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#FAAW Twitter Party and Tix Giveaway!

This year, for Celiac Awareness Month and Food Allergy Awareness Week, FABlogCon is hosting a Twitter Party to help you get to know FABlogCon a bit more, understand what we do for the food allergy community, and give you a chance to win a free conference pass, or a 1 year subscription to Gluten Free & More magazine!

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Don’t miss our Food Allergy Awareness Week #FAAW Twitter Party Thursday night this week!!! To help celebrate awareness for #Celiac Disease and #FoodAllergies~ We will be offering  prizes including a year’s subscription to Gluten Free & More Magazine, as well as two winners can win an all access ticket to this year’s Food Allergy Bloggers Conference in Denver Colorado November 3-5! This prize is worth $250. (*Does not include travel or hotel.  Cannot be exchanged for monetary compensation*).

If you want to participate in this Twitter Party, you’ll have to RSVP before the party starts to be eligible to win a prize. Then spend the hour tweeting along with us using the hashtag #FABlogCon! To participate you MUST PRE-REGISTER through Erica Dermer and Celiac and the Beast’s webpage!

We look forward to having you join us! and GOOD LUCK!!!

 

2013 FABlogCon Keynote by Henry Ehrlich (“One More Speech I’d Like to Write One Day”)

Though in the United States we have Food Allergy Awareness Week later this year in May (spearheaded by a sponsor from last year’s conference, FARE), April 7-13 of 2014 is the World Allergy Organization’s World Allergy Week!  We thought it was a great excuse to share one of the videos from last year’s conference where Henry Ehrlich, author and food allergy advocate, gave a tantalizing speech about what was then his forthcoming book: Food Allergies: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Search for a Cure (see it and books by other conference authors here in our Amazon store).

Thank you to Henry and all our speakers for supporting the conference in its inaugural year.  We have so much new information to share this year (check out our interactive agenda painstakingly inputted by the wonderful Selena Bluntzer).  We are looking forward to seeing you all in September for another meeting of the minds about the issues we face and the hope we share.

Keynote: New Research FABlogCon 2013

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Please be sure to update your links and RSS feeds as we are making fablogcon.com our primary domain instead of foodallergybloggersconference.com or foodallergybloggerconference.com.  Thank you!

Jenny & Homa

FABAdvocate

Conference News and Updates – August 26, 2013

We know you may be busy with back to school season but make sure you’re e-mailing us about dietary restrictions and any contact information you’d like us to share with attendees when you register!  Don’t forget to share a Q&A if you’ve registered and would like to be featured on the blog.  And join our walk team (in person or virtually) to help raise funds for FARE – we are hearing about some great VIPs that will be at the walk so you won’t want to miss it.  

Have you subscribed to our Newsletter for updates about the conference?  Below you’ll find a reprint of our fourth newsletter that was sent out this morning!

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Register Today & Save

Until August 31st you can buy tickets at a $25 discount ($225 for full access to theconference, this includes the November 2nd reception, sessions on the 3rd and 4th featuring speakers like the recently announced Cybele Pascal, and the Wine and Sign cocktail party on November 3rd where you can meet your favorite authors like Colette Martin, Susan Weissman, and more)!

Our FARE Walk Team

Thank you to everyone for their support!  As of writing this we have raised $495 as a team!  Please be sure to register even as a virtual walker!  If we raise $1,000 before August 31, 2013 our team name will appear on the Walk T-Shirt!  Join our team at: foodallergywalk.org/lasvegas/fablogcon

Dietary Needs – E-mail Us

Be sure to let us know of any dietary needs you may have – Chef Keith Norman recently appeared on a Las Vegas news morning show to mention the FARE walk, the conference, and the steps the South Point is taking to facilitate accommodating guests with food allergies, celiac disease, and more.  Read more and find a link to the video on our conference blog (http://foodallergybloggerconference.com/2013/08/06/chef-keith-norman-on-ktnv/).

Networking Information – E-mail Us About This Too

Attendees need to e-mail fablogcon@gmail.com with any websites, twitter handles, and other information they would like included in conference materials so that it will be easy to reach one another during and after the conference!  We’ve got the basics from your registration but if there’s anything you want included (or not included) please be sure to let us know.  The deadline for inclusion in the distributed directory is October 15, 2013.

New Q&As

We have some new Q&As up on the site as well, be sure to fill out a Q&A so we can feature you on our site!

