NRB 2020 - Convention Registration
 
NRB 2020 Schedule
 
Please check back often for updates to the sessions and speakers. 
 

February 25 = Tuesday
February 26 = Wednesday
February 27 = Thursday
February 28 = Friday
 
 
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February 24th, 2020
8:00 am - 7:00 pmRyman C Registration DeskExhibit Booth Staff Registration Open
8:00 am - 7:00 pmDelta BCD LobbyMembership Center & Information Desk Open
8:00 am - 7:00 pmDelta BCD LobbyRegistration Open
7:00 pm - 9:00 pmDelta B BallroomiNRB Boot Camp [More Info]
Speaker: Dr. Shur Gopal, iNRB Chair & Professor, North Greenville University
 
February 25th, 2020
7:30 am - 7:00 pmRyman C Registration DeskExhibitor Booth Staff Registration Open
7:30 am - 7:00 pmDelta BCD LobbyMembership Center & Information Desk Open
7:30 am - 7:00 pmDelta BCD LobbyRegistration Open
8:00 am-Affiliate Hospitality Lounges - Locations and Hours Vary - Click [More Info] for Locations [More Info]
8:00 am - 8:45 amCanal ABConvention Orientation [More Info]
8:00 am - 9:00 amDelta B BallroomiNRB Meet and Greet [More Info]
8:00 am - 7:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallClub 44 Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 7:00 pmDelta A BallroomPress Center Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 7:00 pmDelta A BallroomPress Conference Room [More Info]
9:00 am - 10:30 amGovernor's A BallroomNRB Business Meeting [More Info]
11:30 am - 12:45 pmDelta CD BallroomMedia Awards Luncheon - Ticket Required [More Info]
Sponsor: *Galcom International, Sponsor, Media Awards Lunch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmGovernor's A BallroomNRB Board Meeting [More Info]
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmDelta B BallroomGreat Commission Reception [More Info]
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmDelta CD BallroomGreat Commission Forum [More Info]
Speaker: Andrew Brunson
Musician: REBORN, Music Missionaries "Musicianaries", REBORN Music Group - Non-Profit
Panel Participant: Jennifer Epperson EdD, Director of Research, Christian Healthcare Ministries
Panel Participant: Dr. Chuck Thomas Pollak, Founder/President, Sharing International
Panel Participant: Dr. Ron Harris, Founder & President, MEDIAlliance Internatinal
*The John Ankerberg Show, Sponsor, Great Commission Forum
5:00 pm - 6:15 pmDelta B BallroomIndustry Networking Reception [More Info]
6:30 pm - 8:30 pmDelta CD BallroomOpening Session [More Info]
Speaker: Ravi Zacharias, Chairman of the Board, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM)
Speaker: Janet Parshall, Syndicated Radio Host, In the Market
Musician: Jonathan & Emily Martin, Worship Leaders, Jonathan & Emily Martin ("The Word in Worship")
*Mercy Ships, Sponsor, Opening Session
8:30 pm - 10:30 pmDelta CD BallroomFilm Screening -
 
