NRB Conventions are all about community, networking, teaching and spiritual enrichment.
If this is your first time at a convention, make sure you attend the First Timer's Orientation on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. This and all convention program takes place within the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.
Learn your way around the convention schedule, highlighting events that are a "must attend" for you. Ask questions, meet new attendees like yourself and leave with a general idea of meeting locations throughout the hotel.
Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet the Chairs of the various NRB Standing Committees (Radio, TV, Internet, Church Media, International, and iNRB) who will help point you in the right direction for your particular industry.
When you arrive at an NRB Convention you will be given the Official NRB Program Book. The size is small enough to fit in your pocket. You will find this an indispensable tool for your time at convention. Keep it handy! In this program book you will find:
Main Sessions and Keynote Sessions: Always fresh and all-inspiring, the internationally known speakers and artists at NRB Conventions will help you gain a fresh perspective on your ministry. The NRB Main Sessions are anchor points of the convention. On Saturday, Monday and Tuesday make sure you attend the NRB Keynote Sessions. Speakers will present cutting-edge technology giving you a glimpse into media today and tomorrow's media direction.
Zoom Lunches: Following the morning keynotes NRB will provide complimentary networking Lunches for all full convention registrants. These lunches will be loosely structured with the natural and social dynamics of sharing a meal. The Saturday lunch has First Timer's specifically in mind. As a First Timer, NRB Committee and Board Members will greet you and help you find a table in your area of interest. Come and enjoy a meal and build relationships that may last a lifetime.
Exposition: The NRB Exposition features hundreds of exhibitors. The exhibit hall is packed with all the companies and aids you will need to enhance your ministry. Explore the latest technology...find revolutionary ideas..access top-notch resources...experience them all in one place at the NRB Exposition.
Affiliates: NRB Affiliates host events from meal functions to receptions, and films to concerts. Make sure you check the Convention schedule for details.
Hospitality Lounges: Located throughout the meeting rooms of the hotel, Affiliates are hosting Hospitality Lounges. Exciting things happen in these lounges. You may find a book signing, an ice cream social, short product demonstrations, or simply find information about some very well-known ministries.
The NRB Educational Program consists of over 40 sessions on Saturday and Monday. The goal is to bring to convention attendees relevant and up-to-date information relating to specific areas of interest, giving the attendee information, training and tools to better equip them for the work they do.
Saturday, February 18th, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, February 20th, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Choose from over 40 sessions. Fire up your laptop, iPad, or other device or simply grab a note pad and listen to sessions led by industry experts who can help you spice up your job, station or program with exceptional ideas and information.
Immediately following the Saturday Evening Session make sure you attend the reception hosted by the NRB Standing Committees - Radio, TV, Church Media and Internet. Networking and community building is central. You will enjoy:
The Convention Staff at the Headquarters Office located in Manassas, VA, is here to help make your time at the NRB Convention a great experience. Let us know if we can be of assistance. During convention, the Convention Office is located in Delta Lobby A.
Patsy Smith: Registration
Steve Cross: Exhibit Hall, Sponsorships and Advertising
Beth Wakefield: Meeting Space, Hospitality Lounges and Affiliate Functions
Tammy Singleton: General Convention Questions
The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is the official Headquarters Hotel. Discount rates are available to NRB attendees.
Reservations: 888-972-6779 - Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
The hotel covers a lot of area and you will do a lot of walking. Wear comfortable shoes. If you are staying at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center you will be given a hotel floor plan at time of registration. Additionally you will have the floor plan in the Official Program Book (mentioned above). The Hotel Concierge is located in the Cascades Lobby.
Should you be interested in NRB Membership be sure to visit the NRB Member Center during convention for information.
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Judy Stephens, Member Services Assistant