NRB 2021 - Conv Program & Speakers
 
Please check back often for updates to the sessions and speakers.
New information is being added daily. 
 
The convention program runs Monday through Thursday in 2021. 
 
March 15 = Monday (Opening Session)
March 16 = Tuesday (Exhibits, Forums,Talks, and Workshops)
March 17 = Wednesday (Exhibits, Forums, Talks, and Workshops)
March 18 = Thursday (Exhibits, Forums, Talks, Workshops, Closing Gala)
 
 
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NRB 2021 Schedule
 
March 14th, 2021
SUNDAY
8:00 am - 7:00 pmExhibit Booth Staff Registration Open
8:00 am - 7:00 pmMembership Center & Information Desk Open
8:00 am - 7:00 pmRegistration Open
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmiNRB (Intercollegiate) Workshop -
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmiNRB (Intercollegiate) Workshop - Insight to Mainstream Media Coverage
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmiNRB (Intercollegiate) Workshop - Breaking into Broadcasting after Graduation [More Info]
Speaker: Sam Dye, Station Manager and Morning Host, Way True Life Radio
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmiNRB (Intercollegiate) Workshop - How to be a Successful Executive Producer [More Info]
Speaker: Dr. Norm Mintle, Executive Producer, TBN
7:00 pm - 8:30 pmiNRB (Intercollegiate) Boot Camp [More Info]
Speaker: Shur Gopal Ph.D., iNRB Chair & Professor, North Greenville University
 
March 15th, 2021
MONDAY
7:30 am - 7:00 pmExhibitor Booth Staff Registration Open
7:30 am - 7:00 pmMembership Center & Information Desk Open
8:00 amAffiliate Hospitality Lounges - Locations and Hours Vary - Click [More Info] for Locations [More Info]
8:00 am - 8:30 amMorning Devotion and Prayer
8:00 am - 8:45 amConvention Orientation [More Info]
8:00 am - 9:00 amiNRB (Intercollegiate) Meet and Greet [More Info]
8:00 am - 7:00 pmClub 44 Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 7:00 pmPress Center Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 7:00 pmRegistration Open
9:00 am - 10:30 amNRB Business Meeting [More Info]
11:00 am - 12:45 pmMedia Awards Luncheon - Ticket Required [More Info]
Sponsor: *Hope for the Heart, Sponsor, Media Awards Lunch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmNRB Board Meeting [More Info]
Sponsor: *Evangelism Explosion International, Sponsor, NRB Board Meeting
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmGreat Commission Reception [More Info]
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmGreat Commission Forum [More Info]
Sponsor: *The John Ankerberg Show, Sponsor, Great Commission Forum
Speaker: Rita El-Mounayer, CEO, Sat-7
7:00 pm - 9:00 pmOpening Session [More Info]
Speaker: Mark Jobe, President, Moody Bible Institute
Speaker: Paula Faris, Journalist, Author, Podcaster
9:00 pm - 10:30 pmIndustry Networking Reception [More Info]
 