February 26th, 2020
7:00 am - 8:30 amGovernor's A BallroomAffiliate Breakfast
8:00 am-Affiliate Hospitality Lounges - Locations and Hours Vary - Click [More Info] for Locations [More Info]
8:00 am - 5:00 pmRyman C Registration DeskExhibitor Booth Staff Registration Open
8:00 am - 5:00 pmDelta A BallroomPress Center Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 5:00 pmDelta A BallroomPress Conference Room
8:00 am - 5:00 pmDelta BCD LobbyRegistration Open
8:00 am - 7:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallClub 44 Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 7:00 pmDelta BCD LobbyMember Center and Information Desk Open [More Info]
8:30 am - 9:15 amDelta B BallroomMorning Devotional [More Info]
Musician: Erskin Anavitarte
*Lifeway Worship, Sponsor, Morning Devotional
9:30 am - 10:45 amDelta CD BallroomMorning Forum - Policy [More Info]
Panel Participant: Asma Uddin, Fellow, Aspen Institute
11:00 am - 4:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallExhibit Hall Open
11:15 am - 11:45 amRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - Critical Insights for Leading Creative People [More Info]
Speaker: Phil Cooke Ph.D., Founder-CEO, Cooke Media Group
11:15 am - 11:45 amRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - How to Make an Internal/External Digital Media Communication Plan [More Info]
Speaker: Dayna Lovelady MBA, Digital Communications Specialist, The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)
11:15 am - 4:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallLearning Arena (Exhibitor Sessions) [More Info]
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - Music Licensing: Keeping Up with Key Developments in the Ever-Changing World [More Info]
Panel Participant: Bill Velez, Executive Director, Radio Music License Committee
Panel Participant: Janet E. McHugh, Executive Director, Television Music License Committee LLC
Panel Participant: Karyn Ablin, Partner/Member, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC 
Moderator: Russ R. Hauth, Senior Vice President, Salem Media Group
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - Demystifying Facebook Audiences [More Info]
Speaker: Chad Williams, CEO, Five Q
12:45 pm - 1:15 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - Podcasting [More Info]
Speaker: Carl Barnhill, Creative Director/Owner, Twelve:Thirty Media
Speaker: Luke McElroy, Founder/Visionary, SALT Conferences
12:45 pm - 1:15 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - Subject Lines: 5 Mental Levers that Anyone Can Use to Get More Opens [More Info]
Speaker: Nathan Hill, Marketing Director  , NextAfter 
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - Emerging Trends for Digital Fundraising Growth [More Info]
Speaker: David Wollen, Vice President, Client Services, Douglas Shaw & Associates
Speaker: Amy Sewell, Vice President of Digital Solutions, Douglas Shaw & Associates
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - Music Royalties - Broadcast and Digital [More Info]
Panel Participant: Elizabeth Meyer, Music Licensing Manager, NRBMLC
Panel Participant: Timothy Smith, Lead - Key Account Services, ASCAP
Panel Participant: Travis Ploeger, Director, License Management, SoundExchange, Inc.
Moderator: Scott Hunter, Vice President & Senior Counsel , Salem Communications Corporation
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - How to Mimic Secular Digital Advertising Techniques to Maximize Gospel Reach to Millennials [More Info]
Speaker: Greg Sukert, Executive Director, Anchored North
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - Non-cash Fundraising [More Info]
Speaker: Valerie Neff Hogan J.D., CFP®, Relationship Manager , National Christian Foundation - Chicago
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - Five Fresh Digital Fundraising Approaches [More Info]
Speaker: Ron Weber, Chief Operating Officer, Trinet Internet Solutions, Inc.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - The Benefits of Knowing Your Audience [More Info]
Speaker: John Turver, President and Founder, INFORM Media & Analytics
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmDelta CD BallroomAfternoon Forum - Policy
5:45 pm - 7:45 pmGovernor's A BallroomMedia Leadership Dinner - by invitation only [More Info]
*Christian Healthcare Ministries, Sponsor, Media Leadership Dinner
6:30 pm - 8:30 pmDelta A BallroomiNRB Awards Ceremony [More Info]
Speaker: Dr. Shur Gopal, iNRB Chair & Professor, North Greenville University
8:00 pm - 10:00 pmDelta CD BallroomFilm Screening -
 
