Conference Details

The conference will take place from Friday afternoon, October 27 through Saturday, October 28, 2017. All conference sessions are hosted in the University Center at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in Chattanooga, Tennessee. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Chris Cunningham via email at or by phone at 423-425-4264.



Friday afternoon - free student-focused sessions

Note: Free parking in Lot 10 from 12:00 - 5:00 pm 

Both sessions held in the UTC University Center, Raccoon Mountain Room

Presenters: Dr. Chris Cunningham, Dr. Alex Zelin, Tim Kuppler, and other guests

  • 2:30 - 3:25 PM, Taking your education to the next level: getting into graduate school
  • 3:30 - 4:20 PM, So you want to get a job with a psychology major 


Friday evening - Student social and networking event

  • 7:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Downtown Chattanooga, location TBA
  • Ask for the CHAIOP/RCIO group and have fun 

Saturday (full-day) - registration is required (follow instructions at right)

8:00 AM, Registration Opens, Information Booth. Light refreshments served.

8:45 - 8:55 AM, Welcome Address (UC Auditorium)

9:00 - 9:55 AM, Keynote address: Tim Kuppler

10:00 - 10:55 AM, Poster Session (UC Tennessee Room)

11:00 - 11:50, Session One (various rooms)

12:00 - 1:20, Lunch & Chat (UC Chattanooga Room)

1:30 - 2:30 PM, Session Two (various rooms)

2:40 - 3:40 PM, Session Three (various rooms)

3:50 - 4:30 PM, Poster awards & Wrap-up panel discussions, all conference presenters (UC Auditorium)


Poster Session 

Posters should be approximately 3 feet by 3 -4 feet in size and will be displayed on top of tables using either the provided poster backing boards provided by UTC or on tri-fold boards that presenters may bring for themselves.



Presentations at this year’s RCIO Conference are scheduled to last 50-60 minutes, inclusive of time for Q&A. This typically means that you should prepare 35-40 minutes of content and plan to facilitate discussion and answer questions from the audience. Each presentation room will be equipped with a projector, screen, laptop computer, and internet connectivity. If other equipment will be needed, please specify in comments box in the registration form. Presenters should bring their presentations on thumb drive or have their presentation accessible via some form of internet storage source.