New to Convention

Are You New to the Convention?

Proclaim 19, 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, March 26, at 8-9 a.m. This and all Convention programming takes place within the Anaheim 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

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.

Opening Evening Session: Join us as we kick off Proclaim 19 and celebrate the 75th anniversary of National Religious Broadcasters! The Opening Evening Session at Proclaim 19 will bring dynamic communicator Greg Laurie as the keynote speaker. Also, the band Parable will bless us with their classic style of worship music.

Closing Gala Dinner Event: The Convention will culminate with this “must attend” dinner event, which will also include celebration of NRB’s 75th anniversary. Special guests of national prominence will highlight the evening’s program.

Film Screenings: A limited number of feature film screenings take place during Proclaim 19 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 after the Opening Session on Tuesday, March 26, 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 dedicated to help make your time at Proclaim 19 a great experience. Let us know if we can be of assistance. During Convention, the Convention Office is located in Marriott Platinum Ballroom 7.

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

Hotel Information

The Anaheim Marriott is the official headquarters hotel. Additional rooms are being held at the Hilton Anaheim. Discounted rates are available to Proclaim 19 attendees.

Anaheim Marriott
700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802, US

Link to make reservations: book.passkey.com/go/NRB2019

Phone:  877-622-3056

Link to main hotel site: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/laxah-anaheim-marriott/

Hilton Anaheim
777 Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802, US

Link to make reservations: book.passkey.com/go/NRBAttendee2018

Phone: 877-776-4932

Link to main hotel: https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-anaheim-SNAAHHH/index.html

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.