February 27th, 2020
7:00 am - 8:30 amGovernor's A BallroomAffiliate Breakfast
7:00 am - 8:30 amGovernor's Chamber EWorld by Media - by invitation only
8:00 am-Affiliate Hospitality Lounges - Locations and Hours Vary - Click [More Info] for Locations [More Info]
8:00 am - 5:00 pmRyman C Registration DeskExhibitor Booth Staff Registration Open
8:00 am - 5:00 pmDelta A BallroomPress Center Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 5:00 pmDelta A BallroomPress Conference Room
8:00 am - 5:00 pmDelta BCD LobbyRegistration Open
8:00 am - 7:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallClub 44 Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 7:00 pmDelta BCD LobbyMember Center and Information Desk Open [More Info]
8:30 am - 9:15 amDelta B BallroomMorning Devotional [More Info]
Musician: Seth & Nirva, Seth & Nirva, Music Artists
*Lifeway Worship, Sponsor, Morning Devotional
9:30 am - 10:45 amDelta CD BallroomMorning Forum - Technology [More Info]
Speaker: Derral Eves, Founder & Video Marketing Strategist, Creatus
Speaker: Allie Stuckey, Podcast Host, "Relatable"
Speaker: Gordon Philip Borrell, CEO, Borrell Associates Inc.
11:00 am - 4:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallExhibit Hall Open
11:00 am - 4:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallLearning Arena (Exhibitor Sessions) [More Info]
11:15 am - 11:45 amRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - Leadership in a Digital Age [More Info]
Speaker: Chad Williams, CEO, Five Q
Emcee: Kenny Jahng, Founder & CEO, Big Click Syndicate
11:15 am - 11:45 amRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - Taking Control of your Distribution Strategy in a World of Digital Disruption and VOD Streaming Wars [More Info]
Speaker: Jared Geesey, Principal, The Geesey Group
11:30 am - 1:30 pmRyman C Exhibit HallFilm Screening - Alaska Long Hunters [More Info]
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - Creating the Right Content for the Right Audience [More Info]
Speaker: Natchi Lazarus, Author, Speaker and Consultant, The Connected Church
Emcee: Kenny Jahng, Founder & CEO, Big Click Syndicate
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop -
12:45 pm - 1:15 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - Practical Ways to Communicate the Gospel Values in Cultural Engagement [More Info]
Speaker: Detective J. Warner Wallace, Dateline featured Cold-Case Detective and Christian Apologist, Cold Case Christianity
Emcee: Kenny Jahng, Founder & CEO, Big Click Syndicate
12:45 pm - 1:15 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - Leadership Endurance [More Info]
Speaker: Brian Sanders, Executive Vice President, Positive Alternative Radio
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - Being a Christian in Hollywood (and in the secular world) [More Info]
Panel Participant: Mark Fincannon, Casting Director/Executive Producer, Fincannon & Associates/Luminarium Pictures
Panel Participant: Ashley Bratcher, Actress, Producer
Emcee: Kenny Jahng, Founder & CEO, Big Click Syndicate
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - On Air Fundraising Done Internally [More Info]
Speaker: Troy Kriechbaum, President & CEO, Encouragement Media Group
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - The One-Minute Messaging Makeover [More Info]
Speaker: Tim Miles, Founder & Head Custodian, Good Company Consulting
Emcee: Kenny Jahng, Founder & CEO, Big Click Syndicate
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - Google vs God: Leveraging the Best SEO and CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization) Tactics in a Hostile Anti-Truth Environment (HATE) [More Info]
Speaker: Greg Outlaw, President & CEO, All About GOD Ministries, Inc.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - Bringing Young Talent into the Industry [More Info]
Speaker: Dan Vallie, President, National Radio Talent System Founder Vallie Richards Donovan Consulting, National Radio Talent System
Speaker: Pavlina Osta, Executive Director and Producer of National Podcasts / Media Personality , Salem Media Group
Emcee: Kenny Jahng, Founder & CEO, Big Click Syndicate
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - Taking It Live – How Live and Evergreen Digital Fundraising Events are Revolutionizing Ministry Fundraising [More Info]
Speaker: Ron Weber, Chief Operating Officer, Trinet Internet Solutions, Inc.
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmDelta CD BallroomAfternoon Forum - The Future of the Entertainment Industry – How Will the Current Disruption Affect Christ-Followers? [More Info]
Panel Participant: Paul Castro, Co-founder/Chief Creative Officer, Torchlyte
Panel Participant: Michael Van Dyck, Founder, Inspired Entertainment
Panel Participant: Dave Alan Johnson, Partner - Writer / Producer / Director, Blue Canopy Media
Speaker: Dr. Fazale Rana, Vice President of Research and Apologetics , Reasons to Believe
8:00 pm - 10:00 pmDelta CD BallroomFilm Screening -
 
