We are working hard at finalizing the agenda for the first annual Food Allergy Bloggers Conference. We thought you would like to see some of the details we are putting together for this wonderful event! We also have some special events and perks we are working on! We are very excited about the agenda and speakers. We hope you are too! (For the record, You may attend any topics that interest you, no need to pick just one track or the other.)
- Saturday morning ~ the Las Vegas FARE Walk. We will have a booth and we have a walk team as well. Virtual walkers welcome!
- Saturday evening ~ We will host a Meet and Greet Social event to welcome and introduce our sponsors, vendors, and for everyone to relax and visit.
- Meals provided. Be sure to email us after registering with your special dietary concerns so we can plan accordingly with Chef Keith Norman.
- A full day of panel lectures is scheduled. There will be two separate tracks, one focused on Blogging Topics, the other on Disease Management.
- An evening event is planned, the Wine and Sign Cocktail Party.
- Breakfast and Lunch Provided.
- A morning of dual track lectures until noon.
- Keynote lecture on New Research is planned.
- A group presentation on “Getting Heard: How to be an effective advocate.”
- Ending the conference with a closing group discussion planned to look at “Filling the Gaps” — How do you support one another? What do you wish existed that doesn’t … and can we work together to create it?
Be advised: This schedule is subject to change if speaker or space commitments change.
Check-in/Registration8:30am-9:30am FARE Walk Check-in9:45am Walk Ceremony10:00am FARE Walk for Food Allergy6pm-10pm ~Welcome Party~
|Track 1||Track 2|
|Advocacy and Disease Management
|9 am – 10:30am||The Company You Keep: Tess Masters, Joel Warady, Annelies Zijderveld,||Reading labels and avoiding contamination: Dr. Lama Rimawi, Nona Narvaez|
|10:30am – 12:00pm||HONE$T PAY ~ Monetizing Your Passion: Alisa Fleming||After the Diagnosis: Ages, Stages & Social Aspects. Dr. Lama Rimawi, Dr. John Lee, Dr. Mike Pistiner|
12:00pm – 1:00pm
|1:00pm – 2:30pm||The Art of Recipe Development: Colette Martin, Kelly Rudnicki, Cybele Pascal||Anaphylaxis: Elizabeth Goldenberg & Dr. Mark Greenwald; Dr. John Lee, Dr. Mike Pistiner.|
|2:30pm – 4:00pm||Picture This ~ Visuals: Colette Martin, Rebecca Hirt, Ritesh Patel||
Education: Kelly Rudnicki, Lynda Mitchell, Dr. Mike Pistiner, Jan Hanson
|4:00 pm – 5:30pm||
Susan Weissman, Henry Ehlrich, April Runge
|504 Plans: Laurel Francoeur Esq., Lynda Mitchell, Dr. Mike Pistiner, Jan Hanson|
|6:00 pm- 10:00pm|
|Track 1||Track 2|
Advocacy and Disease Management
|9:00am – 10:30am||Nitty Gritty- Make it Pretty! Blog tips and tricks: Mary Fran Wiley,||Allergy Testing Dr. Paul Ehrlich, Dr. John Lee|
|10:30am – 12:00pm||Social Media: Ritesh Patel||Facing Adversity with a Smile: Susan Weissman, Jenny Sprague, Tiffany Ferreira|
12:00pm – 1:00pm
|Give-Away Drawings (Featuring Vitamix, Kitchenaid, and more!)|
|1:30pm – 2:30pm||
|2:30pm – 4:00pm||
~ Getting Heard ~ How to be an effective advocate:
Laurel Francoeur Esq.
|4:00pm – 5:30pm||Closing group discussion ~ Filling the gaps: Cheryl Viirand, Nona Narvaez, Veronica LaFemina, Jan Hanson,|
The Company You Keep: How to successfully form lasting relationships between brands and bloggers. There is more than just getting free stuff and writing a review! Both have much to gain from a strong alliance!
HONE$T PAY~ Monetizing Your Passion: How to make money in this industry-and feel good about it. Alisa will discuss the “how to’s” of monetizing via ads, recipe creation, sponsorships, freelance writing, books, ebooks, and more. Come prepared to take some notes – Alisa is prepared to give you the real inside scoop!
The Art of Recipe Development: Join our successful cookbook authors as they share their tips for creating recipes, for your blog or your cookbook!
PICTURE THIS: Understanding how to use images or video in your blog, even if you don’t intend to become a professional photographer. Video, photo, food photography, Instagram, Vine, YouTube.
SELF-PUBLISHING: Whether you are writing a memoir, a cookbook, or a children’s book; How do you get self-published? and Why you should! How to get your work onto the page and into the hands of readers!
Nitty Gritty- Make it Pretty: Blogging tips and tricks to personalize your blog, simple coding tricks to add personal touches and make it shine! Information for novice and amateurs! Whether you use Blogger or WordPress!
SOCIAL MEDIA: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. ~ Which you should focus on and why? How to make social media work for you!
Reading Labels and Avoiding Contamination: What the labels, mean, what to look out for, and understanding manufacturing practices.
After the Diagnosis: ages/stages & social aspects. What do you need to be doing after the diagnosis? What is the follow up? What are other concerns as your child ages?
Facing Adversity with a Smile: When life gives you lemons~ You start a blog, start a business, or write a book ~How to see the many blessings in the burden.
EDUCATION: Learning the school’s responsibility and the student’s rights. What you need to know and do – to ensure safety and inclusion, forming a successful relationship with your child’s school.
504 PLANS: What are they? How do you get one? How do you make sure yours covers everything?- and What happens when it is not followed?
ALLERGY TESTING: Experts share their knowledge and advice about what you need to know when it comes to getting allergy tests done, and how to make sense of it!
ANAPHYLAXIS: Experts share their knowledge about managing anaphylaxis.
GETTING HEARD (How to be an effective advocate): We must navigate advocating for our children’s health with family members, schools, and medical professionals. How do we get our messages out, in a positive way, so people listen- gaining allies not alienating them.
Closing group discussion: Getting to the community aspect of this group: How do you support one another? What do you wish existed that doesn’t…and can you work together to create it? Some examples include: Epinephrine on all ambulances, Access to Epinephrine in schools, tracking of food related hospital admissions, and tracking food allergy diagnosis and deaths.