Thursday, October 3, 2013

Just One Month Until the Food Allergy Blogger Conference

I have been blogging for nearly five years.

I have been dealing with food allergies for more than twelve years (longer if you count the lengthy diagnosis phase to discover my son’s EE).

In the past few years I have attended a number of writing and blogging conferences, including BlogHer and BlogHer Food. And it’s great to be in a room with others who write, blog, and care about food. I have also attended food allergy and EE events, and it’s great to be in a room with people who truly understand what my family deals with on a daily basis – without question or judgment (because we all know that every food allergy situation is unique).

When Jenny Sprague called me earlier this year and asked what I thought about a blogging conference for people who focus on food allergies, I thought, Bingo! What could be better than getting the entire food allergy community together? And soon after, the Food Allergy Blogger Conference was born, led by Jenny and Homa Woodrum – two fabulous women who I can’t wait to see in … justfourweeks.

It’s hard to believe that FABlogcon is almost here!!! Do I sound excited? I am!

I am honored to be speaking with Cybele Pascal and Kelly Rudnicki about Recipe Development at 1pm on Sunday afternoon. How did I get so lucky to be speaking with these two rock stars? And I’ll be meeting Kelly for the first time, in person.

I’ll also be speaking on Sunday at 2:30 pm. along with Rebecca Hirt and Ritesh Patel. Our session is called Picture This and we’ll be talking about visuals.

And, if Sunday wasn’t busy enough, I’ll be signing books alongside more than a dozen other authors including Susan Weissman and April Runge at the Wine and Sign party in the evening. If you haven’t read Susan and April’s books yet, you should.

I am looking forward to re-connecting with food allergy friends that I haven’t seen in a while, including Cheryl Viirand, leader of Freedible, Lynda Mitchell, leader of Kids with Food Allergies, Alisa Fleming, Caroline Moassessi, Keeley McGuire, Selena Bluntzer, Kim Pebley, Cindy Gordon, and many other fabulous bloggers.

And I can’t wait to meet the rest of the attendees who I have only met online.

Will you be there? I want to meet you too!

8 comments:

Selena said...

I can't wait to see you all!! :D Oh, and you know how you got so "lucky"? You wrote an awesome book, with helpful information on food allergies and great recipes!

Colette said...

Selena, I can't wait to see you and all of the awesome food allergy parents and advocates. I am so blessed to be part of this community.

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

I'm so sad I can't attend this conference! Hopefully it will be an annual event and I'll be able to go next year. Hope you have a wonderful time!

Peggy said...

I'll be there!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Colette, enjoy! I'm sure you'll be a huge hit!

Rachel said...

I'm looking forward to learning from you at the recipe development talk! In fact, I'm looking forward to the entire time there :)

Colette said...

Kathryn, I know you have your hands full! Next year, perhaps?

Peggy, I'm so glad you're coming! It will be great to see you again.

Jean, sometime, somewhere, we will need to meet in person.

Rachel, I can't wait to meet you!!

Chris Higgins said...

This conference seems like a great idea for people to come together and share their ideas about food allergy relief. I recently visited New England Allergy and they were tremendous in helping with my symptoms. Check them out at www.newenglandallergy.com.