New to Convention

Are You New to the Convention?

Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, is all about community, networking, teaching, and spiritual enrichment.

If this is your first time at the annual Convention, make sure you attend the Convention Orientation on Monday, February 27, at 8-9 a.m. This and all Convention programming takes place within the Orlando World Center Marriott.

During the Orientation, you will learn your way around the Convention schedule, discover “must attend” events, meet new attendees like yourself, and leave with a general idea of meeting locations throughout the Resort.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet the Chairs of the various NRB Standing Committees (Church Media, Film, Intercollegiate, International, Internet, Radio, and TV) who will help point you in the right direction for your particular industry.

When you arrive at the Convention, you will be given the Official Convention Program Book. You will find this an indispensable tool for your time at Convention. Keep it handy! In this program book you will find:

  • Schedule at a Glance
  • General Information to help you plan your stay
  • A detailed day-by-day Convention Schedule
  • Complete list of Exhibitors along with a map of the Exhibit Hall
  • Autograph Booth Schedule
  • Booth Prize Drawing Schedule
  • List of Hospitality Lounges (see description below)
  • A general map of the Resort with Convention event locations

Convention Highlights

Sessions: Always fresh and all-inspiring, the internationally known speakers and artists at the Convention will help you gain a fresh perspective on your Kingdom efforts.

Industry Summits: Gain valuable insights for your work and ministry by attending one (or more) of the seven summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 17. These are the Digital Media Summit, Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, Great Commission Summit, and Film & Entertainment Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track on February 28, 2017, that will help local church leaders learn how to get online, on television, and on the radio. In addition, there will be a Home School Track for aspiring Christian communicators, and a Professional Development Track. Be sure to also attend the Public Policy session to be held on Thursday, March 2.

Exposition: The award-winning Exposition features around 200 exhibitors. The Exhibit Hall is packed with all the resources and services you will need to enhance your organization. Try out the latest technology … be exposed to new innovations … find must-have resources … experience them all in one place at the Exposition. Details

Affiliates: NRB Affiliates host events from meal functions to receptions, and film screenings to musical performances. Make sure you check the Convention schedule for details.

Hospitality Lounges: Located throughout the meeting rooms of the hotel are Hospitality Lounges hosted by various companies and organizations. 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 groups.

Industry Reception

Just prior to the Opening Session on Monday, February 27, make sure you attend the reception hosted by the NRB Standing Committees – Church Media, Film, Intercollegiate, International, Internet, Radio, and TV. Networking and community building is central. You will enjoy:

  • Refreshments
  • Networking
  • A time of relaxation, fun and fellowship

Convention Office & Contact Information

The Convention Staff is here to help make your time at Proclaim 17 a great experience. Let us know if we can be of assistance. During convention, the Convention Office is located in the Cypress Registration Desk.

Glenys Natera:  Registration
Jim Buckley:  Exhibit Hall, Sponsorships, and Advertising
Beth Wakefield:  Meeting Space, Hospitality Lounges, Affiliate Functions, Audio/Visual, Security, and General Convention Questions
Kenneth Chan:  News Media Center, News Media Registration
Chuck Smith: Autograph Booths, Prize Booths

Hotel Information

The Orlando World Center Marriott is the official Headquarters Hotel. Additional rooms are being held at the Fairfield Inn Marriott Village. Discounted rates are available to Proclaim 17 attendees.

Orlando World Center Marriott
Phone: 1-800-621-0638
Main Hotel Site:

Fairfield Inn Marriott Village
Phone: 1-888-789-3090
Main Hotel site:

If you are staying at the Orlando World Center Marriott, you will be given a hotel floor plan when you check in.  Additionally, you will have the floor plan in the Official Program Book (mentioned above).  The Hotel Concierge is located in the Main Lobby. Tickets to various local attractions can be purchased through the Concierge Desk.

Membership Information

Should you be interested in NRB Membership, be sure to visit the NRB Member Center during Convention for information.

In today’s world, there is nothing more controversial than the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a result, we need to protect and preserve our freedom to believe and our freedom to speak. Consider joining NRB and linking arms with us to ensure the Good News will go out to a world that so desperately needs to hear it.

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