Elyse Hahne
Sarah Norris
Kate H.
Homa Woodrum

Great Hotel Group Rate

We are being hosted at the South Point Hotel and Casino so have a fantastic group room rate (here’s a custom link, or reference the code FOO1102) so that if there are one or two people in a room you’ll be able to stay for $80* per night for November 1st and 2nd but only $50* per night for November 3rd and 4th.  If you add a third person to a room the rate increases by $20 per night which is still a great deal!  If you’d like to look into connecting with a roommate, there is a private Freedible group you can post to.

*There is an additional $14 per night resort fee plus taxes that are not included in the group room rate.  The resort fee has benefits that include: Complimentary in-room WIFI/internet, Complimentary Fitness Center access, Complimentary Airport Shuttle, Free local/toll free phone calls, Complimentary printing of Boarding Passes (great idea!), Complimentary WIFI in Business Center, and Complimentary parking and valet.

Blog Buttons

These blog buttons for the conference were created by Tiffany Glass Ferreira (of Food Allergy Fun fame), share the excitement, November is not far away!

Ways to Save and Win at the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference!

Hi Everyone!  We’ve got our official speaker list finalized and will be posting it and the hour by hour agenda for the conference before the month is over.  There will be a “blogging” track that covers things like monetizing, self-publishing, and working with brands and a track related to disease management and new research so even if you don’t have a blog you will find topics to engage and inspire you.  Jenny remarked to me the other day that she cannot wait to see everyone in the same room – it is going to be great!

Looking for a Hotel Roommate?

Speaking of same rooms, we have been working with Cheryl, the founder of Freedible (a great new online community designed to allow those of us that deal with food restrictions to connect and share), to offer attendees to potentially share hotel room expenses.  As you know, we are being hosted at the South Point Hotel and Casino so we’ve secured a fantastic group room rate (here’s a custom link, or reference the code FOO1102) so that if there are one or two people in a room you’ll be able to stay for $80* per night for November 1st and 2nd but only $50* per night for November 3rd and 4th.  If you add a third person to a room the rate increases by $20 per night which is still a great deal!  Since the rate stays the same whether there is just one person in a room or two, we needed a way to allow attendees to connect and make plans and Cheryl (thank you so much!) was able to help us set up a private Freedible group you can post to.

Just join Freedible (if you haven’t already, it is free), be sure you’re logged in, and put in a request to be added to the group.  We’ll check requests against our list of registered attendees and approve you.  Only other members that are logged in will be able to see posts to the group and you can private message on the site to work out all the details!  You don’t have to stay on the hotel property to take advantage of this private group, we don’t have a group rate anywhere else in town but please contact us if you are looking for a local hotel with, say, in room cooking options.  We will mention we’ve been working with Chef Keith Norman (be sure to send us an email about any restrictions/requests you have so we can keep you in mind!) and the plan right now is that in addition to the food we’ll provide at the conference, the hotel restaurants will have some options that may suit many of you!

*There is an additional $14 per night resort fee plus taxes that are not included in the group room rate.  The resort fee has benefits that include: Complimentary in-room WIFI/internet, Complimentary Fitness Center access, Complimentary Airport Shuttle, Free local/toll free phone calls, Complimentary printing of Boarding Passes (great idea!), Complimentary WIFI in Business Center, and Complimentary parking and valet.

Two Ways to WIN Tickets to the Conference!

We have a FARE walk team that will be gathering on the morning of November 2, 2013 to participate in the Nevada FARE Walk (FABlogCon will have their own booth and rumor has it that we’ll be handing out an exclusive postcard to walkers!) and the highest fundraiser at the end of June 2013 was Selena of Amazing and Atopic.  Selena had already purchased her conference ticket and asked if she could give away the one she won on her blog so if you haven’t already purchased a ticket you can head over there and enter!

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Also, this month we are giving away a conference ticket to the highest fundraiser on our walk team at the end of July 2013!  For this giveaway, if you’ve already purchased a ticket you can give your winning ticket away or we can refund you the price you paid for your ticket.  Also, even if you can’t make it on the morning of the walk, virtual walkers are welcome and encouraged.  So you can still raise funds and awareness for FARE (a Gold Presenting sponsor of FABlogCon).  We are hoping to raise $1,000 as a team before the deadline to qualify to have our logo appear on the walk t-shirts.  Be sure to register any children walking with you as they will get a free shirt without logos just for participating.  For every $100 our team raises, an adult team member will earn a free shirt as well, it will be the perfect souvenir!

After the July 2013 ticket giveaway, you can still win great prizes for fundraising with our team, we are so excited to be able to offer these options.  At the conference itself we’re going to be giving away, among other things, a Kitchen-Aid stand mixer and a Vitamix blender (stay tuned to learn how).

105 days to go!