative education throughout their lives. An animator of cultural life, the winner of the Medal of the Mayor of Gdańsk, in his spare time a musician and composer.

  • Dariusz Kowalski

    Dariusz Kowalski

    An actor in Nowy Teatr (New Theatre) in Lodz. The role of ‘Tracz’ brought him popularity in a popular Polish TV series ‘Plebania’. He also starred in the movie: ‘Fala zbrodni’ (The wave of crime), ‘Komornik’ (Bailiff), ‘Strefa ciszy’ (Zone of Silence), ‘Ojciec Weroniki’ (Veronica’s father). The Reader of the audiobook ‘7 Secrets of Effective Fathers’ issued by Tato.Net Initiative.

  • Grzegorz Rzeszutek

    Grzegorz Rzeszutek

    Educator and IT specialist. Conducts computer training. On a daily basis, he works with young people and their parents in a Bytom high school. For over 20 years, he’s been using the computer as a learning tool. He specializes in assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired in their use of computers in every-day life, study and work. Grzegorz is a member of the Polish Association for the Blind and a Tato.Net coach. He’s a father of three sons.

  • Antoni Szymański

    Antoni Szymański

    Sociologist, probation officer, member of Family Department of Joint Commission of Government and Polish Episcopacy. He was deputy of the II term and senator of VI term, in both chambers he presided family commissions. Member of program board of tato.net initiative. With his wife Gabriela they have 3 daughters: Cecylia, Róża and Lilla.

  • Dariusz Szychta

    Dariusz Szychta

    A graduate of Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw on the Motor Rehabilitation Department. He used the experience he gained while working in an international corporations to follow his two life passions: the first and the most important one, which is his family, and the professional one, which name is physical therapy. For the last 20 years, he has been the husband of Adrianna, who gave him the privilege of being the father of four wonderful children: Natalia, Paweł, Gabrysia and Maciek. A Tato.Net certified coach, the leader of Father’s Club in Łuków, a member of the Light-Life Movement.

  • Artur Kalicki

    Artur Kalicki

    He graduated from Prywatna Szkoła Biznesu in Krakow with Business Manager specialty. An entrepreneur since 1991. He has been involved in creation of the CROWN Financial Ministries in Poland since its inception. He is also a member of Polish CROWN Council. He is involved in Duszpasterstwo Przedsiębiorców i Pracodawców TALENT, led by the Priests of the Sacred Heart. As a part of Christian Ministry “Talent” and foundation “Czyń Dobro” he co-leads the Entrepreneurs Club TABGHA. Artur is a teacher of financial education and runs financial courses for many groups in Poland. He is married since 1991 and is a father of four children.

  • Mate.O


    Mateusz Otremba – songwriter, lyricist, singer, photographer. Piotr Komorowski, the supervisor of Mateusz’s thesis, said about him jokingly: “the best musician among photographers and the best photographer among musicians.” Albums: “Totalne Uwielbienie” (1997) (|Total Adoration|), (“I’m forgetting myself”), Mate.O Akustyczny i Przyjaciele “Usiądź przy mnie” (“Sit by me”) DC&DVD (2012), Mate.O & GŁYK P.I.K Trio “Kolędy Narodów” (2014) (“Carols of Nations”), „Pieśni naszych ojców” (2016) (“Songs of Our Fathers”). A father of two children.

  • Andrzej Lewek

    Andrzej Lewek

    Educated and working in the field of IT. He considers the topic of fatherhood and responsible manhood to be the most important social issue in the modern world. For eight years he has been a dedicated leader of the Man of Saint Joseph Movement – he coordinates its activities in Poland and Central Europe. He lives in Cracow and is a happy husband and father of three children.

  • dr Edward Torończak

    dr Edward Torończak

    Qualified coach and certified business trainer and mentor. He completed postgraduate studies in life coaching in Collegium Civitas in Warsaw and Advanced Coaching Courses in Elżbieta Sołtys Psychology Workshop in Cracow. He conducts coaching workshops and soft skills courses for companies. He began his “career” as husband and father quite late into his life and he quickly understood that it takes experience, knowledge and skills to achieve success in raising children.

  • Paweł Czuba

    Paweł Czuba

    Husband of Klara and father of Róża. Educated in history and journalism, he works in management and optimalizing processes. Scout educator, Sienkiewicz fan, biker, handyman and recently even an amateur baker. His preferred pastime is spending time with his family.

  • Cezary Ritter

    Cezary Ritter

    Socjolog, filozof społeczny, wydawca publikacji nt myśli Karola Wojtyły – €“Jana Pawła II. Ponad dwadzieścia lat pracował w Instytucie Jana Pawła II KUL i redakcji kwartalnika „Ethos”. Obecnie jest dyrektorem biura Stowarzyszenia Naukowego „Personalizm”. Żonaty z Mirosławą, ojciec trójki dzieci: Edyty, Tomasza i Teresy. W październiku spodziewa się zostać dziadkiem.

  • Dariusz Klimek

    Dariusz Klimek

    Graduate of the Department of Economy of Marie-Curie Skłodowska University, entrepreneur, co-owner of the Giuseppe and Gallery of Taste restaurants. He is convinced that anyone can have a full and abundant life if he finds his talents and calling. He puts it into practice by inviting his workers to get involved in running the company, giving them opportunities to use their talents and creating an atmosphere of respect and trust in the company. He finds his family life very fulfilling; he is a husband of Kasia, father of 4 children – Antoni, Blanka, Nikodem and Helena – promoter of conscientious marriage and fatherhood and bookworm.


Join now!

Join the 1000 brave and prudent fathers from 4 continents and come to the 8th International Fathers Forum Tato.Net.

Apart from standard participation, a constantly updated range of additional possibilities has been prepared.

Below you can learn more about all the possibilities of taking part in the event.

You get:

  1. A comfortable seat in the plenary chamber Mazurkas Hotel, where you will meet hundreds of courageous fathers from all over the world.
  2. Participation in thematic groups that will move you and inspire you
  3. Conference materials that will make sure that you do not forget your experience
  4. An audio recording of the conference that you can use to regularly refresh you fatherhood knowledge;
  5. Inspiring coffee breaks (coffee, tea, juice, cake);
  6. A diner worthy of a father of a family
  7. Professional service not only during the event, but also after it finishes.

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MAX Award

MAX statuette is an award granted by Tato.Net Fatherhood Initiative Program Board in recognition for the contribution given to disseminating of responsible fatherhood culture.

The nominees are:

  • men, who by their own lives example prove the value and beauty of the fatherhood,
  • people, who by their creation or public activity help discovering the importance of the fatherhood,
  • institutions who in a particular way consider the social aspect of fatherhood in their activity.

The name MAX is inspired to St. Maksymilian Kolbe, who in a German nazi extermination camp in Auschwitz gave his life to save a father .

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