On Tuesday, we have some excitement to share for attendees to the Food Allergy and Celiac Convention — whether you’re a potential vendor or sponsor or an attendee who is coming to join in on the fun!

From July 1st (Canada Day) to July 4th (Independence Day), we’re sprinkling some extra pixie dust for the upcoming event. You’ll have to to stay tuned to find out, but here’s how you can get involved right now.



If you’re…

  • … interested in being a vendor or sponsor, email us now. We might spill the beans.
  • … part of our Blogger Street Team, check your inbox on Monday morning. You’re a key part of the fun!
  • thinking of attending but haven’t bought your ticket, stay tuned — you just might win! And trust us, you’ll want to be on Twitter and Facebook to up your chances.
  • …. already attending the event, help us spread the word once we announce the details, or email us to be notified on Monday morning.


Meet Our Vendors! >> The Artisan Tavolo

Meet Our Vendors! is an ongoing series where you’ll be able to get a sneak peek of who you’ll see in November! Feel free to leave comments and questions–for us and for the vendor–about products, practices, and anything else that’s on your mind.

The Artisan Tavolo is an online marketplace with loads of the best in gluten free artisan pastas and accompaniments from around the world. Driven by a celiac disease diagnosis and realizing she could no longer enjoy “the biggest pleasure in [her] food life”, proprietor Susan Weber had to step up. She says she “got over  disbelief, tried all those heavy brownish noodles (you know what I am referring to) that stuck to everything.”

artisan tavolo logoNot taking this as a solution, The Artisan Tavolo was born. Welcoming our newest vendor to the event, we wanted to know a little more behind the company and amazing products they carry. Here’s what she told us:

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Friday Trip Planning: Traveling with Food Allergies (and a Contest!)

mickey-mouseWhether you’re planning a day trip, weekend getaway, for a fortnight away, traveling with food allergies or celiac disease can result in a lot of preparation… something we’re familiar with down at the Food Allergy and Celiac Convention headquarters!

Our Friday Trip Planning Series is dedicated to providing you with the details of making your Disney trip more magical, with a few tips and tricks for planning any trip, in general.

But between now and our November event, we’re pretty sure you’ll have a few more fun trips on the agenda, especially now that school’s out and summer vacationing is on the rise.

And so, we’ve compiled some tricks and tips we’ve picked up along the way – and be sure to add your own in the comments!

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Planning a Disney Trip with a Special Diet: Destinations in Florida

It comes by fast, but we’re already at another Friday and busily planning our event. Are you keeping up with all of the latest news? You can follow our blog here, join us on Facebook, and check us out on Twitter.

But, back to important Trip Planning information. It is Friday, after all!Destinations in Florida logo

This week, we’re bringing in the biggest trip planner of all, Siera Duiser. As a part of the team at Destinations in Florida, they’re working hard to help you book your vacation, aid in allergy-related requests, and getting you a great deal in a special block of rooms set out for the event.

Destinations in Florida is a Florida-based company specializing in planning vacations to Florida (including Disney), and have extensive experience working with private events and food allergies.

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Planning a Disney Trip with a Special Diet: FastPass+ 101

In today’s Friday Trip Planning post, we’re dishing the details about the new FastPass+.Disney Fast Pass+

If you’re a seasoned Disney World vacationer, you might already be familiar with the older FastPass. But if you’re new or haven’t visited in the last year, there are things that you must know if you’re heading to the parks!

When you come down for the Food Allergy and Celiac Convention weekend, if you’re making time to visit any of the theme parks, we venture you might want to be moving pretty quickly if you’re balancing a shorter vacation with all of fun Extra Magic we’re offering at Coronado Springs.

Enter FastPass+, a new version of the old FastPass, which now allows for advance planning and spending less time worrying about Seeing Absolutely Everything.

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Announcing a new volunteer opportunity: Blogger Street Team!

Screen Shot 2014-05-31 at 11.15.00 AMWe are so excited about the Food Allergy and Celiac Convention, and the amazing feedback we’ve had from folks who want to volunteer so far! We’re still compiling our list, and we welcome anyone and everyone, all ages, all areas of the world, and for pre- and post-event opportunities, as well.

For attendees with blogs, we are launching a new way to volunteer… being a part of our Blogger Street Team!

Check out the details above by clicking on the link. We look forward to having you on board!