Upcoming Celiac Sprue Association (CSA) Gluten-Free Conference (October 4 – 6)

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Mr. GFE and I are “momentarily” headed out the door to the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina to visit dear friends and attend a family wedding (woohoo on both!), so I need to get with it, but I couldn’t leave without sharing the following post from my friend, Cheryl Harris, of Gluten-Free Goodness and Harris Whole Health. You might be familiar with Cheryl’s terrific work already, but you may not know that she also has a key role in the Celiac Sprue Association (CSA). The CSA’s annual conference is coming up in less than 2 weeks. Cheryl has organized and will be moderating a gluten-free blogging panel at the conference; I’m so excited to be part of that panel! Along with Cheryl, some other gluten-free blogging friends will be participating—all of these folks I respect and admire. Hey, here’s an idea … why don’t you come to Long Island and join us for this great event? Need more info? Read all the details in Cheryl’s post below. My fingers are crossed that I’ll see some of you there! Let me know via email, Facebook, Twitter, or a comment here if you’re attending, and, of course, if you can’t make this event, please follow along with what’s happening once the conference kicks off as I’ll be sure to be posting updates when I’m at the event!

Cheryl Harris: “I am really excited to be moderating a panel on Gluten-Free Blogging at 35th Annual Celiac Sprue Association on October 4-6th on Long Island in Hauppauge, NY. There will be great sessions on the latest and greatest from the ColumbiaCeliacCenter, dietary tips, gluten-sensitivity, and panels on gluten-free baking, travel, and dining out. There will even be a clam bake, wine tasting, tours and more!

We’d love to have you join us! Registration info here. The discounted member rate is for anyone who is a member of ANY of the Celiac organizations, not just CSA.

I’m even more excited about the bloggers who will be joining me on the panel, because all are wonderful examples of thriving on a gluten-free diet and helping others do the same. They are also warm, knowledgeable bloggers and I know it will be a great panel.

Shirley Braden of Gluten Free Easily

Shirley Braden, gfe, gluten free easily, glutenfreeeasily.comShirley Braden is a gluten-free support group leader; and local, state, national, and international speaker. She teaches gluten-free individuals how to live easily, economically, and healthily with her gluten free easily (gfe) approach. Her popular and helpful gfe blog, at glutenfreeeasily.com

Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple

Amie Valpone, The Healthy Apple, Easy EatsAmie Valpone, HHC, AADP, Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com is a Manhattan-based Culinary Nutritionist, Personal Chef, Professional Recipe Developer and Food Writer specializing in Gluten-Free ‘Clean’ recipes. Amie works as a Food Allergy Concierge and Healthy Family Pantry Stylist sharing her passion for ‘Clean Eating’ by focusing on real food.  She understands how difficult it can be to find time to create healthy meals, but is here to show you how easy it can be.  Amie’s work appears on The Food Network, The Huffington Post, Martha Stewart Whole Living, YahooShine! and WebMD.

Erin Smith of Gluten-Free Fun

Erin Smith, Gluten-Free Fun, Gluten-Free GlobetrotterErin Smith is a social media expert who has been writing her gluten-free lifestyle blog Gluten-Free Fun since 2007. In 2011, she launched Gluten-Free Globetrotter, a website that encourages those with celiac disease to travel the world and not be scared about eating gluten-free domestically and abroad. Erin is the lead organizer of the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup Group, a social community that has grown to over 1,550 members in the 7 years she has been organizing the group. Erin also sits on the board of the non-profit foundation Kicking4Celiac and she is a regular contributor to Delight Gluten Free Magazine.

Melissa Mc Lean Jory of Gluten-Free for Good

Melissa McLean Jory, Gluten Free for Good, The Gluten-Free EdgeMelissa McLean Jory is a Master Nutrition Therapist, lover of simple food, founder of the blog Gluten-Free For Good, and co-author of The Gluten-Free Edge: A Nutrition and Training Guide for Peak Athletic Performance and an Active Gluten-Free Life. She also has a degree in Exercise Science, hundreds of hours of yoga teacher training, and a passion for wilderness adventure. Her mission is to help people navigate the gluten-free lifestyle with confidence, optimal nutrition, and renewed vitality. She serves on the board of directors of the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum & Hall of Fame and is a resource leader for CSA of Denver.

See? Told you it would be a great panel.

And the session will focus on how gluten-free blogging can benefit EVERYONE—well, anyone with a computer. Blogging is a great way to connect and share ideas, get information and support and be dazzled by the recipes and pictures! This virtual community is a fantastic resource for anyone with Celiac or on a gluten-free diet.  So whether you’re a blogger, want to start a blog or you simply enjoy finding more about news, products and getting great recipes,

Come join us in NY, meet some of your favorite blogging peeps and learn more about how blogging can help you on your gluten-free journey.

We’d love to have you join us! Registration info here. Unfortunately, you have to print out and mail registration due to an online registering snafu.

See you in October & please help us spread the word!”

Not just gf, but gfe!

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10 Responses to “Upcoming Celiac Sprue Association (CSA) Gluten-Free Conference (October 4 – 6)”

  1. The Celiac Husband on September 21st, 2012 12:30 pm

    Looks like a powerhouse panel!
    Maybe you should somehow try to tape the discussions , this way gluten free Bloggers who live in France (Who would that be?) could listen or even watch it on You Tube.

    • Erin Smith on September 21st, 2012 3:36 pm

      This is a great idea. A few of my readers have asked the same thing. I will check with Cheryl, our moderator.

      • Shirley on September 23rd, 2012 10:08 pm

        Hi Erin–Thanks for adding your voice to this suggestion! I think it’s going to work out. :-)


    • Shirley on September 23rd, 2012 10:02 pm

      The Celiac Husband–Thanks! :-) Well it seems that there is some discussion on doing some type of recording to be shared with others. Keep your fingers crossed that all will go well and gluten-free bloggers all over (even in France … whoever those bloggers might be!) will be able to watch the recording.


  2. cheryl on September 21st, 2012 12:36 pm

    Thanks so much for posting, Shirley! I am looking forward to FINALLY meeting you in person! Skype just isn’t the same.

    • Shirley on September 23rd, 2012 10:03 pm

      Hi Cheryl–Same here, dear, same here! It’s coming up very, very soon. :-)


  3. Jennette on September 21st, 2012 12:40 pm

    I know you’ll be too busy to meet up, but I hope you enjoy the Raleigh/Durham trip! We’re having fantastic weather this week.

    • Shirley on September 23rd, 2012 10:06 pm

      Thanks, Jennette! It was a great trip and yes, we had fantastic weather for sure. On my next visit, I’ll have to allot some time to visiting my blogger friends and much appreciated tech support. :-)


  4. Maggie on September 25th, 2012 8:09 pm

    Oh now I really want to come to NY Shirley! What a great group :)

    • Shirley on September 27th, 2012 12:58 pm

      Oh, Maggie, I’d love for you to be there! Don’t you wish we could just beam ourselves all over to see each other and be at terrific events together? ;-)

      Thanks, as always, for your enthusiastic support! :-)

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