#NRB2023: Know Before You Go

NRB | May 18, 2023 | NRB News

The 2023 NRB International Christian Media Convention is just around the corner, and having essential information at your fingertips will help ensure a successful and seamless experience.

This guide contains everything you need to know before you go, from transportation and lodging to dress code and dining options.

Whether you’re a first-time attendee, a seasoned NRB veteran, or making a last-minute decision about whether to attend NRB 2023, this guide will help you maximize the value of your time in Orlando, Florida.

Where is NRB 2023?

The Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821

The fully renovated World Center is located 17 miles from Orlando International Airport (MCO).

Do I need a full registration to attend NRB 2023?

No! You can select the registration tier that aligns with your goals for NRB 2023.

While full registration offers you premiere access to Forums and plenary sessions with top names in the industry, you can also register for the expo only or for the full NRB Convention for a single day. All of these options are packed with opportunities to network with like-minded media pros, meet your next clients, and strategize for the future.

If you are participating in NRB 2023 as an exhibitor, your Exhibitor registration is the equivalent of an Expo-Only registration and allows you early access to the Exhibit Hall.

Click here to view all registration options.

What does the NRB 2023 Expo offer?

At 40,000 net square feet, this year’s Exhibit Hall will be the largest in over a decade. With 200+ vendors presenting products and services tailored to the needs of Christian media professionals, the 2023 NRB International Christian Media Convention exposition will be an invaluable one-stop shop for media and ministry solutions.

  • View the interactive Exhibit Hall floor plan here.
  • View the full exhibitor list here.
  • Check out the exciting prize drawings to take part in while exploring the exhibit floor.

Inside the expo, the NRB 2023 Workshops stage will offer convention-goers opportunities to sharpen their skills by attending industry-specific, topical panels for TV and filmradiodigital media, and more!

The Expo will also offer opportunities to meet authors including June Hunt, Jonathan Cahn, Dr. Woodrow Kroll, Lance Wallnau, and many more. View author signing schedule here.

The Exhibit Hall will be open on Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Thursday, May 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where will I stay?

The discounted room block for NRB 2023 has reached capacity; however, there are still limited rooms available at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Please contact the hotel directly or check online for availability and rates.

For other lodging options, there are various other hotels within close proximity to the World Center. No shuttle service will be provided between hotels and the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Caribe Royale Orlando
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
1.4 miles from the World Center

Buena Vista Suites Orlando
8203 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
1.2 miles from the World Center

Where will I park? 

The Orlando World Center Marriott offers both self-parking and valet parking options!

  • Self-Parking for Day Guest: $29 + tax
    • Self-Parking for Hotel Overnight Guests*: $10 + tax
    • Valet Parking: $47 + tax

Guests with a handicapped placard or license plate may use valet parking for the self-parking price.

*This $10 overnight guest parking fee is a special discount only for NRB. If you have a car and will be parking, this charge will appear with your hotel room charges.

What are my options for traveling between the airport to the resort?

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is 17 miles from the Orlando World Center Marriott. Information about airport shuttles can be found here. To guarantee a seat, tickets must be purchased in advance.

For taxis, Uber, Lyft, etc., simply follow the signs in the MCO airport.

How can I attend NRB meal events?

All NRB 2023 meal events are now sold out! Please continue below to learn about making dinner reservations and hosting private restaurant events at NRB 2023.

Can I dine at the hotel?

Yes! Planning ahead for your onsite dining is highly recommended. The hotel accepts reservations for breakfast and lunch Tuesday thru Thursday, in addition to dinner in several restaurants throughout the week. Please note: The Orlando World Center Marriott does not accept cash.

In addition to the various dining options available at the World Center, NRB will once again have the Fresh Brew Café open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Exhibit Hall, a one-stop shop for coffee, tea, beverages and quick, grab-and-go snack and lunch options.

For regular dining, reservations will only be accepted at select restaurants. There will be other groups at the hotel at the same time as the NRB Convention, so don’t delay in making your dining reservations at Siro Urban Italian Kitchen, High Velocity, or Mikado Japanese Steakhouse. All other restaurants will seat guests on a walk-up basis.

To book parties of 6 or less:

  • For High Velocity, click here.
  • For Siro Urban Italian Kitchen, click here.
  • For Mikado Japanese Steakhouse, click here.

To book parties of 7 or more, please contact Restaurant Reservations at (407) 238-8711.

Other Hotel Restaurants 

To inquire about booking parties of 16 or more in restaurant private rooms, please contact the Orlando World Center Marriott Restaurant Sales Team at MHRS.mcowc.restaurantreservations@marriott.com.

For general restaurant availability and daily hours, please click here.

In Room Dining

To order items for delivery to your room for groups of less than 6, call (407) 239-4200 x85085. Items can be ordered from this menu for your guest room only (no meeting space) once you are onsite.

If you have a lodging suite, please be sure to place your food orders with your hotel contact in advance to ensure the best service.

What is the dress code?

Attire for NRB 2023 is business casual. The two exceptions to this will be the Media Leadership Dinner and the Closing Gala, which are business professional dress.

Where can I host an interview?

As the premiere gathering of Christian communicators, the 2023 NRB International Christian Media Convention is the best place to host interviews and create content for your Christian podcasts, social media platforms, and more.

Our Content Production Space at NRB 2023 is designed for radio, television, podcast, and digital content creators who are registered for NRB 2023 to conduct interviews and produce content for your programs. We will have eleven radio/podcasting spaces and three television spaces available for booking.

Please click here to learn more about Content Production Space at NRB 2023.

How can I connect with other attendees and keep track of everything going on?

The official app of NRB 2023 is live now! There is no login required to access the app, but you will be given the option to create a login to use the My Show Planner. This feature-rich add-on to the main convention app allows you to create a customized NRB 2023 schedule (plus other tools). If you do not wish to log into the Planner, you can simply click “skip” at the top of the page to go straight into the app.

To access the Planner, you must use the link that was emailed to you in the message with the subject line “NRB 2023 – Don’t miss out! Log in now to the My Show Planner now!” This system will allow you to see and communicate with attendees and exhibitors who have also created their Planner. You can use this tool on your computer or laptop in addition to the convention app. If you have questions about the My Show Planner, you can contact the Map Your Show help desk at (888) 527-8823 or help@mapyourshow.com.

NRB 2023 is just days away!  Don’t delay—register now so that we can get ready to welcome you to Orlando, Florida, May 22-25.

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