New to Convention

Are You New to the Convention?

The NRB 2020 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 25, 8-8:45 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 complex.

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 facility with Convention event locations

All the info that you need can also be found in the official Convention app, which will be available in the Apple Store and Google Play Store in the weeks leading up to Convention.

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

Opening Evening Session: Join us as we kick off NRB 2020 and look to the future! The Evening Opening General Session at NRB 2020 will bring unique and dynamic speakers to the platform.

Morning & Afternoon Sessions: Join us for the Morning & Afternoon Sessions where the “best of the best”  in policy, communications, technology, content, and production will discuss latest developments and trends, and how they are impacting various aspects of our work.

NRB Talks: 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.

Workshops: These “How To” sessions will provide information, insights, and new ideas that attendees will be able to immediately implement in order to advance their endeavors.

Media Awards Luncheon: Join your peers for this special luncheon where NRB’s media awards will be presented in the fields of Church Media, Digital Media, International, Radio, and TV. Network with others in your industry while honoring and celebrating outstanding facilities, ministries, programs and producers.

Morning Prayer, Devotion, and Worship: Join us for a time of prayer, devotion, and worship each morning at the Convention starting with the Opening Prayer Session for Convention on Tuesday, February 25, 7-8 a.m, and then continuing each day Wednesday through Friday, 8:30-9 a.m.

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 NRB 2020 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 Convention Center 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 discover information about some very well-known groups.

Industry Reception: Right before the Opening Session, 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

Information Desk & Contact Information

For Convention information, please visit the Information Desk located at the Member Center in the Delta B Lobby across from NRB 2020 Registration.

If you have questions about a specific area prior to February 20, 2020, please contact one of the NRB Convention Staff members listed below. All inquiries and questions beginning Monday, February 24, should be directed to the Information Desk in the Member Center on site. Email sent to NRB Staff during the Convention may not receive an immediate response.

Theresa Ann Gebhardt:  Registration
Chuck Smith: Exhibit Hall, Autograph Booths, Prize Booths
Beth Wakefield:  Program, Speakers, Sponsorships, Lodging, Affiliates
Lyndsey Thornton: Member Center
Kenneth Chan:  Press Center, Press Registration, Website, Convention App

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 NRB 2020 attendees.

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Phone: 877-491-7397

Link to main hotel site

Link to book a hotel room (Rooms can be reserved beginning Monday, August 12, 2019.)

Inn at Opryland

Phone:  1-800-901-4211

Link to main hotel site

Link to book a hotel room (Rooms can be reserved beginning Monday, August 12, 2019.)

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 Cascades Lobby.

Membership Information

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 provides you with a variety of opportunities for networking and publicity to equip you to be more effective in your mission. It also qualifies you for special discounts for Convention registration, Club 44, exhibit space, specialty promotions, advertising, and more.

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

You may also email membership@nrb.org for more information.

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


Welcome to the official website for NRB 2020!

NRBConvention.org is the only authorized site for registration and for links for discounted NRB hotel room blocks.

Don’t get scammed! Make your lodging reservations here.