When it comes to strategic networking opportunities for Christian media and ministry professionals, NRB’s International Christian Media Convention is a frontrunner.
With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of participants, the NRB Convention provides participants with the opportunity to meet and speak directly with representatives of leading Christian organizations, including the American Family Association, Answers in Genesis, Baker Publishing Group, Charisma Media, Cru, ECFA, Evangelism Explosion International, Family Research Council, Gospel for Asia, Movieguide, Pure Flix, The Salvation Army, and many more. The MyShow Planner, furthermore, will help you set up appointments ahead of time and notify exhibitors of your desire to connect.
The convention also has an inclusive Industry Reception on Thursday, February 26, 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 International Reception on Wednesday, February 25, will allow you to meet Christian communicators from around the world.
And that’s only the beginning!
There are also Industry Networking Lunches on Tuesday, February 24, for those specializing in Church Media, Radio, TV, and International ministry. These lunches will present you with the opportunity to connect more personally with other convention participants, and discuss and discover the wealth of take-home value gained from the sessions and your peers. You’ll also hear from speakers including Fred Jacobs (Radio), Isik Abla (International), Jonathan Malm (Church Media), Justin Wise (Church Media), Shane Norman (Church Media), and Vernon Fotheringham (TV).
As an added benefit, there will be autograph booths in the Exhibit Hall featuring more than a dozen authors and Christian leaders who are available to sign books and other items. Participating will be George Barna, Phil Cooke, Ken Ham, Joel Rosenberg, and Joni Eareckson Tada, 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:
"The relationships I built at NRB are invaluable. I could not have made these types of connections anywhere else."
"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."
"It was great meeting like-minded ministries and finding out about new ones."
"This is our opportunity to connect with many people 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."
If you haven't already, register today for NRB15!
By NRB Staff
Published: January 22, 2015