Global human rights activist Derreck Kayongo will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo. Kayongo will present his address at the ASPE Breakfast Award Ceremony Oct. 1 in Atlanta.

Kayongo is the founder of the Global Soap Project, which recycles used hotel soap and redistributes it to impoverished regions around the world. He was named a Top 10 CNN Hero in 2011 and has a passion for helping others. Kayongo’s innovating thinking earned him his role as CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in 2014, where he served until March 2018.