|For Immediate Release
June 25, 2015
Manassas, VA– The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the world’s preeminent association of Christian media and ministry organizations and professionals, announced its 2016 annual event will be called Proclaim 16. It also announced that the Platinum Sponsor of Proclaim 16 is the Museum of the Bible, a 430,000-square foot international museum currently under construction in Washington, DC, dedicated to the impact, history, and narrative of the Bible.
The convention name Proclaim emerged naturally from a strengthened mission focused on advancing biblical truth, promoting media excellence, and defending free speech. It also distinguishes the association from the convention, which is just one of the activities with which NRB is involved.
“We have chosen an identity that reflects our evangelistic, media, and cultural engagement in line with the three-fold mission of NRB,” explained NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “And with Proclaim, we are solidifying our commitment to help extend and protect the reach of Christian communicators.”
Adding to that, Dr. Johnson noted, “NRB, to many, is the premier Christian media event. But NRB is more than that. We speak and act on behalf of Christian media and ministry organizations on Capitol Hill. We help our members gain exposure, pursue excellence, and develop partnerships. The annual convention is one part of our mission strategy.”
Biblically based on Psalm 105:1 and intentionally broad, “Proclaim” was selected last year as the theme for the most recent convention, which drew around 4,300 attendees.
Every year, the NRB International Christian Media Convention draws a wide range of participants, including radio and TV station owners and operators, pastors, church media professionals, radio and TV program producers, college educators, students, film producers, Web and mobile developers, social media managers, marketing representatives, and ministry staff members. The event features cutting edge media experts, inspiring ministry leaders, and key influencers in society. It provides networking and business opportunities. The Convention also helps organizations gain exposure.
A highlight of the annual gathering is the bustling Exposition, the world’s largest marketplace dedicated to Christian media professionals seeking to harness the power of electronic media to spread the Gospel. Showcasing their products and services each year are around 200 companies, ministries, and organizations, including broadcasters, nonprofits, educational institutions, publishers, media agencies, and broadcast equipment and software companies. And next year, admission to the Expo floor will be free.
Also part of the 2016 Convention, which will be held February 23-26, 2016, in Nashville, TN, will be a number of industry and field-specific summits, including Digital Media (pre-convention event on February 22), Radio, TV, Church Media, International, Film & Entertainment, and Donor Development. In addition, the Convention will feature a Presidential Candidate Forum and a Pastor’s Track.
Registration for Proclaim 16 will open later this summer, and opportunities will be available soon for organizations interested in exhibiting, reserving space, sponsoring, or holding an event.
For more information, visit nrbconvention.org.
The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.
Proclaim, the annual NRB International Christian Media Convention, is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Proclaim 16 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.
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