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


Vedam Clementi
Chef Vedam Clementi

Vedam Clementi is a gluten free chef and author of “Vedam’s Gluten Free & Fabulous! Recipes From A Southern Gay Househusband.” After suffering for over two decades with digestive tract issues, Vedam was diagnosed with Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, and had to learn to cook a new, completely gluten free way. Vedam, staying true to his southern heritage, knew that he would have to convert his recipes for favorite down home comfort foods to match his new dietary needs. As he began sharing his recipes, he soon realized that many people were in the same boat, and needed his help. He started compiling his recipes, and soon found himself creating a cook book, “Vedam’s Gluten Free & Fabulous!” The cook book not only offers southern dishes but also includes gluten free basics, how to create your own flour blend, how to set up a gluten free kitchen and home, along with recipes for breakfasts, soups, side and main dishes, desserts and some of his and his husband’s favorite dishes and cuisines.

Vedam has already begun his second gluten free cook book which will focus on dishes that are more health conscious and vegetarian dishes.

Vedam’s website (www.ChefVedam.com) is full of gluten free recipes and information regarding Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. He produces a free monthly newsletter you can sign up for on his site. Vedam can be reached at Vedam@ChefVedam.com. Follow him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/vedamsglutenfreeandfabulous/ and Twitter at @ChefVedam.

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Denise Drew

Denise Drew is owner of Essential Oils for Health and Longevity. She developed a love of essential oils after an agonizing bout with cancer that lead to being diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2006.

She found essential oils to be a major factor in supporting her health and wellness. Many of the oils can boost immunity while strengthening and supporting the natural functions of our bodies.

For the last two years Denise has traveled the country sharing certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils.

Denise is trained and certified in the use of doTerra essential oils and AromaTouch Technique, a clinical approach to applying essential oils along the energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body.

At the Atlanta GFAF Expo, she is sharing information on digestive wellness with essential oils. After the workshop, stop by and see her at booth #405 for more information and sample the Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Oils.

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Elizabeth Anthony Gronert

With over 32 years of experience owning her own business, Elizabeth Anthony Gronert is a seasoned trainer, coach and mentor. With 20 years in professional beauty industry as a salon owner, platform educator and international trainer then transitioned into the Direct Selling Industry for the last 16 years. Initially in fashion and helping people with Total Image Consulting, then entering the health arena by helping people learn how to sleep more restoratively. The last 3 ½ years has been marketing for Melaleuca.com, The Wellness Company, helping people and families live without toxins, carcinogens and allergens like Gluten. Our goal is to help as many people save money with their everyday shopping and still have peace of mind that everything they purchase/use for their family is safe from poisons, carcinogens, gluten and other allergens.

Elizabeth is a veteran speaker, stage trainer, published author of textbooks, magazine columns, technical videos and blog. Elizabeth is an active fundraiser that enrolls others in giving back to the community. Elizabeth and Kris are on staff at Willow Creek Church helping their large church build small, rewarding community.

Specialties:
• Business Trainer & Direct Sales Coach
• Fundraising for Charity, Community & Scholarships
• Success Strategies for the Small Business
• Speaker for Events (Club Meetings/Business Functions)

See more at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethgronert

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Hilary Kass
Hilary Kass, MPH

Hilary brings with her 25 years of whole foods cooking and public health nutrition education. Hilary Kass, MPH, keeps her eyes and ears open for up to date news about food and agriculture as we all grow more aware of how food affects the health of our minds, bodies and planet. She is cooking up new health sustaining creations using the finest ingredients. Stay tuned.

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Holly Gardner
Holly Gardner

I’ve experienced several life-altering events throughout my life, and my son’s diagnosis with life-threatening food allergies is at the top of the list. When he was five months old he was diagnosed with a dairy allergy, and then we later identified allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, and seeds as well. Before he was diagnosed we thought we knew what food allergies were, but we quickly learned that we had absolutely no idea how badly food allergies impact lives. Suddenly, everything about our lives changed. We had to learn quickly and decided that we wouldn’t let food allergies keep us from living.

Shortly after he was diagnosed, I started brainstorming ideas for products that would help make our lives easier. In mid-2014, my husband and I took the leap and started sharing our ideas through an online retail store, safehappyfamily.com

As fate would have it, exactly one year after opening our store I received my diagnosis of celiac disease. The diagnosis had been a long time coming and involved almost a decade of bizarre health problems, broken bones and unexplained organ failures. Living with severe food restrictions is our new normal, and we love connecting and encouraging other families going through similar walks.

I recently received the State of Florida’s “Young Entrepreneur Award” for excellence in innovation from Governor Rick Scott and used this opportunity to shed light on the importance of educating others about severity of food allergies and celiac disease. I am also a member of the Florida State University’s Business Innovation Center.

My previous work experience includes over five years of federal government consulting, and six and a half years owning and operating a small business (Holly Gardner Photography). Academically, I hold a MS in Engineering from the George Washington University and am enrolled in the Stanford University Graduate School of Business’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate program.

