New to Convention

Are You New to the Convention?

Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, is all about community, networking, resources, teaching, and spiritual enrichment.

If this is your first time at the annual Convention, make sure you attend the Convention Orientation on Tuesday, February 27, at 8-9 a.m. This and all Convention programming takes place within the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

During the Orientation, you will learn your way around the Convention schedule, discover “must-attend” events, meet other new attendees, 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, Digital Media, Film, Intercollegiate, International, Radio, and TV) who will help point you in the right direction for your particular industry.

When you arrive at the Convention site, you will be given the Official Convention Program Book. 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

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

Super Sessions: As media, technology, and entertainment converge, join us for these Super Sessions where the “best of the best” in the world in each industry area will discuss new and changing media and how it is impacting every aspect of our work. Learn from policy, legal, FCC, donor management, public relations, and content management experts.

Industry Sessions: Each industry area – Church Media, Digital Media, Film, International, Radio, and TV – will host their own extended sessions throughout the Convention on the Expo floor. Gain valuable insights for your work and ministry by attending one (or more) of these sessions.

Evening Opening General Session: Join us as we kick off Proclaim 18 and celebrate NRB’s 75th Convention! The Evening Opening General Session at Proclaim 18 will bring unique and dynamic speakers to the platform.

Closing Gala Dinner Event: The Convention will culminate with this “must attend” dinner event. Special guests of national prominence will highlight the evening’s program.

Film Screenings: A limited number of feature film screenings take place during Proclaim 18 with HD wide screen professional image magnification and sound. Watch the latest Christian flicks and preview films not yet released to the general public.

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 Tuesday, February 27, make sure you attend the reception hosted by the NRB Standing Committees – Church Media, Digital Media, Film, Intercollegiate, International, 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 18 a great experience. Let us know if we can be of assistance. During Convention, the Convention Office is located at the Delta A Registration Desk.

NRB Convention Registrar:  Registration
Jim Buckley:  Exhibit Hall, Sponsorships, and Advertising
Kenneth Chan:  Press Center, Press Registration
Chuck Smith: Autograph Booths, Prize Booths
Michelle Williams: Member Center

Hotel Information

The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is the official headquarters hotel. Additional rooms are being held at the Inn at Opryland. Discounted rates are available to Proclaim 18 attendees.

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Link to make reservations

Phone: 877-491-7397 or 888-777-6779

Link to main hotel site

Inn at Opryland

Reservation link (only available prior to 1/29/18)

Phone:  1-855-584-3466

Link to main hotel site

If you are staying at the Gaylord Opryland, 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 also now has an app that will assist you in finding your way. Be sure to ask about this when you arrive. The Hotel Concierge is located in the Main Lobby. Tickets to various local attractions can be purchased through the Concierge Desk.

Membership Information

NRB Membership is the best way to extend your Convention experience throughout the year.

As the preeminent international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers, NRB serves our members by advancing biblical truth, promoting media excellence, and defending free speech. Membership in NRB can provide you with a variety of opportunities for networking and publicity to equip you to be more effective in your mission.

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

You may also email for more information.