Keynote Speaker - Elizabeth Smart
The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizabeth back to her family on March 12, 2003 after being held prisoner for 9 grueling months.
Through this traumatic experience Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs and National legislation. Elizabeth triumphantly testified before her captor and the world about the very private nightmare she suffered during her abduction, which lead to conviction.
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's abduction and recovery continues to motivate parents, law enforcement and leaders worldwide to focus on children's safety. She emphasizes vigilance by "every day" people and the belief that hope always exist to find every missing child.
Elizabeth's example is a daily demonstration that there really is life after a tragic event. Smart attended Brigham Young University, studying music as a harp performance major. She married her husband Matthew in 2012.
Registration for the 2018 Florida Krimes Against Kids Conference will open on March 10th, 2018. We are excited to announce that the conference will be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, July 25th through July 27th, 2018. Make plans NOW to attend!! Check back in March to download the Brochure by clicking on the Conference Brochure button under the Conference Links on the left of this page.
With nearly 50 sessions in 2.5 days, the 2018 Conference promises to provide something for everyone. Our faculty includes presenters who are recognized for their passion and expertise. The combination of high quality training, tremendous networking opportunities and the excitement of the Walt Disney World® Resort offers an experience that will challenge and inspire everyone who attends the conference.
This annual event has become a favorite for many professionals around the country, including law enforcement personnel, child protective service personnel, attorneys, therapists, counselors, and social workers. We are anticipating having over 400 participants at the 2018 conference.
As previously mentioned, conference attendees may stay on site at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The discounted room rate will be $150.00 per room + $25 for each additional adult. There is no charge for parking and there is no resort fee. The deadline to obtain this rate is June 23rd, 2018. You can make your reservation at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort by calling (407) 934-3372. Registrants will receive a code from the FNCAC to receive the reduced rate on reservations.
Disney’s Magical Express is the newest Disney Difference benefit, and it will make it even easier for you to travel to the Walt Disney World® Resort. Disney's Magical Express is a complimentary service for registered Guests staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort. To arrange to use Disney's Magical Express, please click on the link below to our personalized Disney conference website.
- Complimentary round-trip shuttle service between Orlando International Airport and Disney's Coronado Springs.
- Complimentary luggage handling - from arrival into Orlando International Airport through resort check-in
- Advance airline check-in at the resort for departures on select airlines - a great way to avoid airport lines
Important information about the Walt Disney World® Resort, including reduced-price Convention Park Ticket Prices and Disney’s Magical Express may be obtained on our Disney Conference website by clicking here.
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