#NRB2024: Know Before You Go – Overview

NRB | February 15, 2024 | NRB News

The 2024 NRB International Christian Media Convention is just days away! As we count down to the upcoming NRB Convention, check out this comprehensive guide to prepare you for the week ahead and maximize the value of your time onsite.

Below, you’ll find everything you need to know before joining us in Nashville, from logistics to insider tips for a seamless NRB Convention visit.

Q: Where is NRB 2024?

NRB 2024 will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center (2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214). Gaylord Opryland is located just outside of “Music City,” 10 minutes from Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Q: Is a Full registration required to attend NRB 2024?

No! We offer three general registration tiers and invite you to select a registration that aligns with your goals for attending NRB Convention.

While a Full registration offers you access to Forums, Plenary Sessions, Workshops, and Talks, you can also register for an Expo Only pass, or you can purchase a Single Day pass admission, which allows you all access for that day.

For NRB Exhibitors: The complimentary booth staff registrations you received with the purchase of your booth is a full registration. You can attend all Forums, Plenary Sessions, Workshops, and Talks with your registration.

Click here to view all registration options.

Q: How can I attend the NRB Presidential Forum?

You must have a Full or Single Day (Thursday) registration to attend the Presidential Forum.

Complimentary booth staff registrations are Full registrations and include access to all Forums, including the Presidential Forum.
Expo Only registrations do not include access to any Forums.
Please contact registration@nrb.org to upgrade an Expo Only pass to a Full registration or Single Day pass.


Q: Is the hotel fully booked?

While the room block for NRB 2024 at the Gaylord Opryland has reached capacity, there are many other hotels nearby.

The Inn at Opryland
2401 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, TN, 37214
(615) 889-0800

*Complimentary shuttle service runs between Opryland and the Inn at Opryland from 9:50 a.m. – 7 p.m. on a continuous loop departing near the hour and half hour.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Nashville at Opryland
211 Music City Circle
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 872-8939

Courtyard Nashville at Opryland
125 Music City Circle
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 882-9133

Residence Inn Nashville at Opryland
2500 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, TN, 37214
(615) 265-0345

If you are flying into Nashville International Airport (BNA), check out your ground transportation options before you arrive. For taxis, Uber, Lyft, etc., simply follow the signs in the BNA airport. Gaylord Opryland no longer operates motorcoach service to/from the airport. Click here for options.

Q: Is there onsite parking?

The Gaylord Opryland offers both self-parking and valet parking options. Overnight guests with self-parked cars will have a discounted parking rate of $32.00 applied to their room charges.

If you are driving to the venue daily, please stop by the NRB Registration Desk located in the Ryman C Exhibit Hall to pick up a voucher that will apply the discounted rate for self-parking of $32.00 when you exit the lot. The non-discounted rate is $37.00.

For valet parking, pull up to the Cascades Lobby at a rate of $50.00 daily. Guests with a handicapped placard or license plate may use valet parking for the self-parking price.

Q: What payment methods are accepted at the Gaylord Opryland?

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is a cashless property accepting only credit card and mobile payments, including front desk, food and beverage locations, retail, special events, parking, etc. Guests can convert their cash into $20–500 gift cards at Cash-To-Card kiosks located next to the Delta and Cascades ATMs.

Q: How should I coordinate my schedule at the NRB Convention?

To get the most out of your Convention experience and to connect with attendees, please log into the My Show Planner. By signing into your My Show Planner account, you’ll be able to browse the attendee list using the My Show Planner, mark your favorite sessions and exhibitors, engage in exhibitor chats, create a personalized convention schedule, and sync your convention schedule with your personal or work calendar.

To sign in, you’ll need the email address associated with your convention registration. Your Contact ID number can be found on your registration confirmation. In addition, you should have received an email with My Show Planner instructions which included this information.

Once you have activated My Show Planner, you will be able to access it on your desktop and within the app.

Q: Where can I download the app?

Search NRB Convention in mobile app stores to download the NRB 2024 Convention app.

While you have the option to skip the My Show Planner sign-in process, we recommend all users sign in to My Show Planner to utilize valuable features that will enhance your NRB 2024 experience.

