Why Should You Attend the 2020 SASH Annual Conference?

Going Virtual in 2020

All times are Central Time.

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Keynote Session
Overcoming Adversity and Not Letting the Past Define Your Future.
Come hear Elizabeth speak about her journey of recovery and her message of hope and healing.
Level of audience: Beginner
Available CE Credits: 0
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #1: None
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #2: None
Elizabeth Smart, The Smart Foundation, President
The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted from her home at the age of 14 on the night of June 5, 2002. For the next nine months, her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, her grueling imprisonment ended on March 12, 2003, when an observant and courageous bystander took action, alerting the police and ultimately leading to her safe return to her family.

Elizabeth triumphantly testified before her captors and the world about the very private nightmare she suffered during her abduction, which led to their convictions. Through this traumatic experience, Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs, and national legislation.

Elizabeth has helped promote the international AMBER Alert system, the Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions. She is the founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation.