Giant Leap in Human Trafficking Event

Venue:  Purdue Memorial Union
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

February 14, 2019

This portion of the event is open to the public. All are welcome to attend.

Time Description Location
08:00 am Check-in and Breakfast PMU North Ballroom
​08:55 am

Welcome address

Dr Chad Laux and Dr Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, Co-Chairs

PMU North Ballroom
09:00 am

Keynote Address 1

Title:  Human Trafficking 101

Speaker:  Dr Oliver Kaplan, Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Human Trafficking Center, University of Denver, Colorado, USA

PMU North Ballroom
10:00 am

Keynote Address 2

Title:  Human Trafficking in Indiana: Voice of the Survivor

Speakers:  Tebogo "Tebby" Kaisara, Survivor Advocate in Indiana

Morgan Bow, Region 4 Coalition Coordinator for the Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (ITVAP)

PMU North Ballroom
10:45 am Tea/Coffee Break PMU North Ballroom
11:00 am

Human Trafficking Panel Discussion


Shannon Traore, Program Manager of the Family Advocacy Program, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Gary Burniske, Managing Director for the Purdue Center for Global Food Security

Jen Bushore-Barry, Executive Director of the Heartford House Child Advocacy Center

Gregg Anderson, Managing Director of Crowe LLP, Sustainable Risk Management Programs

Sally Siegrist, former Indiana State Prepresentatie District 26 and author of House Bill 1270

PMU North Ballroom
12:00 pm Lunch Break/ Networking PMU Faculty Lounge
1:15 pm

Keynote Address 3

Title:  The Relationship between Poverty Economics and Human Trafficking in Mexico

Speaker:  Dr Shaye Worthman, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Sciences and Development at Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Puebla

PMU North Ballroom
1:55 pm End of public event.  

This portion of the event is only open to Purdue Faculty/Staff, Purdue Students, Speakers/Panelists, and Student Team Mentors.

Time Description Location
2:00 pm

Human Centered Design

Title:  Ideation Process – Developing socio-technical solutions to real-world problems


Mr. Shawn Farrington, Continuing Term Lecturer of Technology Leadership & Innovation

Dr Nathan Mentzer, Associate Professor of Technology, Leadership, and Innovation

Dr. Dawn Laux, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Department Head of Computer and Information Technology

PMU North Ballroom
2:30 pm

Design Innovation Team Registration and Student Team Mentors Assigned 

Topic: Discuss Rubric and Hackathon Deadline (February 15th, 2019)

PMU North Ballroom
3:00 pm Design Innovation Challenge Officially Begins! Move to Young Hall, 3rd Floor & meet with Mentors
3:15 pm Snacks and beverages Young Hall, 3rd Floor
6:00 pm

Dinner Break

Moe's Southwest Grill!

Young Hall, 3rd Floor
8:30 pm Snacks and beverages  Young Hall, 3rd Floor
Midnight! Midnight Fuel - Papa John's Pizza Young Hall, 3rd Floor


Design Innovation Challenge continues throughout the night. Students are welcome to work anyone on campus, but food will be provided in Young Hall, 3rd Floor. Students are welcome to work until the deadline.

February 15, 2019

Time Description Location
08:00 am

Student Team Deadline - Design Innovation Challenge Ends

Students must upload their 1-minute video submission via Qualtrics by this deadline to be eligible for the competition.

8:30 am Breakfast for Judges, Steering Committee, and Speakers STEW 218
9:00 am Judges begin reviewing submissions  
11:00 am Winning Team Announced