NRB 2024 Policy Talks and Topics

NRB | February 2, 2024 | NRB News

The NRB 2024 International Christian Media Convention, just weeks away, will feature a number of offerings related to NRB’s legal, legislative, and regulatory advocacy work, plus opportunities to learn how you can get involved. 

For those interested in NRB’s public policy work and the legal, legislative, and regulatory issues facing religious broadcasters, there are several topic-driven sessions at NRB 2024 you won’t want to miss. 

  • Representing NRB Members’ Interests in Washington
    NRB Public Policy represents the interests of NRB members in Washington and advocates for a favorable environment for Christian communications to thrive. On Friday morning, Feb. 23, learn how NRB serves its members through public policy and legal operations at this conversational panel with NRB President and CEO Troy A. Miller, NRB General Counsel Mike Farris, and NRB Director of Public Policy and Communications Noelle Huizenga.
  • FCC Regulatory Landscape With Five-Seated Commissioners
    The confirmation of Anna Gomez to the FCC brought an end to the 2-2 deadlock that prevented the FCC from pursuing more partisan regulatory actions. What does a full complement of FCC Commissioners mean for broadcasters in the coming year? What new rules may be proposed or adopted, or what emphasis areas are we likely to see?  How will or should your compliance practices change? How could this all change with the coming presidential election? This Workshop panel discussion, moderated by NRB policy director Noelle Huizenga, will feature insights from veteran communications attorneys Joseph Chautin III, Managing Partner at Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin, LLP, and David Oxenford, Partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP. Learn more about this workshop here.
  • Christian Liberty: The Current Legal Landscape
    The most important cases for religious liberty, freedom of speech, and the preservation of Judeo-Christian values often arise from the excellent work of Christian legal groups that are members of NRB. This forum, moderated by NRB’s General Counsel Mike Farris, will engage leaders of these top organizations to look at the Supreme Court and much more. Learn more about this panel here.

NRB 2024 will also feature a 45-minute meet-and-greet at the Professional Connection Center for those who are engaged in advocacy work or want to learn more about maintaining access for Christian broadcasters. NRB staff members will be on hand to answer questions and help strategize on effective advocacy actions Christian communicators can take. This opportunity is open to all NRB registration levels.

If you’re interested in discussing public policy on your program or podcast, NRB Convention is attended by numerous policy experts, including NRB leaders, who are available for interview at NRB 2024.

Many Christian communicators don’t have time to go to Washington, D.C., to speak with members of Congress, FCC commissioners, and attorneys arguing key free speech and media access cases—that’s a key reason why NRB exists. The 2024 NRB Convention is the premiere opportunity to take part in informative forums, interview leading policy experts, and gain practical skills to effectively engage the policy issues that face Christian communicators today. 

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