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Accepting Sponsors for 2017!

The 2017 Food Allergy Bloggers Conference is taking place November 3, 4, 5; 2017 in Denver Colorado at the Denver Renaissance Hotel.  We’ve included a few quick links to get you acquainted with why you should come see us in Denver this fall!

UPDATES for 2017 will be posted as available!

Greetings! We are getting ready to start planning the 5th annual Food Allergy Bloggers Conference, and wanted to share some details with you!
The Conference will be held November 3, 4, and 5, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver again this year.  The Expo will be open to attendees on Friday 1-5 pm and Saturday opening at 9am, and closing at 3pm. There will not be an Expo on Sunday, however, you are welcome and encouraged to stay to attend sessions and network more if you so desire.
LIMITED OFFER ~ 10% Discount for Early Sponsor Sign-ups!

We want to offer a 10% discount on ANY sponsorship level to anyone who registers and pays prior to March 15th, 2017. (10% will be discounted from the listed pricing shown in the media kit). If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email us to request a media kit at jenny@fablogcon.com!

We look forward to seeing you this year!
Jenny

Airport Transportation FABlogCon 2017

Transportation tips for getting to and from the hotel when you get to Denver!

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Courtesy of Marriott Renaissance Hotels:

“From the plane to the train, introducing the best way to see our neighborhood and connect to local experiences. The University of Colorado A Line is 23 miles of rail that is making local and international travel easier than ever. The new line is NOW OPEN, providing easy, affordable and reliable connections between downtown Denver, Stapleton, DIA and the many communities along I-70.

QUICK FACTS

Travel time from DIA to Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel: 23 minutes Travel time from DIA to Central Park Station (8175 E Smith Road, Denver, CO 80238): 23 minutes Travel time from Central Park Station to Union station downtown: 14 minutes (3rd stop from central)

Cost: $9 one way to/from airport to Union Station (covers unlimited use for the entire day) Cost: $2.60 one way from Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel to Union Station Downtown

Speed: Up to 79 mph

Capacity: 209 people per car (including seating for 91 people & two wheelchair spaces)

Features: Overhead storage, luggage towers and bicycle racks

DAILY SCHEDULE 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. – every 15 minutes 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. – every 30 minutes 3 a.m. – 6 a.m. – every 30 minutes

WHERE AND HOW TO BUY A TICKET Tickets can be purchased on rail line platforms at ticket vending machines, inside DEN or Union Station, or at any RTD sales outlet.

WHERE TO CATCH THE TRAIN Airport: The location is right by the new Westin Denver International Airport Hotel. Downtown/Union Station: 1701 Wynkoop St. Call Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel for a courtesy pick-up at the Central Park Station

DENVER AIRPORT RAIL From the plane to the train, introducing the best way to see our neighborhood and connect to local experiences.

Discover more at renaissancedenver.com • 303.399.7500 • 3801 Quebec Street | Denver, Colorado 80207″

Late Breaking News!

Late Breaking News:

kaleo-logoWe are thrilled to announce that kaléo will be at FABlogCon this year, along with its founders and life-threatening allergy sufferers, Eric and Evan Edwards. We have asked them to speak at the Welcome Party on Friday night so make sure you don’t miss it!

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The Welcoming Party will be Friday night from 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm!

2016 Bronze Sponsor So Delicious Dairy Free

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Thank you to BRONZE Sponsor So Delicious Dairy Free for their support of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference!

So Delicious Dairy Free’s philosophy of doing business is based on their firm commitment to treating everyone and everything—animals, the environment, each other, our partners, and our community—with unwavering respect. They are committed to being kinder and gentler to our planet  and passionate about creating dairy-free options that are so pure and delicious you’ll want to enjoy them during every part of your day.

So Delicious offers a full line of beverages, creamers, cultured products, and frozen desserts that are delectable all on their own, but they also work perfectly as dairy-free alternatives in all of your favorite recipes.

