RESEARCH Dialogues

two students hold up frame that reads ReSEARCH Dialogues 

The UTC ReSEARCH Dialogues conference celebrates 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 2020

When:

Tuesday, April 14

Wednesday, April 15

Where:

UTC University Center

Are you affiliated with a local business, school, nonprofit, or other community organization? There are numerous ways to participate in ReSEARCH Dialogues. Learn more here.


Key Dates

Presenter and Pitch Competition Registration Opens   Fri. Nov. 29, 2019
Registration Deadline to Present at ReSEARCH Dialogues Sun. Feb. 16, 2020
Notification of Acceptance early March, 2020
ReSEARCH Dialogues Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15

Ways to Participate

UTC faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students may participate in a poster, podium, panel, or performance presentation session. Presenting at multiple sessions and multiple formats is highly encouraged! 

Do you have an idea for a research or creative project? Are you searching for funding to support a research or creative activity? Participate in a pitch competition. 

 

Learn more about the Undergraduate Student Lightning Pitch

Learn more about the Graduate 3 Minute Pitch Competition

Learn more about the Faculty Elevator Pitch Competition

 


Presentation Formats

Will feature individual or group research posters, creative works, models, and other interactive modes of communication. Poster sessions will be scheduled on both days of the conference.

Poster Sizes

Your poster must be sized to one of the following size dimensions:

 3 x 4 OR  4 x 7 feet.

Recommended size: 3x4

Need a poster template sized to the appropriate dimensions? Download a UTC branded PowerPoint poster template below. 

Poster Printing

  • Presenters are responsible for printing their own posters. Clips will be provided for affixing posters to boards.

 

 

Will feature individual or group oral and visual presentations. Podium presentations will be scheduled on both days of the event. Sessions will be moderated.

 

Download UTC branded PowerPoint presentation templates below.

Select a Template

Widescreen:16-9

Standard:4-3

Logo Bottom Design (16-9)

Logo Bottom Design (4_3)

Logo Side Design (16_9)

Logo Side Design (4_3)

Will feature individual or group performances in music, theatre, dance and other creative formats. Sessions will be moderated.

Will feature opportunities to present a new topic and get feedback on aspects of a current research project or creative endeavor. Sessions will run no more than 30 minutes in length. 

Will feature four minute persuasive pitches to propose a research project, community engaged, global or service learning project, scholarship, or creative activity  Pitches will be evaluated by a panel of non-expert, community judges. 
Will feature three minute persuasive pitches to propose a research project, community engaged, global or service learning project, scholarship, or creative activity. Presentations will be evaluated by a panel of community judges.
Will feature two minute persuasive pitches to propose a research project, community engaged, global or service learning project, scholarship, or creative activity. Presentations will be evaluated by a panel of community judges.

Other Ways to Participate

  • Encourage your undergraduate research advisees to present.
  • Promote the event within your department, college, or unit.
  • Encourage your students to attend and/or bring your class to the event.
  • Moderate a podium, or panel session.
  • Attend a plenary lunch during ReSEARCH Dialogues on Tues. April 14 or Wed. April 15, 2020
  • Promote the event within your department and college.
  • Attend ReSEARCH Dialogues on Tues. April 14 and Wed. April 15, 2020.
  • Volunteer at ReSEARCH Dialogues! SIGN UP
  • Promote the event within your department, college, or unit.
  • Attend ReSEARCH Dialogues on Tues. April 14 and Wed. April 15, 2020.
  • Moderate a podium, panel, or performance session.
  • Judge a pitch competition. Learn More.
  • Volunteer at ReSEARCH Dialogues! SIGN UP.

The Research Dialogues organizing committee would like to acknowledge the following individuals who signed up to volunteer at ReSEARCH Dialogues this year. We express our deepest gratitude to each of these individuals for their support of this event.

  • Kim Sapp
  • Sarah Farnsley
  • Jean Betters
  • Kelly McNamara
  • Daniel Grzesik
  • Brittany Richardson
  • Val Sample
  • Becky Nasadowski
  • Endia Butler
  • Nagwan Zahry
  • Anna Lane
  • Teresa Phillips
  • Mia Spivey
  • Brionna Taylor
  • Katelyn Higgins
  • Aayushi Shah
  • Anny Quintero
  • Joshua  Wood
  • Susan Gutshall
  • Leslie Tyler
  • Katelyn Broadway
  • Angela Livarchuk
  • Jessica Wicker
  • Trinity Young
  • Kennedy Martin
  • Clarke Hyde
  • Ashley Preast
  • Christopher Johnston
  • Nyla  Washington
  • Taylor Moore
  • Timothy Lott
  • Jesse Rhodes
  • Stevie Norrell
  • Olivia Newton
  • Alex Britt
  • Abigail Everett
  • Deroneasha Smartt
  • Kai Robidoux
  • Uri  Dean
  • Lindsay Murphy
  • Nina Richard
  • Visesiya Uwifashije
  • Brian Rogers
  • Harriett Whitaker
  • Holley Beeland