Volunteer Opportunities

Be a Part of RESEARCH Dialogues. Volunteer with us!

RESEARCH Dialogues is not possible without the support and help of the UTC, and Chattanooga community. Want to volunteer? Sign Up


Ways to Participate

Three pitch-style competitions are scheduled on both days of the conference. Please click here for more information on each competition. 

What Judges Will Do

  • Attend at least one pitch competition session (undergraduate Lightening pitch, Graduate 3Minute Thesis, or Faculty/Staff Elevator Pitch)
  • Check in at least 15 minutes prior to the competition
  • Evaluate pitches and complete a short scoring rubric form
  • Enjoy the competition!
  • Receive a Thank You package

UTC faculty and staff are invited to moderate podium, panel, or performance session. Sessions are scheduled on both days of the conference. Please click here for more information on each competition. 

What Moderators Will Do

  • Check in at least 15 minutes prior to the assigned session to receive a moderator packet and instructions.
  • Attend at least one podium, panel, or performance session.
  • Welcome presenters and discuss time limits and agenda before the session begins.
  • Offer remarks at the beginning and end of the session.
  • Make certain that presentations adhere to the time limit.
  • Guide the Q&A segments.
  • Receive a Thank You package

 

This event is not possible without the help and support of UTC students, faculty, staff and community volunteers. 

We are seeking volunteers to assist on both days of the conference.  Volunteer shifts are typically two hours in length, however, volunteers may serve multiple shifts or a full day.

What Volunteers Will Do

  • UTC students, faculty, and staff volunteers will attend a mandatory meeting prior to the conference. 
  • Check in at least 20 minutes prior to assigned shift to receive instructions and information.
  • Perform tasks associated with shift assignment (Examples include check-in volunteers, poster session attendant, etc.)
  • Enjoy the conference and network!
  • Receive a Thank You package
  • Sign Up to Vounteer