VIP Preview for Conference Attendees: Saturday June 7th 2pm-5pm
EXPO Open to the Public: Sunday June 8th 10am-4pm
**Saturday’s Attendees get FREE admission to Sunday’s Gluten-Free EXPO**
- Over 100 companies exhibiting
- Sample the best and newest gluten-free products on market
- Get the opportunity to try NEW products some being launched at the EXPO from your favorite food manufacturers BEFORE they hit the store shelves
- Discounted products available for purchase
- Cooking demonstrations, raffle, booksigning, photobooth… plus so much more!
- Leave with a bag full of gluten-free goodies and coupons
Sunday’s EXPO Speakers Include:
Amy Burkhart MD, RD Integrative Medicine theceliacmd.com 12:00pm – Sunday June 8th
Dr. Burkhart is a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician and a Registered Dietitian. She also completed a fellowship in Integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona. She now has an integrative medicine practice and specializes in treating digestive ailments such as ibs, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. She uses traditional therapies in combination with nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and mind-body techniques to most optimally treat her patients.
Erica Dermer – CELIACANDTHEBEAST.COM – 10:15am Sunday June 8th
“First Timer Mistakes on the Gluten-Free Diet: For Newbies and Celiac Vets too”
I use humor to get through my celiac disease diagnosis and living gluten-free in a world full of wheat. My aim is to educate the world about celiac disease and the importance of this wonderful “less than 20ppm” universe we live in. My first book, “Celiac and the Beast: A Love Story Between a Gluten-Free Girl, Her Genes, and a Broken Digestive Tract” was released in October 2013.
Erica will also be signing copies of her book at booth 115!
Debbie Adler – SWEET DEBBIE’S ORGANIC CUPCAKES – 11am Sunday June 8th
Debbie is the owner of the nationally renown, vegan, gluten-free bakery Sweet Debbie’s Organic Cupcakes located in Los Angeles. It is the first bakery in the United States to also make allergy-free baked goods that contain certified organic ingredients that are sweetened only with stevia and coconut nectar.
In addition to owning her bakery, Debbie is also the author of the critically acclaimed cookbook, Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: Allergy-free & Vegan Recipes from the Famous Los Angeles Bakery. It was named a “Best Gluten-Free Cookbook of 2013” by Delicious Living Magazine, a “Favorite Book” by Living Without Magazine, and a “Best Vegan Cookbook of 2013” by Green Vegan Living.
Charissa Luke- ZESTBAKERY.COM – 1:00pm Sunday June 8th
Going From Baker To Business Owner: Why I Started My Own Bakery and How I Make It Work
Michelle Palin- MYGLUTEN-FREEKITCHEN.COM – 2:45pm Sunday June 8th
“Converting your Family Favorite Recipes” Working to adapt your family’s favorite recipes rather than feeling overwhelmed that you have to eat all new foods and recipes.
I’m a 30-something wife, mother of two boys, and I have celiac disease. My hobbies are baking and collecting cookbooks and recipes. I’ve been cooking family-friendly gluten-free meals and treats since my celiac diagnosis in 2010, and am writing about my time in the kitchen at MyGluten-FreeKitchen.com.
Alison Needham – AGIRLDEFLOURED.COM 2:00pm Sunday June 8th
“How I de-floured, then re-floured my pantry — making sense of gluten-free flours, and how to make your own multi-purpose flour blends”
I am a recipe developer, food photographer and a celiac. I always love a good challenge, so right after my positive endoscopy I got straight to work in the kitchen, developing gluten free versions of all my old favorite recipes. The meals I love the most are simple, seasonal and quick to prepare. My taste testers include my husband and three kids, who are especially thrilled when dessert is served.
“Great opportunity to be around vendors and educators that care! Gluten-free may be a trend for some people, but I’ll be celiac forever.”
-Megan from California
“Perfect place to take the entire family! Both my celiac and non-celiac kids had a great time”
-Jenny form Arizona
“We look forward to this event each year. We get to spend the whole weekend enjoying food, without having to ask “is that gluten-free?”
-John from Nevada