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Jen Cafferty

Jen Cafferty
CEO, The Gluten Free Media Group

Jen Cafferty is “all things gluten free.” As founder and CEO of The Gluten Free Media Group, Jen is a nationally recognized expert on connecting gluten-free brands to consumers in ways that help everyone live a better lifestyle. Not only does Jen run the largest gluten-free media group in the US, she and her family follow restricted diets due to a variety health concerns. With years of experience living a gluten-free lifestyle, Jen’s opinion has become the “seal of good housekeeping” for many brands, and she is considered to be one of the foremost experts in gluten-free living in North America.

As a Certified Health Coach and Chef, Jen frequently teaches lifestyle classes, writes articles and collaborates on gluten-free projects. Through the consulting division of her company, Jen collaborates with numerous CPG brands and retailers to ensure they are attaining their full marketing potential when reaching the free-from customer. Combining her personal and professional experience, Jen Cafferty truly has become a proponent for gluten-free and allergen-friendly living. For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Jen Cafferty at jen@glutenfreemg.com or 847-217-1317.

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Tiffany HInton
Tiffany Hinton

As an adult with health issues, Tiffany learned she was gluten and lactose
intolerant. This turned her life upside down. Not knowing where to start
she found pre-made gluten free items overpriced and she still wanted to
eat family favorites. Experimenting in the kitchen began with research and
practice. Tiffany can now turn any desirable recipe into gluten and dairy
free, without sacrificing the taste. Tiffany started blogging in June of
2010, while going through treatments for infertility. Like many others;
she struggled to talk about her experience, leading to an online journal
for sharing emotions and heart. Following the birth of her first child she
began to share gluten free substitutes for her favorite family recipes on
her blog GFmomcertified.com. After three children in just three years,
gluten free cooking has become a necessity. Discovering she was not alone
in the challenge to feed a gluten free family, opened the path to writing
Gluten Free Mom Certified. She creates and shares GF recipes each week on
her blog to help GF mothers meet the challenge of GF cooking. Tiffany’s
mission persists today to re-create the foods she grew up eating, into
gluten and dairy free.

Books and Publications:
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Winter Thyme 2012
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Spring Thyme 2013
Gluten Free Mom Certified 2013
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Summer Thyme 2013
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Fall Thyme 2013
Gluten Free Mom Certified 2013
Overcoming Mediocrity 2013
Mom Certified Celebrates Heritage 2014

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Sponsors


Title Sponsor
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Platinum Sponsors
  • sponsor_enjoy
  • Kroger0-2
  • Spouts
Gold Sponsors
  • Earth Balance Small
Silver Sponsors
  • EARTHFARE-H-C
  • smart-flour-foods
  • SunButterLogo_RGB_BlackR
Bronze Sponsors
  • BellPlantationlogo1
  • Building Blocks Logo
  • Spinato'sLogo

Vendors


  • 2bWhole logo
  • Abundant Love
  • Against the Grain
  • Alimtox
  • Arbonne Hannah May Dallas
  • Print
  • Atlanta Gastroenterology
  • Baby Mummum
  • BakeryOnMain
  • Bare Belly
  • Beanfields
  • BellPlantationlogo1
  • Building Blocks Logo
  • Camp Weekaneatit
  • Canyon Bakehouse
  • Celiac Support Association
  • Chef Vedam
  • Your Comfort for Life
  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
  • crunchilogo
  • Daiya
  • DAURA
  • BLUE_DelightCorporateLogo
  • doTerra
  • Dr Biggs-1
  • Earth Balance Small
  • EARTHFARE-H-C
  • elmhurst harvest
  • sponsor_enjoy
  • FFARMS_Logo_140_Clear
  • Freedom Foods
  • G&G Gourmet
  • Garden Lites
  • GIG Logo
  • glutino_header
  • Hilary's Eat Well
  • Print
  • Kinnikinnick Foods
  • Kitchen Craft
  • ruby t logo
  • Kroger0-2
  • LoveGrownFoods
  • Maggiano's logo
  • Mahatma Brown Rice
  • MASSEL
  • Mike's hard lemonade
  • Milton's Craft bakers
  • Mina's Purely Divine
  • NoGlutenInc_Logo
  • Nubian Heritage
  • Paleo Magazine
  • Pascha Organic Dark Chocolate
  • Rainbow best logo-page-0
  • Red Daisy Logo for GFAFExpo
  • Ronzoni-2
  • RPs Pasta Company
  • Safe & Happy Family
  • Saffrom Road Foods
  • Sally's Gluten Free Bakery
  • sponsor_sanj
  • sponsor_schar
  • Shay Latte
  • smart-flour-foods
  • Sonoma Flatbread
  • Spinato'sLogo
  • Spouts
  • Success-Logo-Vector
  • Sugar & Spice Market
  • SunButterLogo_RGB_BlackR
  • Swerve-1
  • three-bakers-logo-small
  • Tiffany Hinton
  • Trans Ocean
  • True Source Family Vhiro
  • udis_header
  • Vans_Logo_Float_022515-01
  • Veggie Fries carrot wood 8-13-14
  • Younique
  • Zuresh

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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