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About Us

Two Years in the Making…

The idea for a FAB Conference is something I have been pondering for about two years. It stems from the longing to connect , share, learn, and meet all these amazing people I have come to know virtually, through Twitter, Facebook, reading their blogs, or books. They have helped guide me on this food allergy journey, and I in turn have tried to help others.  As I verbalized this idea and shared it among my friends, they too saw the value, and were equally excited at the idea of having a conference for all of us.  This conference is a great opportunity for us to come together, to share, learn and connect with each other!

 Jenny, Food Allergy Bloggers Conference LLC

Our Team

Jenny Sprague; Multiple Food Allergy Help, Founder, Manager, Advisory Board Member

Homa Woodrum; Oh Mah Deehness, Co-Founder, Manager, Advisory Board Member

Others involved in helping make this happen include:

Also contributing their time and advice: Dr. Lama Rimawi, Tasterie; and Las Vegas 2013 FARE Walk Directors Duane and Dana Gordin

Survey Says~Save the Date!

As bloggers, parents, and advocates focused on food allergies, we are all connected – connected by our stories, connected by the illness, connected by the battles we fight, and connected in our interest to make the world a safer place for all with food allergies. You have told us that there is interest and desire for us to come together and share information, learn to be better advocates, and learn to be better bloggers! There is a great desire to hear from researchers and doctors, legal experts, advocates, and authors. For this first conference, we have decided to focus on the food allergy community with the theme, “We are Connected.”

It is with these connections in mind, that the idea of gathering in one place at one time was born.  From that idea, a few food allergy bloggers began to talk and plan for such an event  We had to decide was this a “bloggers conference” or was this a “food allergy community conference” with the understanding that food allergy bloggers are different. We blog to share knowledge, more than to gain readers, sell things, promote ideas, or even to make money. We do this to help others, connecting them to resources to make the journey easier. Part of that is finding our own support network: of fellow bloggers, companies and products that help us help others.

Many of you responded that you want to participate- either lecturing or helping at the event. We will greatly appreciate your help and support- in fact we are counting on it! This event is happening because we want to come together, uniting our efforts and sharing our knowledge.

We want a conference to include EVERYONE: Advocacy leaders, non-profits, doctors, researchers, parents, and patients, and the companies who provide solutions that support them. Anyone connected to food allergies, asthma EoE, celiac disease, or food intolerances is welcome. We are united, fighting many of the same battles with our diseases. We know one another- through our virtual interactions, shared experiences, support, outrage, and tears. The power and excitement that happens when we all finally get to actually meet each other is palpable!

We invite you, blogger or caregiver, to attend! We are happy to invite any food allergy aware businesses and companies to attend and come participate in meeting and making connections as well to share their products and services! We can NOT WAIT to see you ALL!!!

SAVE THE DATE!

November 2-4, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

We want people to have fun, to learn, and to go home feeling a connection to community and to be enthused to spread national policies that promote food allergy safety, knowledge and disease management.

For questions, media, and booking relations: Jenny Sprague fablogcon@gmail.com (Manager, Food Allergy Bloggers Conference LLC)

Las Vegas FARE Walk

We would like to invite you to come to Vegas on Friday, November 1st, and join us on Saturday morning for the Las Vegas FARE Walk which will be held at 10:00 AM on November 2nd. Registration opens at 8:30 AM.  If you would like to come to Las Vegas on Friday, and join our walk team for the Las Vegas FARE Walk, we are planning to offer a shuttle service to and from the event on Saturday so register early and let us know if you’d like to ride with us to The District for the walk. The South Point will extend a discounted rate to guests booking Friday night too! We will also have some gift certificates courtesy of The South Point and the Las Vegas FARE for the top fund raisers on the ‘Food Allergy Bloggers’ Team! The top fundraiser will win a FREE 2 nights 3 day stay for the South Point Hotel, good through August 2014 (covers room & tax only) for the highest fundraiser as of midnight PT November 1, 2013.  The second highest fundraiser shall win a full conference ticket for the 2013 FAB event. The third highest fundraiser shall win a FREE dinner for 2 at the South Point Hotel.

Both FARE and the South Point Hotel were our earliest supporters in creating this conference so please consider participating in the walk event!

If we raise $1,000 before July 31, 2013 our conference name will appear on the walk t-shirts.  If you raise $100 or more as an individual you will get a free shirt and all children walking automatically get a free shirt without any sponsor logos on the back. Come Friday, and make a weekend of it! It will be a lot of fun, and can give you some extra time to visit with other conference attendees, and site see around Vegas [Friday night and after the Walk]!