When it comes to strategic networking opportunities for Christian media and ministry professionals, NRB’s International Christian Media Convention is unparalleled.
With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of participants, the Convention provides attendees with the opportunity to directly meet and speak with representatives of organizations, broadcasters, and businesses, including the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the Israel Ministry of Tourism, Charisma Media, the Faith Broadcasting Network, Lutheran Hour Ministries, Voice of the Martyrs, Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, American Family Association, the Truth Network, Answers in Genesis, and many more. The soon-to-be-released Convention app, furthermore, will help you set up appointments and notify exhibitors of your desire to connect.
Also at the upcoming Convention, Proclaim 18, will be an Industry Networking Reception 3:30-5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, that will offer you special access to peers in your respective field, whether it be church media, film, Internet, radio, or television. Furthermore, for international attendees and attendees whose organizations have an international outreach, the Great Commission Reception at 6-8 p.m. on Monday, February 26, will allow you to meet Christian communicators from around the world.
And that’s only the beginning!
At the upcoming Convention, there will be several industry-specific sessions and a Learning Arena on the Expo floor where you’ll hear from leaders in your field and rub elbows with like-minded media and ministry professionals. Represented in the industry sessions are digital media, radio, TV, church media, international ministry, and film and entertainment.
As an added benefit, there will be autograph booths on the award-winning Exposition floor featuring more than a dozen authors and Christian leaders who will be available to sign books and other items. Participating will be Stephen Strang, Alveda King, and Carmen LaBerge, among others.
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In short, networking opportunities abound at the Convention. But don’t just take our word for it. Here are some of the testimonies from past convention participants:
"Lots of people we needed to meet and talk to all in one place. Do not have to travel the country to meet them all."
"NRB allows me to meet ministry leaders and decision makers face-to-face. That personal relationship makes all the difference in our interaction together throughout the year."
"The NRB Convention is the highlight of my year. I have had so many God encounters and met so many great people. It truly is a blessing to have an atmosphere and event to receive support from peers and mentors in the industry and to meet new people that God puts in your path."
"It's a great place to network with successful Christian broadcasters who know what they're doing and can give advice to a struggling business or upstart student."
"Met people to share my program with from all over the world all in one place."
"[The NRB Convention] provides an opportunity to interact with the people who produce the programs we broadcast, the artists whose music we play, and people who have jobs like ours at other radio stations."
“Great encouragement to know that you are not alone in what you do and that others have the same concerns, problems, and joys that you do.”
“The Convention is great to network with people! The word needs to get out to pastors who have smaller churches that they need to come!”
So, if you haven't already, register today for Proclaim 18 at nrbconvention.org. And, if you have, tell a friend to come, too! First-timers can get $300 off the onsite rate when they register online by February 23.
By NRB Staff
Published: January 11, 2017