Due to ongoing circumstances related to the COVID-19 situation in the United States, and the recent UTC directive regarding large campus events, The Office for Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor (URaCE) regrets to announce that the 2020 ReSEARCH Dialogues Conference has been Cancelled. 

The health and safety of our community is the most important priority at this time.  We would like to thank the nearly 700 students, faculty, staff, and community members who registered to present their projects at ReSEARCH Dialogues this year.  We also express our deepest gratitude to the entire UTC community and to our local partners for their continued support of this event.

Though the conference has been cancelled, it is critical that we recognize all of the research and creative work taking place at UTC. Thus, we recently published the full conference agenda( which includes presenters, co-presenters, and project titles) HERE Additionally, you may access pitch competition information HERE.


***Visit the UTC Scholar ReSEARCH Dialogues Conference Proceedings page to view presenter abstracts, poster files, presentation slides, and more. ***


How to list research presentations on a Curriculum Vitae or within an E-Portfolio when a conference was cancelled. (information excerpted from the Modern Language Association website)

If the conference that accepted your presentation was canceled, you may list the presentation on your CV under a header such as “Accepted Papers” or “Invited Speeches” and note that the conference did not take place. The following provides an example:

Chen, Joanne. “Strategies for Teaching Grammar to First-Year College Students.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Milwaukee, WI, 25–28 Mar. 2020. Conference canceled.


Thank you for your continued support, and your dedication to the research enterprise at UTC.

Save the Date:

When: Tues. April 14 and Wed. April 15, 2020

Where: UTC University Center

Celebrating Scholarship, Engagement, the Arts, Research, Creativity and the Humanities.

This two-day, signature event features student and faculty pitch competitions, poster and podium presentations and creative performances.

Held each spring, ReSEARCH Dialogues is the largest academic conference on the UTC campus. The event showcases the scholarship and creative endeavors of more than 750 UTC faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students and staff from all campus programs and disciplines. In addition, members of the local Chattanooga community are invited to participate as pitch competition judges, event volunteers, presenters, and conference guests.

The event is free and open to the public.

ReSEARCH Dialogues Sponsors

Weldon F. Osborne Foundation

UTC College of Arts & Sciences

UTC Graduate School