Governor’s Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect

The 43rd Annual Governor’s Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect is October 22-24 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel-Maner Conference Center in Topeka. This year’s conference features keynote speakers Daniel Sumrok, MD, director of the Center for Addiction Sciences at the University of Tennessee (The Role of Trauma in the Chronic Illnesses of Adulthood); and Kevin Mulcahy, Assistant U.S. Attorney and child abuse survivor (Randy & Me: A Prosecutor’s Story of his Childhood Sexual Abuse).

Registration rates are:

  • $150 for one day
  • $200 for two days
  • $250 for all three days

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS OCTOBER 4. After October 4, there is an additional charge of $25 applied. If you need to cancel, KCSL must receive written notification by October 17; $25 of the registration fee is nonrefundable. And registrations cancelled after October 17 will not be reimbursed.

Once you begin the registration process, you must complete it entirely including payment. The system cannot save incomplete or unpaid registrations. If you would like to register online but pay by check, please contact Pam Noble for instructions.

Register HERE.

For a printable list of session descriptions, please click HERE.

To register by mail, the printable form is available HEREPlease note: payment must accompany the registration.

For more information, contact Pam Noble at (316) 942-4261 x1343 or

Capitol Plaza Hotel
1717 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612

$94/night plus tax for single or double occupancy

Rooms sell out quickly. This rate is available for a limited number of rooms until October 1. Make your room reservations as early as possible to ensure the discounted rate. After October 1, room rate increases to $96/night plus tax.

To make a hotel reservation, go to or call (800) 579-7937 and use group code: KCSV1.