October 1 | 8:00 am - 10:50 am  | Omni Hotel - CNN Center

Join ASPE to honor award recipients, induct the 2018-2020 Board of Directors, and hear keynote speaker, Derreck Kayongo, Global Soap Project Founder & former CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Ticket is required for entrance. Business attire is required (t-shirts, jeans, tennis shoes, and hats are not permitted).

2018 Society Awards

Kenneth G. Wentink Award of Excellence
Distinguished Service Award
Industry Award
Donald F. Dickerson Award
Peter E. Warshaw Service Award
ASPE Humanitarian Award
George W. Runkle Award of Merit

2018 Education and Research Foundation Awards

Award for Scientific Achievement


2018-2020 Society Board of Directors
2018-2020 College of Fellows


Derreck Kayongo

Derreck 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 role as CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in 2014, where he served until March 2018.

From Ugandan refugee to successful entrepreneur and renowned human rights activist, Derreck 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, Derreck 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.