New to Convention

Are You New to the Convention?

Proclaim 16, 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 Tuesday, February 23, 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 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 16. These are the Digital Media Summit, Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. There will also be a special Pastors Track on February 24, 2016, that will help local church leaders learn how to get online, on television, and on the radio.

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

Immediately following the Presidential Candidates Forum on Tuesday, 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 16 a great experience. Let us know if we can be of assistance. During convention, the Convention Office is located in Delta Lobby A.

Patsy Smith:  Registration
Steve Cross:  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 Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is the official Headquarters Hotel.  Discounted rates are available to Proclaim 16 attendees.

Or, if you prefer, you can call the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center at 877-491-7397. For the Inn at Opryland, call 800-901-4211. Click Here for Details

The hotel covers a lot of area and you will do a lot of walking.  Wear comfortable shoes.  If you are staying at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, 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 Cascades Lobby.

Membership Information

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

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Contact: Judy Stephens, Member Services Assistant, 703-331-4510