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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!!!

 

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!

Session Spotlight: What’s New In Social Media

Session Spotlight:

What’s New In Social – Get Up to Date on the Latest Social Media Trends 

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For your planning purposes: Our Expo opens Friday at 1pm-6pm. and will be open Saturday 9-5pm. It will not be run on Sunday- so if you want to get in to meet those sponsors and get your raffle prize tickets- you will have to get in there Friday and Saturday!

Special Social Media Workshop will run FRIDAY November 4th 2016 from 2pm-5pm. It will include two (2) 45-60 minute sessions, then Q & A and hands on workshop/help group.

Are you feeling left behind by all the changes in social media? Want to keep your blog relevant and growing? Social media experts Missy Voronak and Rivka Kawano are here to save the day with a special social media workshop. Missy will be sharing the wonders of Snapchat, how you can use it to share more of your personality and behind-the-scenes blog content. Rivka will be making sure you don’t get lost on Facebook and show you how Facebook live can bring you more loyal followers, and how Facebook Instant Articles will change how you blog – for the better! You’ll have a chance to instantly apply what you’ve learned in this workshop setting, while having Missy and Rivka there to hold your hand every step of the way!

Bring your smartphone to this session with Snapchat already installed and follow along as Missy walks us through how to use Snapchat. You’ll learn how to:

  • Navigate the app,
  • Add friends by username, snapcode or nearby,
  • Use stickers,
  • Draw,
  • Use filters, overlays and lenses,
  • Protect your privacy or open up to all,
  • Explore Discover and Live, Stories,
  • Use chat and video chat features with friends,
  • Use Snapchat to connect with your blog readers,

For those of you who have had the pleasure of attending either Missy or Rivka’s previous year’s presentations, you will know that these ladies are a wealth of information and are not to be missed! Looking forward to seeing you in November!

NEW Special Session Announcement 2015

We are very excited to announce a special Blogger session we are adding for Friday November 13, 2015 Afternoon- 2pm-5pm.

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

Social Media Boot Camp – How to get the most out of Twitter and Periscope

Still wondering what all the fuss is about with Twitter or Periscope? In this special pre-conference workshop, you will receive the keys you need to unlock the secrets of these channels! Join blogger and social media professional Missy Berggren (@marketingmama) of marketingmama.com for an interactive, hands-on training.

The Twitter session will begin with the basics and progress to advanced features that will help you enjoy tweeting and grow your blog readership. Periscope, the new live-streaming app, is a fun way to share your world with others and educate people about food allergies. Bring your laptop, smart phone, notebook and a willingness to try new things!

Speaker Biography:

Missy Berggren HeadshotMissy Berggren (@marketingmama) is a marketing and social media professional with more than 17 years of health care marketing and communications experience, as well as a food allergy parent and blogger. As a director with WCG, Missy helps global brands with digital marketing and social media strategy and content development. She frequently hosts social media trainings for bloggers, physicians, executives and more. Missy is the founder of the Minnesota Blogger Conference and the director of strategic planning for Social Media Breakfast of Minneapolis/St. Paul. You can find Missy online at marketingmama.com and across social channels as “Marketing Mama.”

WORKSHOP OUTLINE:

  • 2 – 3 p.m. Twitter Basics for Beginners
  • 3 – 4 p.m. Advanced Twitter Lessons to Maximize Your Impact
  • 4 – 5 p.m. Periscope Demonstration and Inspiration

You won’t want to miss this fun session to hone your skills before the weekend kicks into high gear! We hope to see you there!

Feel free to leave a comment if you will be coming to this session!

South Point Vegetable Soup Recipe

The South Point Hotel saw that we had a couple of our conference attendees request the property’s allergy-friendly Garden Vegetable Soup recipe following the event.

The chefs had to revise the recipe for smaller portions, but we finally have it. None of the requesters had a direct email in their Twitter profiles or blogs, so they figured they’d just share it with me to post on the event’s website. How sweet was that?! These guys are top-notch! This was served to us Monday at lunch!

Garden Vegetable Stock Soup

Serve 6-8 Servings

1 cup white Onions
2 cups peeled and chopped Carrots
1 cup washed and chopped Celery
2 tablespoons chopped Garlic
1 sprig of fresh Thyme
1 sprig of fresh Rosemary
4 cups peeled seeded and chopped Tomatoes
2 quarts fresh chicken stock for allergen friendly soup or allergen friendly stock purchased

For fresh stock add 2 pounds of fresh chicken bones to the above mix, bring mixture to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and strain stock.

Add Roasted or sauté Vegetables to Stock: Vegetable can be tossed in olive oil and placed in the oven to roast or can be sauté until tender.

