Derreck Kayongo

Keynote Speaker

Derreck Kayongo

Entrepreneur, Global Soap Project Founder, CNN Hero, and Former CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights

With his infectious energy, Derreck Kayongo will share his courageous story of survival, social entrepreneurship, humanitarianism, and the life lessons he learned along the way, inspiring us to dream big!

Derreck is a CNN Hero, former CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the founder of the Global Soap Project: a humanitarian aid organization that collects discarded and unused soap from thousands of hotels worldwide, reprocesses it, then distributes it to in-need populations around the world.

Learn about tackling big problems from this renowned human rights activist. You’ll deep dive into personal accountability, empowered communication and innovating with imagination, walking away truly inspired!