The InsideNGO Annual Conference is an exclusive, members-only event. One of the largest gatherings worldwide of professionals in the international relief and development NGO community, this year's event was one for the books! The 2017 Annual Conference provided more opportunities than ever to learn, network, and celebrate the important role that operations staff play in advancing the work of mission-driven NGOs.


At this year’s conference, LINGOs had a dedicated track featuring a great lineup of learning-focused sessions led by partners, members, and friends of LINGOs, open to all attendees. They also introduced a new “Global Learning Lab” where everyone could collaborate on innovative projects and capacity building tools. Our 2017 wrap up page is coming soon!  

Keynote Speaker - DERRECK KAYONGO


Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: DERRECK KAYONGO

Business Visionary, Global Soap Project Founder & CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights

This year’s conference kicked off with Keynote Speaker Derreck Kayongo on Harnessing Your Power to Create Change. Kayongo inspires and empowers with his courageous story of survival, social entrepreneurship, humanitarianism, and the life lessons he learned along the way. He is the founder of the Global Soap Project, which recycles used hotel soap and redistributes it to impoverished populations around the world. A Top Ten CNN Hero in 2011, his passion for helping others and commitment to innovative thinking earned him his current role as CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

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To everyone who attended our 2016 Annual Conference: thank you for making it our largest, most exciting conference yet. Annual Conference 2017 will have all the learning, networking, and celebrating 2016 did- and more!


Conference participants can find presentations, session materials, discussions, and more onthe Annual Conference page in our Member Community.

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