|For Immediate Release
January 14, 2016
Manassas, VA – Next month, thousands of Christian media and ministry professionals will make their way to Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN, to make strategic connections, to acquire new resources, and to discover the latest tips, trends, and insights in their respective field of work.
Every year, the 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, filmmakers, Web and mobile developers, social media managers, marketing representatives, and ministry staff members.
“Thousands of Christian communicators come to our annual Convention to find the connections, resources, and insights that will help them advance their organizations, their careers, and their mission,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). “If you’re in the business of reaching people for Jesus Christ through media, you have got to be here!”
A highlight of the annual gathering is the bustling Exposition, the world’s largest marketplace dedicated to Christian media and ministry professionals seeking to harness the power of electronic media to spread the Gospel. Showcasing their products and services will be around 200 companies, ministries, and organizations, including broadcasters, nonprofits, educational institutions, publishers, media agencies, and broadcast equipment and software companies. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible, the Platinum Sponsor of Proclaim 16. The exhibit will chronicle the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. This year, admission to the Expo floor will be free for those who register.
Another highlight of the upcoming Convention, which will take place February 23-26, is the Presidential Candidates Forum that will be held before a live studio audience and broadcast live on radio and television. Presidential candidates will be interviewed on-stage by panelists on issues of importance to the evangelical community. The forum will be one way Christian communicators and their audiences can become better educated about the men and women who aspire to the highest government office in the United States.
Then there are the eight specialized summits and tracks, where attendees will gain valuable insights for their work and ministry. The summits that will take place during Proclaim 16 include the 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 and feature speakers from organizations such as Facebook, Hubspot, and YouVersion. There will also be a special Pastors Track.
In total, there will be more than 70 speakers at Proclaim 16, including pastors such as Rick Warren and H.B. Charles, Jr.; ministry leaders such as Anne Graham Lotz and Kay Arthur; web strategists such as Jeff Bethke and Jon Acuff; thought leaders such as Albert Mohler and Phil Cooke; and entertainment professionals such as the Kendrick brothers, Pat Boone, Phil Vischer, Ted Baehr, Kevin Sorbo, Jennifer Garner, and Roma Downey.
Proclaim 16 will be held February 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. The Exposition will officially open its doors Wednesday, February 24, at 10 a.m.
Convention details can be found at 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.
About Proclaim 16
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. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible that chronicles the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. The upcoming Convention, Proclaim 16, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.
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