February 28th, 2020
7:00 am - 8:30 amGovernor's A BallroomBott Radio Network Breakfast (Affiliate Event - invitation only)
7:30 am - 8:30 amGovernor's Chamber EAffiliate Event - Global News Alliance: SMARTPHONE story-telling secrets [More Info]
8:00 am-Affiliate Hospitality Lounges - Locations and Hours Vary - Click [More Info] for Locations [More Info]
8:00 am - 3:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallClub 44 Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 3:00 pmRyman C Registration DeskExhibitor Booth Staff Registration Open
8:00 am - 3:00 pmDelta BCD LobbyRegistration Open
8:00 am - 5:00 pmDelta BCD LobbyMember Center and Information Desk Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 5:00 pmDelta A BallroomPress Center Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 5:00 pmDelta A BallroomPress Conference Room [More Info]
8:00 am - 6:00 pmDelta BCD BallroomInformation Desk Open
8:30 am - 9:15 amDelta B BallroomMorning Devotional [More Info]
Speaker: Mike Harland, Director of Worship, Lifeway Christian Resources
*Lifeway Worship, Sponsor, Morning Devotional
9:30 am - 10:45 amDelta CD BallroomMorning Forum - Content
11:00 am - 11:45 amRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - How to Pitch Your Script [More Info]
Speaker: Catherine Clinch, Content Creator / Social Media Specialist, Clinch Digital Media / California State University Dominguez Hills
11:00 am - 3:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallExhibit Hall Open
11:00 am - 3:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallLearning Arena (Exhibitor Sessions) [More Info]
11:15 am - 11:45 amRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - A 2020 Vision For Christian Radio [More Info]
Speaker: Sean Ross, VP of Music & Research , Edison Research
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - Video Did Not Kill the Radio Star: Moving Forward in a Digital World [More Info]
Speaker: Michelle Younkman, Executive Director, Christian Music Broadcasters
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - How to Succeed in Hollywood without Losing Your Soul [More Info]
Speaker: Dr. Theodore "Ted" Baehr, Chairman / Publisher, The Christian Film & Television Commission™ / MOVIEGUIDE®
12:45 pm - 1:15 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - Wisdom for Effective Communication [More Info]
Speaker: Chuck Finney, President, Finney Media
Speaker: Jan Shober, Vice President Strategy, Finney Media
12:45 pm - 1:15 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - NEXT GEN TV / ATSC 3.0 - How the New Emerging Broadcast Standard Impacts Christian TV [More Info]
Speaker: Josh Weiss Ph.D. ABD, Co Founder & CMO, ARK Multicasting, Inc.
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - The Future of Christian Film Panel [More Info]
Panel Participant: Rich Peluso, EVP/Head of AFFIRM Films, AFFIRM Films/Sony Pictures
Moderator: Evelyn Carroll, Host of Movieguide TV, Movieguide
Panel Participant: DeVon Franklin, President & CEO, Franklin Entertainment
Panel Participant: Cary Solomon, Writer/Producer/Director
Panel Participant: Chuck Konzelman, Writer Director Producer
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - Dealing with Negative Backlash [More Info]
Speaker: Dr. Carol Miller Swain, Former University Professor and Host of Be the People Podcast and Radio Show, Carol Swain Enterprises, LLC
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - The Future of Film Marketing [More Info]
Panel Participant: Paul Lauer, CEO / President, MOTIVE
Panel Participant: Jonathan Bock, Founder & President, Grace Hill Media
Panel Participant: Ash Greyson, Founder, Ribbow Media Group
Moderator: Evelyn Carroll, Host of Movieguide TV, Movieguide
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - From College to Career: Breaking into Christian Media [More Info]
Panel Participant: Michael Shelley, General Manager, New Life Radio
Panel Participant: Yvonne Carlson, Director of Digital Strategy and UX , Moody Radio
3:30 pm - 5:30 pmNo locationFilm Pitch-a-thon
3:30 pm - 5:30 pmNo locationTV Showcase
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmDelta CD BallroomClosing Gala Dinner with Special Service Awards - Ticket Required [More Info]
Musician: Keith & Kristyn Getty, Getty Music