Our team is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Through extensive meetings with government officials, hotel management, and event planners, we have built a strong foundation for navigating these difficult circumstances.
We are moving forward with plans to hold NRB 2021 as a live, in-person event on site at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, just outside of Dallas, March 15-18, 2021.
Now, more than ever, our world needs hope. As a Christian communicator, you play a vital role in sharing that hope with others. NRB 2021 is an important part of our work to equip, encourage, and advocate for you as you continue to spread the good news of the gospel.
We're excited to have over 80 speakers joining us in March, including Tony Evans, Mark Jobe, Paula Faris, Kristen Waggoner, Will Graham, and more!
Our team is working hard to ensure the safety of all attendees:
- We are in regular contact with health and safety experts and corporate leaders at the Gaylord Texan and Marriott. Their teams are continuing to implement industry-leading cleanliness standards. In fact, the Texan has already resumed hosting live, in-person events for large groups.
- We are carefully monitoring federal, state, and local guidelines and mandates. Currently, there are no mandates preventing us from holding NRB 2021 as planned.
- Airlines are continuing to protect travelers through proven safety steps, including increased ventilation. A new Harvard study shows that flying is often safer than grocery shopping.
We feel confident that we can safely hold NRB 2021 as an in-person event.
- We continue to see positive news in the race to find a vaccine for COVID-19, with experts saying that at least one vaccine will likely be ready by early December.
- Other large Christian conferences scheduled for March and April are also continuing with plans to meet in-person.
- Our team is planning for multiple scenarios on-site at the Gaylord Texan, including larger ballrooms to allow for more social distancing if needed.
We will continue to monitor developments and keep you updated.
We look forward to seeing you at the Gaylord Texan on March 15-18, 2021!