Keynote Speaker: Derreck Kayongo

Keynote Speaker: Derreck Kayongo

Keynote Speaker: Derreck Kayongo
Business Visionary, Global Soap Project Founder
& CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
2:15 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

With his trademark panache, Derreck Kayongo inspires and empowers with his courageous story of survival, social entrepreneurship and humanitarianism, and the life lessons he learned along the way.

Kayongo is the founder of the Global Soap Project, which recycles used hotel soap and redistributes it to impoverished populations around the world. In creating this global humanitarian initiative, he demonstrated that a simple, yet novel idea has the power to transform the lives of millions. 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. He’s also quite familiar with the NGO sector, having spent 10 years at InsideNGO member organization CARE.

From Ugandan refugee to successful entrepreneur and renowned human rights activist, Kayongo inspires audiences to dream big as he shares his vision for harnessing the power of observation to identify issues and solve challenges in any community or organization.

With palpable energy and enthusiasm, he brings his personal guiding principles, coined as S.E.L.F. – Service, Education, Leadership, and Faith – to life in emotionally-packed presentations that linger long after his speech. Dynamic and empowering on stage, Kayongo inspires a spirit of entrepreneurialism and creative problem-solving while spurring audiences to invent their own self-made motto of success so they can create tangible change in the world.

Hear Derreck's TED Talk to gear up for his keynote at Annual Conference 2017!