The Wichita Eagle reports that Smart was the keynote speaker Friday during a law enforcement conference on human trafficking in Wichita. She's been advocating for crime victims through her Elizabeth Smart Foundation.
Smart was 14 in 2002 when she was kidnapped from her Utah home, raped and held for nine months. Smart was found in 2003 after motorists spotted her walking with her captor in Salt Lake City.
Brian David Mitchell has been sentenced to two life terms in Smart's kidnapping.
Smart says she has decided to be happy as a way to avoid letting her kidnapper control her any more.
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