Atlanta, GA – May 17-18, 2014

When & Where


When

May 17-18, 2014
9:00-3:00 pm  Free Parking

Directions

Cobb Galleria Centre is located in Northwest Atlanta at the intersection of I-75 and l-285, just 25 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta lnternational Airport, and minutes from downtown and Buckhead.

Traveling Northbound on l-75 (or coming from Atlanta Airport):
1. If traveling north or south on l-75, take Exit 258/Curnberland Boulevard.
2. Go west on Cumberland Boulevard and proceed to Cobb Parkway/US 41.
3. Turn right on Cobb Parkway and go 7/10ths of a mile to Galleria Drive.
4. Turn right onto Galleria Drive and right again into the Cobb Galleria Centre parking deck.

North/East Directions from l-285:
1. If traveling north or east on I-285 take Exit 19/Cobb Parkway/US 41.
2. Turn right onto Cobb Parkway and move into the left-hand turning lane.
3. Turn left onto Galleria Drive and right into the Cobb Galleria Centre parking deck.

South/West Directions from I-285 (Stone Mountain/Athens):
1. If traveling south or west on I-285 take Exit 2O/Cobb Parkway/US 41.
2. Turn left onto Cobb Parkway and go under |285.
3. Make a left hand turn at the second traffic light onto Galleria Drive and right into the Cobb Galleria Centre parking deck.

Southbound on I-75 (from Rome, North Georgia area):
1. Take the I­285/West by-pass, Exit 259 toward Birmingham.
2. Take the US-41/Cobb Parkway Exit 20 towards Dobbins AFB.
3. Turn left onto Cobb Parkway and go under I-285.
4. Make a left hand turn at the second traffic light onto Galleria Drive and right into the Cobb Galleria Centre parking deck.

Eventbrite - The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo

Where

Cobb Galleria Center
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Tel: 770-955-8000

GIG Conference ATL

 

 

Tickets


Save money and avoid long lines by purchasing your tickets here!
If we do not sell out, we will offer tickets at the door.

Classes


We are very excited to partner with the Gluten Intolerance Group to celebrate their 40th Anniversary! Please see below for their Saturday conference schedule.

SATURDAY: GIG CONFERENCE TRACK 1: GF 101
Time
Presenter(s)
Class Name

Time:8:00

Presenter(s): Cathy Breedon

Class:Thinking about OTHER Nutrition Issues in Celiac Disease

Time:9:00

Presenter(s): Carol Fenster

Class:Gluten Free for Beginners

Time:10:00

Presenter(s): Ted Malahias

Class:Dental Enamel Defects and Celiac Disease

Time:1:00

Presenter(s): Cynthia Rudert

Class:Celiac Disease an Gluten Intolerance, Your Questions Answered

Time:2:00

Presenter(s): Sara Vollmer

Class:Living Gluten Free

Time:3:00

Presenter(s): Alessio Fasano

Class:Change of gluten related disorders landscape during the past 40 years in the US: The Cinderella of GI disorders has been invited to the ball.

SATURDAY: GIG CONFERENCE TRACK 2: ADVANCED
Time
Presenter(s)
Class Name

Time:8:00

Presenter(s): Sara Vollmer

Class:The Lighter Side of Gluten Free Living

Time:9:00

Presenter(s): Alessio Fasano

Class:Change of gluten related disorders landscape during the past 40 years in the US: The Cinderella of GI disorders has been invited to the ball.

Time:10:00

Presenter(s): Carol Fenster

Class:Getting Alternative Grains into your diet

Time:1:00

Presenter(s): Oonagh Williams

Class:The Power of Food - You are what you eat

Time:2:00

Presenter(s): Cynthia Rudert

Class:Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance, your questions answered

Time:3:00

Presenter(s): Cathy Breedon

Class:Thinking about OTHER Nutrition Issues in Celiac Disease

Presenters


Amy Fothergill

Amy Fothergill was trained at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. She never thought her culinary skills would be necessary to manage her family’s special diet but has found her cooking knowledge has come in handy. Currently she is a cooking instructor, consultant, blogger, and author of a gluten-free cookbook, The WarmKitchen. She lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband and two children.

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Betsy Opyt RD, LD/N, CDE

Betsy’s inspiration to become a dietitian started at the early age of 14 and she has passionately worked in this field for over 15 years. Motivating others to make positive changes in their health is her main drive. Her first job was as Miss Indiana 2000 and she dedicated her year as a spokesperson for her platform “A Healthy Beginning” which was a health educational tour sponsored by the Indiana Dept. of Education. She has since then established a nutrition consultation practice as a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator in Naples, FL.

