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 mutiple 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 Student 3M Thesis 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.

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

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. 
The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition will follow official 3MT Guidelines. 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, panel, or performance 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