NRB 2020 - Convention Registration
 
NRB 2020 Schedule
 
Please check back often for updates to the sessions and speakers. 
This program can be found at www.nrbconvention.org

  
The convention this year will run Tuesday through Friday night

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]
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 Summit
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")
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
9:30 am - 10:45 amDelta CD BallroomMorning Forum - Policy
11:00 am - 4:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallExhibit Hall Open
11:15 am - 11:45 amRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - 10 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, Digital Communications and Collaboration Leader , 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]
Moderator: Scott Hunter, Vice President & Senior Counsel , Salem Communications Corporation
Panel Participant: Bill Velez, Executive Director, Radio Music License Committee
Panel Participant: Janet E. McHugh, Executive Director, Television Music License Committee LLC
Speaker: Karyn Ablin, Partner, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC 
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 -
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
Moderator: Scott Hunter, Vice President & Senior Counsel , Salem Communications Corporation
Panel Participant: Timothy Smith, Accounts Coordinator, Broadcast Licensing, ASCAP
Panel Participant: Travis Ploeger, Director, License Management, SoundExchange, Inc.
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - Competitive Digital Advertising [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, 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
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - Understand the Market You Are Trying to Reach [More Info]
Speaker: John Turver, President, INFORM Media & Analytics
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmDelta CD BallroomAfternoon Forum - Policy
5:00 pm - 7:00 pmGovernor's South BallroomMedia Leadership Dinner - by invitation only [More Info]
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
7:30 am - 8:30 amGovernor's Chamber EWorld by Media
8:00 am-Affiliate Hospitality Lounges - Locations and Hours Vary - Click [More Info] for Locations [More Info]
8:00 am - 5:00 pmCanal AExhibitor 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 Ready, Seth & Nirva, Music Artists
9:30 am - 10:45 amDelta CD BallroomMorning Forum - Technology [More Info]
Speaker: Derral Eves, YouTube & Video Marketing Consultant
Allie Stuckey, Podcast Host, The Conservative Millennial, Conservative Review TV 
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
11:15 am - 11:45 amRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - Video on Demand [More Info]
Speaker: Jared Geesey, General Manager, Christian Cinema & iDisciple
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
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: J. Warner Wallace, Dateline featured Cold-Case Detective, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Biola, Author of Cold-Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, Forensic Faith and Creator of the Case Makers Academy for Kids, Cold Case Christianity
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, Actor
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - On Air Fundraising Done Internally [More Info]
Speaker: Troy Kreichbaum, President & CEO, KVNE 89.5 FM
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - Advertising and Marketing [More Info]
Speaker: Tim Miles, Founder & Head Custodian, Tim Miles & Company
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - Search Engine Optimization (SEO) [More Info]
Speaker: Greg Outlaw, President & CEO, All About GOD Ministries, Inc.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - Bringing Millenials into the Industry [More Info]
Speaker: Dan Vallie, National Radio Talent System, Vallie Richards Donovan Consulting
Speaker: Pavlina Osta, Executive Producer and Host of “The Pavlina Show” , Salem Media Group
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmRyman C Exhibit HallWorkshop - How Live and Evergreen Digital Fundraising Events are Revolutionizing Ministry Fundraising [More Info]
Speaker: Ron Weber, Chief Operating Officer, Trinet Internet Solutions
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmDelta CD BallroomAfternoon Forum - Technology [More Info]
Panel Participant: Paul Castro
Panel Participant: Michael Van Dyck, Inspired Entertainment
8:00 pm - 10:00 pmDelta CD BallroomFilm Screening -
 
February 28th, 2020
7:00 am - 8:00 amGovernor's Chamber EGlobal News Alliance Meeting
7:00 am - 8:30 amGovernor's South BallroomBott Radio Network Breakfast (Affiliate Event - invitation only)
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
9:30 am - 10:45 amDelta CD BallroomMorning Forum - Content
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 - Present and Future Trends in Radio [More Info]
Speaker: Sean Ross, Vice President of Music and Programming  , Edison Research
11:15 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
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, President, CMB
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 - STSC3.0 - How the New Emerging Broadcast Standard Impacts Christian TV [More Info]
Speaker: Josh Weiss, Chief Marketing Officer, ARK Multicasting & General Manager, IBN Television
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmRyman C Exhibit HallNRB Talks - The Future of Christian Film Panel [More Info]
Panel Participant: Rich Peluso, Senior Vice President, Affirm Films / Sony Pictures 
Moderator: Evelyn Carroll, Movieguide
DeVon Franklin, CEO, Franklin Entertainment
Panel Participant: Cary Solomon, Writer/Producer/Director
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, President, Grace Hill Media
Panel Participant: Ash Greyson, Founder & CEO, Ribbow Media Group
Moderator: Evelyn Carroll, 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
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