2023 Summit

About the Summit

The Annual Zero Abuse Project Summit is back in-person! The Summit will run June 8-9, 2023 in Orlando, Florida, and will focus on the current research and emerging issues in the field of forensic interviewing and child abuse investigations. This conference is for all multidisciplinary team members, including law enforcement, CPS, prosecutors, and forensic interviewers. 

As an addition, we will be hosting our National Peer Review on June 7th for currently practicing forensic interviewers. The peer review is open to 75 participants.

2023 Speakers & Presenters

Chief Program Officer, Education & Research
Senior Director
Chief Executive Officer
Lead Forensic Interview Specialist
Forensic Interview Specialist and Trainer

acknowledging leaders in the field

2023 Awards Luncheon

Zero Abuse Project seeks to acknowledge those leaders dedicated to children and families by working to make the world a safer place. This year, we will be giving out three awards at the 2023 Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 8th, 2023. This luncheon is included in your registration fee!

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    The award recognizes and promotes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of child maltreatment and the advancement of best practices for the field.
  • Forensic Interviewing Award
    The award recognizes a forensic interview professional who demonstrates extraordinary dedication and skill in the field of forensic interviewing.
  • Law Enforcement Award
    The award recognizes a law enforcement professional who demonstrates extraordinary dedication to the field of child maltreatment and direct service care on behalf of children and families.
Nominations closed on April 29th. Thank you for all of the submissions.

More information

Summit Details

Cancellation policy:

We offer a refund minus a $25 administrative fee for each cancelled registration. We do not offer refunds if you fail to notify us prior to the conference you can’t attend. Zero Abuse Project must be notified 7 full business days before the start of the Summit to qualify for a refund or transfer (by May 31, 2023). No refunds will be offered for early bird tickets.


Registrations can be transferred to a different attendee for a $25 administrative fee.


Zero Abuse Project reserves the right to cancel or postpone this seminar if minimum registration requirements are not met or as a result of Force Majeure. Zero Abuse Project will make all attempts to notify registrants of cancellation or postponement at the earliest opportunity.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Summit will be held in-person at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida from June 7-9, 2023.

Zero Abuse Project has secured a limited room block at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista at the special Summit rate of $169.00/night. Be sure to reserve your rooms early!

Bookings can be made at this link:

Alternatively, you may call the reservations hotline at 1-800-377-8898 and reference the code “ZAP” for the group rate.

A general session ticket includes the 2023 Summit sessions on June 8-9, including an awards luncheon on June 8th.

We will be offering a forensic interviewing peer reviewing session on June 7 for an additional cost. This session is limited to 75 participants. You will be prompted to purchase this ticket as an add-on when you register via Eventbrite. Attendees that have not purchased an add-on ticket for June 7 will only have access to the June 8-9 sessions.


Because CEU requirements differ widely by state, Zero Abuse Project will provide all the materials to registered attendees to register for CEUs invidivually in their own states.

Certificates of Attendance will be available upon request. 

No, all sessions will be in-person only.

Presenters have already been selected for 2023.

Still Have Questions?

Our team is standing by to support you. Please contact [email protected] with questions or for more information. 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from this distinguished panel of thought leaders and professional educators!