In Betsy’s spare time she started her very own healthy food company, Betsy’s Best specializing in gourmet nut & seed butters. Following a gluten free diet her self, she is proud to add another additional food product to the marketplace that is also gluten free. The desire to make healthy eating tasty is her passion. Betsy’s love for food, fitness, life, and being a role model as a mother and professional is her drive to motivate and inspire others to invest in their most important asset, their health.

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Chef Vedam Clementi

Chef Vedam Clementi is a Gluten Free Certified Personal Chef and the author of Vedam’s Gluten Free & Fabulous!

After suffering for over two decades with digestive issues, Chef Vedam was diagnosed with Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, and had to learn to cook completely gluten free. Staying true to his Southern heritage, Chef Vedam took his favorite down home comfort foods and converted his recipes to match his dietary needs. He created Vedam’s Gluten Free & Fabulous! a concise resource of those recipes.The cookbook not only covers Southern gluten free dishes, but also includes how to create your own flour blend, how to set up a gluten free kitchen and home, breakfasts, soups, side and main dishes, desserts and some of his other favorite dishes and cuisines.

In 2016, Chef Vedam became a Gluten Free Certified Personal Chef with the USPCA (United States Personal Chef Association) and serves North Georgia, Atlanta, Asheville, NC, Chattanooga, TN and the adjoining areas. Chef Vedam also teaches cooking classes and demonstrations in and around Atlanta, Asheville, and south Georgia all the way to Savannah.

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Elizabeth Anthony Gronert

Elizabeth Anthony Gronert is a Wife, Mother (Single mom for 20 years!), and now Grandmother of 6, who has been in her own business for over 30 years. Elizabeth is a veteran speaker, seasoned trainer, business coach, published author of books, textbooks, magazine columns, technical videos and blog. She started in the Professional Beauty Industry as a salon owner, platform educator and international trainer. Elizabeth transitioned into Social Networking with a decade in Fashion helping people with Total Image Consulting. Elizabeth entered the Wellness Arena by helping people learn how to Sleep More Restoratively. Now, Elizabeth leverages her knowledge, resources and advocate partners to help people and families be healthy. Elizabeth speaks on how to avoid hidden ingredients that may harm like gluten, grains, dairy, allergens, toxins, & carcinogens in not only food but the products we use every day. Being a licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician & MakeUp Artist for 34 years, Elizabeth has a passion for helping people with skin concerns use natural ways to look and feel their best – inside and out!

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Kathy Babbitt

Ms. Babbitt has extensive experience in the restaurant industry. In addition to owning a restaurant in Decatur Alabama, she was previously the Managing Partner of a national chain restaurant, been a General Manager, Private Events Director and a Catering Director.
She is a trained chef and graduated with honors from Sault College in Ontario Canada. She has achieved several certifications and Awards in the hospitality industry including a Bronze Award in the Taste of Canada Food Show in Toronto Ontario.
Kathy Babbitt has over 20 years of business experience in entrepreneurship, leadership and general management. She has authored policies, procedures, employee handbooks and training manuals. She has also done menu planning and product development. She has been living gluten free for 11 years. She now owns a business helping others learn to live gluten free through personalized cooking classes and group classes in the North Alabama area.

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Nadine Grzeskowiak RN, BSN, CEN

 

Founder of Gluten Free RN, Celiac Nurse Consulting, Professional Expert Speaker, Author of DOUGH NATION, Podcast: Gluten Free RN

 

 

 

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Tiffany Hinton

Tiffany Hinton is the author of the #1 Amazon best-sellers Gluten Free Mom Certified and Mom Certified Celebrates Heritage. She’s been called “Super Mom” by fellow Gluten-Free speaker and advocate Pam Jordan, I’m A Celiac. She is a Public Speaker, Blogger, Cook and Allergy Coach for the Gluten-Free community. She has written 11 cookbooks. She was recently a speaker at North Carolina State University during the Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event. She is a regular speaker through out the US including the award winning Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo, where she signs books in the Author Area.

Tiffany has a compelling story that led to her gluten free lifestyle. She is not your average author and is a Person You Should Know. Tiffany is available for speaking engagements, book readings/signings, cooking demonstrations, as well as gluten and allergy free promotional events. She would be thrilled to work with any company that instills the same healthy lifestyle that she, the Gluten-Free Mom, promotes. Connect with Tiffany on Twitter or Facebook

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Vendors


Hotels


Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel
2450 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339 US
1-888-391-8724

Deadline for discounted rate is 4/18/14!