Their products are 100% plant-based and certified Vegan and never contain any animal products or byproducts. So Delicious tests for the presence of gluten in all of our products that are declared gluten-free. Their gluten allergen test is four times more sensitive than the FDA’s, as they test to 5 parts per million, while the FDA only tests to 20 parts per million in order to declare a food gluten-free on the label.

New products include Cashewmilk Beverage, Vanilla Cashewmilk Beverage, Blueberry “Yogurt” Alternative, French Vanilla Creamer in Quart Size, and Original Culinary Coconutmilk.

Be sure to visit So Delicious Dairy Free at the FABlogCon Expo Friday afternoon and Saturday to learn more about their wonderful line of products!  

2016 Gold Sponsor Surf Sweets

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Thank you to BRONZE Sponsor Surf Sweets for their support of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference!

Surf Sweets organically sweetened gummy candy and jelly beans are full of the fruity flavor that you expect with none of the yucky ingredients you avoid. Anyone can enjoy Surf Sweets because their candy is free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors, and the top ten allergens.

You will love how the fresh fruit flavor of the organic fruit juice is revealed when it’s not masked by processed corn syrup and petroleum-based artificial food dyes. Pack them in a lunch box, bring them to a school party, or treat somebody for a job well done and enjoy the guilt free sweet satisfaction of having delicious treats everyone loves and knowing they are free of artificial ingredients.

Surf Sweets are available in a variety of shapes, colors, and seasonal fun! Their gummies and jelly beans offer 100% Vitamin C per serving. The company also donates a minimum of 1% of the sales from their products to a number of organizations that support environmental causes through “1% for the Planet”.

As devoted parents and doting uncles and aunts, Surf Sweets understands the constant quest to find fun products kids’ love that aren’t filled with icky ingredients. So grab some Surf Sweets and Snack Happy!

Be sure to visit Surf Sweets at the FABlogCon Expo Friday afternoon and Saturday to learn more about their wonderful line of products!  

 

2016 Gold Sponsor Sunbutter

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Thank you to GOLD Sponsor SunButter Sunflower Spread for their support of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference!

SunButter is a delicious peanut butter alternative, plus it is nutritionally superior. SunButter has just as much protein as the leading brand of peanut butter, but with one-third less saturated fat, absolutely no trans fats, less sodium, and less sugar. One serving of SunButter Sunflower Spread provides more vitamin E, twice as much fiber and zinc, and nearly triple the iron than is provided by one serving of the leading peanut butter!  

SunButter Sunflower Spread is made in the U.S. from locally-grown, specially-roasted, GMO free sunflower seeds, which are processed in their dedicated peanut free and tree nut free facility. Their sunflower seeds are grown in a region of the country where peanuts are not grown, eliminating the risk of cross contamination. SunButter is produced in one continuous process from field to table that ensures a fresh roasted flavor, improved product consistency and a finished product that is free from all of the top 8 food allergens.

Available in 5 delicious varieties: Creamy, Natural, Natural Crunch, No-Sugar Added, and Organic. SunButter can also be purchased in convenient On-The-Go Single Cups and 5 lb. Tubs.

Be sure to visit SunButter Sunflower Spread at the FABlogCon Expo Friday afternoon and Saturday to learn more about their wonderful line of products!  

TWITTER PARTY: Monday, October 24th at 8pm EST

RSVP by clicking HERE to participate in the SunButter #FABlogCon Twitter Party & win swag!

2016 Gold Sponsor Nice’n Clean

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Thank you to GOLD Sponsor Nice ‘n CLEAN for their support of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference!

Nice ‘n CLEAN Antibacterial Hand Wipes are proven to remove 99% of peanut residue from hard surfaces so families can help protect their loved ones from peanut allergens, no  matter where they are.

As the exclusive wet wipe sponsor and a proud supporter of FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), they want to help support FARE’s mission of safety and inclusion for individuals with food allergies. 1% of every purchase of Nice ‘n CLEAN Antibacterial Hand Wipes will be donated to FARE to help advance their critical education and advocacy work in communities across the country.

