Elizabeth Smart to Speak at Positive Living Community Conference
July 26, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FIRST ANNUAL POSITIVE LIVING COMMUNITY CONFERENCE
SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2019, AFTON, WY
The Star Valley Medical Center Auxiliary is excited to announce the first annual Positive Living Community Conference which will take place September 22, 2018 at the Afton High School Auditorium, Afton Wyoming. The focus of the inaugural event will be to uplift the lives of men, women and children through individual and panel presentations, which will be centered on opening dialogue to reinforce and strengthen positive, informative family and community discussions.
We are pleased to share that our first guest speaker will be Elizabeth Smart. The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Through this traumatic experience, Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs, and National legislation. The Founder of the “Elizabeth Smart Foundation”, Elizabeth has also helped promote The National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions.
Elizabeth has chronicled her experiences in the New York Times best-selling book, "My Story." In addition, she and other abduction survivors worked with the Department of Justice to create a survivors guide, entitled, “You're Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment.” This guide is meant to encourage children who have gone through similar experiences not to give up but to know that there is hope for a rewarding life.
Elizabeth has recently released a new powerful and inspiring book about what it takes to overcome trauma, find the strength to move on, and reclaim one’s life. "Where There’s Hope" is the result of Elizabeth’s mission: It is both an up-close-and-personal glimpse into her healing process and a heartfelt how-to guide for readers to make peace with the past and embrace the future. Elizabeth’s abduction and recovery continue to motivate parents, law enforcement and leaders worldwide to focus on children’s safety.
We look forward to bringing together attendees from through western Wyoming and eastern Idaho to participate in this event and open dialogue critical to create safe, healthy and resilient communities. There will be a book signing opportunity with Elizabeth Smart after the conference.
For more information please contact: Star Valley Medical Center Auxiliary at 885-5861 or 885-5886.
The Positive Living Community Conference will focus on opening dialogue to reinforce and strengthen positive and informative discussions within the family and community. Each year will address a new and relevent topic to engage the community and encourage conversation and uplift the lives of the men, women and children living in Star Valley and surrounding areas.
This year, the first of the annual conference series, will feature Elizabeth Smart as the keynote speaker. After the keynote presentation, a panel of local experts from law enforcement, healthcare, behavioral health, school district, support agencies, and government will take the stage to answer questions and discuss services available to the community. They will share information about trends in our area and talk about programs that are in place to protect the community and residents.
The program will end with a book signing with Elizabeth Smart and opportunities to browse booths for snacks and further information. For further information on this event, please contact the SVMC Auxiliary at 885-5861.
Tickets will go on sale on August 1, 2018 Tickets available at the door
Aug 1 - Sept 7 Sept 8 - Day of Event
Students* $12 $15
General Admission $20 $25
*Due to the sensitive subject matter, we recommend students 16 years and younder are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
9:00 - 9:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00 am Welcome, Speaker and Topic Introduction
10:00 - 11:00 am Elizabeth Smart, Keynote Speech, Q&A Session
11:15 - 12:00 pm Panel Q&A with audience participation
12:00 - 1:00 pm Elizabeth Smart Book Signing/Informational Booths