1 cup peeled and diced Carrots
1 cup dice Yellow Squash
1 cup dice Zucchini
Choice of Pasta optional

Now we all have a little bowl of comfort food to nourish us until Next Fall! I know I won’t make and eat this without thinking of our wonderful weekend together! 🙂

Jennifer Roberge Q & A

We will be introducing you to the speakers and attendees of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference by sharing their responses to a few questions. We have asked them to choose to answer 3-5 of these questions:

1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?
2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?
7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?
8. What other blogger has inspired you?
9. What is one of your favorite posts written by another blogger and why?
10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?

Jennifer Roberge Jennifer Roberge of The Eczema Company, blogs about her family’s stories of battling eczema, allergies, and asthma using an integrative approach. It also features related news and stories from guest bloggers and industry professionals.

 

 

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1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?

I can’t wait to meet and congratulate the fabulous minds behind this conference. Jenny and Homa are such an inspiration with their blogs and in spreading allergy awareness, but now with this conference, they’ve reached a new level – one that I certainly aspire to.

2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
My blog is a bit of a mixed bag as not only do I discuss food and other allergies, but I write about eczema and asthma as well – with a sprinkling of natural living topics as well. So, I’d have to say, that I’m proud to offer posts that anyone living with an allergic condition can relate to. However, one that is especially close to my heart when I shared the details behind my son’s first anaphylactic experience. Writing about it really helped me emotionally, and the feedback from the allergy community was so moving and so very much needed. It was a hard piece to write, but it was told from the heart and from a very honest place.
http://itchylittleworld.com/2013/02/05/its-just-not-worth-the-risk-our-anaphylactic-experience/

I was really happy to share a post about why an food elimination diet can be very beneficial for those suffering from eczema or asthma. Many people believe that only the foods that appear positive in food allergy tests can trigger eczema or asthma, but that’s not usually the case. In many cases, food sensitivities or intolerances can trigger these allergic conditions. The problem becomes how to identify them. This is where elimination diets are so very helpful. It was how we determined which foods were wreaking havoc on my poor little son’s body resulting in head to toe burn-like wounds. An elimination diet sounds hard, but it’s really not too difficult, and the results can be miraculous.
http://itchylittleworld.com/2013/01/08/our-eczema-trials-elimination-diet-how-you-can-do-it-too/

4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
They’ve led our family to a more organic and natural life style. Because of my son’s multiple food allergies, I became a diligent label reader out of necessity and was shocked to discover all the horrific things that’s being added into our food supply these days.

6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?
How everyone is so supportive! It’s incredible and I’ve never seen anything like it! I’m grateful to be a part of it and to bask in the glow of all these lovely individuals.

7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?
I can’t wait to finally meet my conference roomie, Selena Bluntzer! http://foodallergybloggerconference.com/2013/06/04/amazing-and-atopic-qa/ We’ve “known” each other online for some time now and it’s going to be surreal to finally really sit down and chat with her.

Cindy Gordon Q & A

We will be introducing you to the speakers and attendees of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference by sharing their responses to a few questions. We have asked them to choose to answer 3-5 of these questions:

1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?
2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?

7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?
8. What other blogger has inspired you?
9. What is one of your favorite posts written by another blogger and why?
10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?

 Cindy headshotMeet Cindy Gordon, Owner/author of VegetairanMamma, dealing with life threatening allergies and gluten free living. She blogs about Peanut allergies, Gluten free, and dairy allergies. She is a Mamma of TWO boys, who loves to dish on life as an allergy mama, veggie recipes and gluten free/allergy free living! You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and her blog-vegetarianmamma.com.
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
Since there is a positive in everything…I would say that living with food allergies in our house has made us healthier eaters and I have met so many fantastic people!
5.  What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
I started blogging in general because everyone questioned what we ate as vegetarians.  When you throw food allergies into the mix your food groups are restricted even more.  The blog shows our family, friends and others the fun things you CAN eat and not miss out on.  Its really about creating a community to help each other! We are all in this together!
 6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?
Everyone is SO supportive and understanding!  If we encounter a problem, we can throw it out to social media and instantly get support and/or an answer!

 

Kim Rice Q & A

We will be introducing you to the speakers and attendees of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference by sharing their responses to a few questions. We have asked them to choose to answer 3-5 of these questions:
1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?
2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?
7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?
8. What other blogger has inspired you?
9. What is one of your favorite posts written by another blogger and why?
10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?”

Kim Rice

Meet Kim Rice, her blog is  thrivinggf.com,  Kim is a Wellness Coach and “warrior mom” of three children. She has been following a gluten and dairy-free diet since 2007. Kim experienced amazing results losing over 60 pounds and a whole host of health issues along the way. Her son on the autism spectrum has been on the diet since 2009 and it has changed the course of his life. He is now considered “recovered.” As a Wellness Coach, Kim is passionate about helping others transition to a gluten and dairy-free lifestyle. You can follow Kim on Facebook:  Thriving GF; and Twitter: @ThrivingGF

 3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?

All the topics are awesome but I think The Art of Recipe Development and Self-Publishing topics intrigue me the most since 1) I did not plan on doing recipe development but it seems to be expected of me and 2) because my original intent before becoming a blogger was to publish a book which I would really like to focus on now.

4. What is the best thing about food allergies? 

Most people with food allergies are very sensitive people. Our bodies force us to pay attention to how foods affect us so as a result we are more in tune with our body and generally have to eat healthier than the average person.

5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?

After healing my body and recovering my son from autism through diet intervention, I wanted to share our healing journey and motivate people to pay attention to what their body is revealing to them about the foods they are consuming. I want to give hope to people that they can transform their health and life through dietary choices.

6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?

Hanging out with all these awesome bloggers who share many of the same obstacles and challenges.

8. What other blogger has inspired you?

So many have inspired me but the Gluten Free Goddess stands out for me because well, she’s a goddess…plus I love her photography. I’m very visual.

Kim Pebley Q & A

We will be introducing you to the speakers and attendees of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference by sharing their responses to a few questions. We have asked them to choose to answer 3-5 of these questions:
1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?
2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?
7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?
8. What other blogger has inspired you?
9. What is one of your favorite posts written by another blogger and why?
10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?”

Kim Pebley blogs at Gluten Free in Arizona and can be found on Twitter @GFKimAZ.

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1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why? Everyone!  Can’t wait to see some of my long time gluten free friends who are advocates, authors and bloggers.  I’m also pretty stoked to see some of my new bloggy friends from BlogHer ’13.  Of course, I’m ecstatic to make new friends at FABC in Las Vegas.  Many of us know each other through electronic media and will recognize each other immediately so we feel like friends already.

4. What is the best thing about food allergies? There are so many positive things about being diagnosed with celiac disease that I could make you a list from A to Z and then some.  I’ve learned so much about food in the last 5 years. Among the plethora of information is a better understanding of where my food comes from and what it’s truly made of.  One of my other favorite things that being diagnosed is to confirmation of what I’ve known all along, food can be your best friend or your worst enemy.

5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?  Blogging about food sensitivities is both an outlet to vent and a motivator to keep trying until we find the best results.  Regardless of your issues, whether they be celiac disease, anaphylactic allergies or a plethora of food intolerances – there is someone out there that needs your help and/or guidance.  No one should ever find that they are isolated due to allergies or autoimmune disorders.

8. What other blogger has inspired you? My inspiration to begin a blog began with one of my first Twitter encounters with a blogger called The Spicy RD.  She is a phenomenal writer, an incredible food photographer and also an RD.  EA was patient, kind and always there for me when I was trying to figure out whether to start a blog.  Her energy and love of healthy food is contagious.  EA’s blog can be found at http://www.eastewart.com/

9. What is one of your favorite posts written by another blogger and why? One of the best blog posts I’ve ever read came from Alysa at www.inspiredrd.com.  At a time she published this post, much was going awry during Celiac Awareness Month.  Those with celiac disease and NCGS were being called things like “glutards” by people who have no concept of what we deal with on a daily basis.  We were all growing weary and I was quite saddened by the level of food bullying that exists among adults.  If you know me, you know that I am not a crier but this post made me ball like a baby. http://inspiredrd.com/2013/05/what-i-want-you-to-know-celiac-disease.html

Welcome!

Initial planning is underway to make this dream a reality. We are all united in managing the same disease. There is amazing inspiration and power when so many like minded people- who GET one another and our struggles can finally meet; sharing, learning and supporting one another! Audience would hope to include: the Food Allergy, Asthma, EoE/EGID, Eczema, Gluten-Free and Celiac communities. Be sure to Follow Us on Twitter @Fablogcon  and Sign up to be on our mailing list! Sign Me Up!

Please check back as we will be posting updates as details get ironed out! If you are interested in participating as a vendor, exhibitor, speaker, or other please email us here.

FAQs

  • We chose to hold the conference in Las Vegas for a few reasons, but a main one is that there is inexpensive airfare from almost anywhere! Making it more affordable for everyone to attend.
  • Cigarette smoking IS still allowed in Vegas! So Asthmatics be warned. The South Point Hotel does have smoking in their casino, which must be walked through to access the rest of the hotel, however they do a splendid job cycling the air out many times per hour. Of the near 3000 rooms, only 95 are smoking rooms, [but be sure to ask when registering!]
  •  The Head Chef at the South Point, Keith Norman is trained and very knowledgeable about food allergies, and cross-contamination safety. We feel confident that they will do their utmost to ensure everyone has wonderful experience! Please feel free to email us [fablogcon@gmail.com] with any dietary concerns you may have!
  • You will be able to grab an All-Day shuttle pass that takes you to the Vegas Strip with pick-up/drop-offs every 15 minutes for only $9.00!
  •  We hope you sign up and join our FARE Walk team. We will provide shuttle service to and from the walk event. It will give more time to visit and mingle with other conference attendees.