In addition to removing 99% of peanut allergen residues from hard surfaces, Nice ‘n CLEAN Antibacterial Hand Wipes:

  • Kill 99.99% of germs
  • Offer a convenient 20-count re-sealable pocket pack that fits easily in backpacks, purses, and pockets
  • Have a gentle formula infused with aloe to keeps hands moisturized and feeling soft
  • Are made with TENCEL fibers, making them environmentally friendly. TENCEL is a 100% plant based fiber and 100% renewable resource.

Be sure to visit Nice ‘n CLEAN at the FABlogCon Expo Friday afternoon and Saturday to learn more about their wonderful line of products!  

 

2016 Gold Sponsor Enjoy Life Foods

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Thank you to GOLD Sponsor Enjoy Life Foods for their continued support of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference!

Enjoy Life Food’s philosophy is to “Eat Freely & Enjoy Fully”! Their tasty products are dedicated gluten free and free-from the “top eight” allergens: wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish. The products are also made without casein, potato, sesame and sulfites. They have over 46 products verified by the Non-GMO project and they contain no artificial anything!

This year, they launched some BRAND NEW products to add to their ever growing free-from line of goodness:

Mini Cookies: Available in 7 flavors of both soft baked & crunchy varieties. Mini Cookies come in 6 single-serve packs per box. Perfect for lunches or a grab & go snack!

Baking Chocolate Snack Packs: America’s #1 Allergy Friendly Baking Chocolate now sold in single-serve packs (12 per package). Chocolate cravings are now satisfied!

ProBurst Bites (coming soon): Packed with 7 grams of plant based protein per serving! These chocolatey, truffle-like bites are decadent and, of course, allergy friendly.

Plentils: Two new flavors are coming soon; Thai Chili Lime & Moroccan Spice. These lentil based chips are a protein-packed crunchy experience, bursting with flavor! A “better-for-you” treat.

Be sure to visit Enjoy Life Foods at the FABlogCon Expo Friday afternoon and Saturday to learn more about their wonderful line of products!  

 

2016 Blogger Help Desk

This year’s help desk will be on Friday from 1-6pm in the Expo. Please fill out our Appointments sign up to reserve your evaluation and meeting time with Mary Fran Wiley, who will be offering her experience and advice to help take your blog to the next level. Mary Fran can’t provide tech support for Blogger or WordPress.com blogs, but she can answer general questions. She’ll probably spend an hour or two on each registrants blog evaluation to make sure that everyone who has an appointment gets something actionable.

We will have a set number of technical appointments that you can sign up for in advance. Every pre-scheduled appointment will receive an evaluation and suggestions based on:

  • Page Speed
  • Social media setup (rich pins/recipe markup, images set up for social sharing)
  • 508 compliance (contrast, alt text, keyboard navigation, images not replacing text)
  • UX personas*
  • Userflow/call to action evaluations.

Please sign up for a time before 10/15 so Mary Fran can have time to prepare your personalized results and data.  There will be hours from 1-6 on Friday afternoon for open questions.  APPOINTMENT SIGN UP SHEET

Special Guest for Wine & Sign Party

We hope you will join us Saturday evening for both our Wine and Sign event which will run from 6:30 pm- 8:00 PM for our authors to display and sell their books. After which time we will ask for your attention and warm reception for a special treat this year- we have Comedian Joe Messina joining us for a 30 minute Stand-Up Comedy Act.

Joe Messina HeadshotJoe Messina is a comedian from Philadelphia. Diagnosed with Celiac at 15, he has talked about life with the disease throughout his comedy career. He performs regularly at Helium Comedy Club and Good Good Comedy Theater.

In addition to Celiac, Joe focuses on politics in his stand up and as the host of Party Lines, a monthly live political comedy variety show. Joe is the host of the podcast Breaking Up with Joe, which is available on iTunes and Stitcher.