Q: Where can I arrange onsite dining for my group or grab a quick bite to eat?

Reservations
The Old Hickory Steakhouse and Ravello are the only Gaylord Opryland restaurants accepting dinner reservations during NRB 2024. There will be other large groups at the hotel at the same time as the NRB convention, so don’t delay in making your dining reservations. Please note: The Gaylord Opryland does not accept cash.

To book reservations, request larger parties, or reserve private space, please see the details below.

To book parties of 15 or less, click here.

To book parties of 16 or more, please contact Ashton Burger at Ashton.Burger@GaylordHotels.com or by calling 615-458-2278.

Walk-Up Dining
In hotel restaurants other than Old Hickory and Ravello, guests will be seated on a walk-up basis only.

For restaurant availability and daily hours, please click here.

Fresh Brew
To avoid long lines and get the best deal, check out Fresh Brew, an express food and beverage outlet located in the Ryman C exhibit hall. This is a convenient place to get coffee, refreshments, and lunch each day on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

InRoom Dining
For in-room dining options at the Gaylord Oprylandclick here. Select “A La Carte” to see the menu. Items from this menu may be ordered from guest rooms only (no meeting space).

For group orders in lodging suites, please contact Christian Nix at CNix@GaylordHotels.com.

Q: Where can I create content for my program at NRB Convention?

Whether you are a radio, television, podcast, or digital content creator, we have semi-private spaces available at a modest rental fee where you can conduct interviews and produce content for your programs or platforms during NRB 2024.

Content production spaces will be available during the following days and times:

Tuesday, February 20, 8:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 21, 8:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 22, 8:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 23, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

We anticipate these spaces filling up quickly. To learn more and to reserve a time slotclick here!

Q: What happens at the NRB Exhibit Hall?

The NRB Exhibit Hall is a one-stop shop for media and ministry solutions. Explore 40,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space with 200+ vendors presenting products and services tailored to the needs of Christian media professionals.

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 2024 Workshops stage will offer convention-goers opportunities to sharpen their skills by attending industry-specific, topical panels for TV and film, radio, digital media, and more!

The Expo will also offer opportunities to meet authors and have your favorite books signed. View author signing schedule here.

The Exhibit Hall will be open on Wednesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Friday, February 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Q: Where can I watch live broadcasts this year?

Stop by Delta Lobby A & B and outside the Ryman Exhibit Hall C to grab a front row seat and listen in on live broadcasts or programming tapings from several outlets, networks, stations, and ministries.

Live broadcasters are scheduled to include Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Coral Ridge Ministries, Educational Media Foundation (EMF), Herzog Foundation, Kingdom Story Company, Pathway to Victory, Real Life Network, Salem Media Group, and Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).

To locate each broadcast booth, click here. To view the broadcast booth schedule, click here. (This list reflects information submitted to NRB and may not include all live broadcast offerings.) Live broadcast offerings are subject to change.

Q: What is the attire?

All NRB 2024 events are business casual, except Membership and Board meetings, the Media Leadership Dinner, and the Closing Gala. The dress for these events is business professional.

In Case of Emergency

While at Gaylord Opryland, if emergency help is needed, please dial 615-458-5555 instead of 911 for the fastest response time.

Caution: Beware of Scammers

Be aware that an unauthorized outside agency has attempted to contact our attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors to facilitate hotel room reservations and the sale of attendee lists.

For trusted hotel reservations, please use the links found here and do not make your hotel reservation through any outside organization or service. NRBConvention.org is the sole authorized vendor for NRB Convention registration and hotel room blocks.

NRB does not sell lists of Convention attendees or NRB members. Any offer you may receive for such contact lists is not legitimate.

Thank you to all our sponsors who make NRB 2024 possible, including PRAY.COM (Platinum Sponsor), Epoch Studios (Silver Sponsor), and IgniteAmerica.com (Bronze Sponsor)! Click here to view the full list of sponsors.

We can’t wait to welcome you to NRB 2024! Learn more and register by visiting www.nrbconvention.org.

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