 

 

 

Official Supporters


A&J Family Spine Wellness Gabriel’s Desserts
A&W Family Chiropractic Georgia Aspergers Organization
Abundant Life Wellness Center Incorporated Georgia Center for Diabetes
ADHD Autism Resources Georgia Sport Chiropractic
Advanced Chiropractic PC Gibson Chiropractic Clinic
Advanced Integrated Healthcare Gigi’s Cupcakes
Alon’s Bakery Café Gluten Free CutieGood Nutrition Johns Creek
Americare Chiropractic Hamilton Mill Chiropractic
Anchors Clinic of Chiropractic Healthsource of Inman Park
Ansley Chiropractic Association Henri’s Bakery
Atlanta Chiropractic & Wellness Center Henry Family & Sports Chiro
Atlanta Health & Injury Clinic Hewett-McNeil Family Chiro PC
Atlanta Health Connections Highland Bakery Café
Autism Society – America Hirsch-Starr Chiropractic Center
Autism Speaks Horseshoe Bend Chiropractic
Back to Back Chiropractic Inspire Me Natural Health Solutions
Back to Genesis Chiropractic Integrated Health Solutions
Balance Atlanta Family Chiropractic Jacob’s Ladder Neurodevelopmental School & Therapy
Berner Family Chiropractor Joi Parks, MPH, RD, LD
Brain Balance of Suwanee LLC Joint the Chiropractic Place
Bremer Chiropractic Health Clinic Kellykakes
Bridging the Gap, Early Educational Support Services Kennesaw Chiropractic Center
Brookhaven Chiropractic Kenneth R Weil, DC
Brookstone Family Chiropractic Krantz Chiropractic Clinic PC
Buckhead Pain Specialists Learning Ridge
Cakes By Darcy Learning RX
Cakes by Maria Lees Bakery
Candler Park Chiropractic Leslie, Rubin MDLife Grocery & Café
Carol Kelly, MA, RDN, CSSD, LD Life Wellness & Chiropractic
Carolyn’s Cupcakes & More Lithia Springs Family Chiropractic
Centerchiropractic the LLC Lotus of Life Chiropractic
Century Center Chiropractic M. Eugenia Couchoud-Wilkinson, MS, RDN, LD
Chapel Hill Chiropractic Marcus Autism Center
Cheryl Orlansky, LD, CDE Martini Chiropractic Center
Chiropractic Care Maureen Vellia, DC
Chiropractic Healthcare of Buckhead Metro Endocrine & Diabetes Center
Chiropractic Total Health Center Metrotainment Bakery
Chiropractic Transformation Center Midtown Life Studio
Chiropractic Wellness Group Molly Paulson, MS, RD, LD
Chiropractic Works Morningside Chiropractic
Cohen Chiropractic Center North Marietta Chiropractic
Color-Autism Foundation Our Place Bakery Café
Confection Perfection Cakes Pain 2 Wellness Center
Cookies By Design Pediatric Endocrine Associates
Core Wellness Center Piece of Cake
Corey Chiropractic Prime Community Health Group
Creation Bakery PSS Injury & Wellness Center
Cross Chiropractic Renaissance Chiropractic Health Center
Crumpler Chiropractic Center Richard Rosenkoetter, DC
Culpepper Chiropractic Center RIDE Education Center
Cumberland Academy Roswell Center for Wellness
Dennis Scales DC Sally Brozek, MS, RD, LD, CDE
Developmental Crossroads, LLC Sally’s Gluten Free Bakery
Diabetes & Endocrinology Center Sharon Rhodes, MS, LD
Diane Weaver, MS, RD, LD Shayna Komar, RD, LD
Dinoff Family Chiropractor Simply Chiropractic
Discover Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Smallcakes Cupcakery
Douglasville Chiropractic Center Spinal Check Foundation LLC
Douglasville Wellness & Chiropractic Clinic Summit Autism Center
Dr. Biggs Chiropractic Inc The Cake Shoppe
Dr. Jay A Hammer The Cloverleaf School
Dr. Kenneth Knox DC Chiropractor The Gar’inim School of the Amit Program
Dynamic Spine and Sports Therapy The Joint
East Point Chiropractic PC Vitality Health Care Incorporated
Elkins Chiropractic Center Vondeylen Chiropractic
Emory Autism Center Warner Family Chiropractic
Enix Chiropractic LLC Wellness Plus Clinic
Fairburn Rd. Chiro Clinic Inc West Family Chiropractic
Floyd Primary Care & Center for Diabetes Willis Chiropractic Center
Fusion Chiropractic Windy Hill Chiropractic Center

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