March 16th, 2021
TUESDAY
7:00 am - 8:30 amAffiliate Breakfast tbd
8:00 amAffiliate Hospitality Lounges - Locations and Hours Vary - Click [More Info] for Locations [More Info]
8:00 am - 5:00 pmExhibitor Booth Staff Registration Open
8:00 am - 5:00 pmPress Center Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 5:00 pmPress Conference Room
8:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration Open
8:00 am - 7:00 pmClub 44 Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 7:00 pmMember Center and Information Desk Open [More Info]
8:30 am - 9:15 amMorning Devotion [More Info]
9:30 am - 10:00 amMorning Forum - Public Policy - Session 1
10:00 am - 10:45 amMorning Forum - Public Policy Panel (Platform Censorship, Section 2.30, & the Future of Social Media) [More Info]
Panel Participant: David French, Senior Editor, The Dispatch
Panel Participant: Jason Thacker, Chair of Research in Technology Ethics, The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
Moderator: Allie Stuckey, Podcast Host, Relatable | BlazeTV
10:55 am - 11:00 amExhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting [More Info]
11:00 am - 3:00 pmFresh Brew Open [More Info]
11:00 am - 4:00 pmExhibit Hall Open
11:15 am - 11:45 amNRB Talks - Preventing Mission Drift [More Info]
Speaker: Chris Horst, Chief Advancement Officer, HOPE International
11:15 am - 11:45 amWorkshop - How to Build a Podcast Audience [More Info]
Panel Participant: J.C. Derrick, Managing editor, WORLD Radio, WORLD News Group
Panel Participant: Rob Kirkpatrick, Executive Producer, Focus on the Family
Speaker: Craig Denison, CEO, Denison Ministries
Panel Participant: Jason Romano, Host/Producer/Author, Sports Spectrum
11:30 am - 4:00 pmLearning Arena (Exhibitor Sessions) [More Info]
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmNRB Talks - “AMEN!”: How to Engage Your Community in Prayer [More Info]
Speaker: Morgan Wood, Founder , Amen: The Prayer App
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmWorkshop - How to Monetize Your Podcast [More Info]
Speaker: Casey Helmick, Chief Strategist, Dunham and Company
12:45 pm - 1:15 pmNRB Talks - Succession Planning: How to Make Successful Transitions [More Info]
Panel Participant: Brett Larson, General Manager, Crawford Media Group
Panel Participant: Nevin (Nev) W. Larson, Director: C.B.C. Christian Programming, Crawford Broadcasting Company
Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Epperson, Media and Research Strategist, Christian Healthcare Ministries
Panel Participant: Charles Morris, President of Haven Ministries and voice of Haven Today, Haven Ministries
12:45 pm - 1:15 pmWorkshop - How to Use Digital Platforms for Evangelism and Discipleship [More Info]
Panel Participant: Reagan Rose, Director of Digital Platforms , Grace to You
Panel Participant: Arnie Cole, Chief Executive Officer, Back to the Bible & Center for Bible Engagement
Interviewer: Carl Barnhill, Creative Director/Owner, Twelve:Thirty Media
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmNRB Talks - Taking Your Livestream to the Next Level [More Info]
Speaker: Clint Lewis, Communications Director, Gateway Church
Speaker: Tia Bowen, Director of Digital Strategy, Gateway Church
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmWorkshop - Music Licensing Committee Panel
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmNRB Talks - YouTubing Your Journey and Journal for King Jesus [More Info]
Speaker: Trey Van Camp, Church Planter, Passion Creek Church
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmWorkshop - Mastering Final Cut Pro [More Info]
Jeremy Carroll, Director of Creative Content, Movieguide®
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmNRB Talks - VR, AR and More: The Future of Media and Ministry [More Info]
Speaker: Nils Smith, Chief Strategist Social Media + Innovation, Dunham and Company
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmWorkshop - Legally Compliant; Rigorously Vigilant. [More Info]
Speaker: Joseph Chautin III, Managing Partner, Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin, LLP
Speaker: David D. Oxenford, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmAfternoon Forum - Part 1
4:45 pm - 5:30 pmAfternoon Forum - Public Policy Panel (Religious Liberty)Organizations and Nonprofits) [More Info]
Panel Participant: Kristen Waggoner, General Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
Panel Participant: Mr. Kelly Shackelford, President/CEO/Chief Counsel , First Liberty Institute
Panel Participant: Brad Dacus Esq., President and Founder, Pacific Justice Institute
Moderator: John Stonestreet, President, Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview
Panel Participant: David Closson, Director of Christian Ethics and Biblical Worldview, Family Research Council
6:00 pm - 7:45 pmMedia Leadership Dinner - by invitation only [More Info]
Speaker: Dr. Richard Blackaby, President , Blackaby Ministries International
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmiNRB Awards Ceremony [More Info]
Speaker: Shur Gopal Ph.D., iNRB Chair & Professor, North Greenville University
8:00 pm - 10:00 pmWorship Service [More Info]
Speaker: Dr. Tony Evans, President, The Urban Alternative
Musician: Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Worship, Directed by Pastor Patrick Dopson, Pastor of Worship, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
 
March 17th, 2021
WEDNESDAY

7:00 am - 8:30 amWorld by Media - by invitation only
8:00 amAffiliate Hospitality Lounges - Locations and Hours Vary - Click [More Info] for Locations [More Info]
8:00 am - 5:00 pmExhibitor Booth Staff Registration Open
8:00 am - 5:00 pmPress Center Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 5:00 pmPress Conference Room
8:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration Open
8:00 am - 7:00 pmClub 44 Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 7:00 pmMember Center and Information Desk Open [More Info]
8:30 am - 9:00 amMorning Devotion
9:00 am - 9:45 amMorning Forum - Technology - Session 1 [More Info]
Speaker: Bob Pritchett, CEO, Faithlife
10:00 am - 10:45 amMorning Forum - Technology Panel (Social Media, Digital Content, and the Future of the Church) [More Info]
Moderator: Dr. Phil Cooke, Producer - CEO, Cooke Media Group
Panel Participant: Tony Reinke, Senior Teacher, Desiring God
Panel Participant: Matt Brown, Evangelist, Think Eternity
Panel Participant: Matt Wood, Vice President of Marketing, RightNow Media
11:00 am - 3:00 pmFresh Brew Open [More Info]
11:00 am - 4:00 pmExhibit Hall Open
11:15 am - 11:45 amNRB Talks - Next Generation of Media Distribution [More Info]
Speaker: Jared Geesey, Principal, Geesey Group
Speaker: Josh Normand, SVP, Sales, Vimeo
11:15 am - 11:45 amWorkshop - Fundraising Copy Clinic [More Info]
Speaker: Mark Loux, Vice President of Strategy, ResourceOne Fundraising Group
11:30 am - 4:00 pmLearning Arena (Exhibitor Sessions) [More Info]
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmNRB Talks - Media Audience Behavior after Covid
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmWorkshop - Ransomware
12:45 pm - 1:15 pmNRB Talks - Technology’s Influence Over Children’s and Teen’s Beliefs and Behaviors [More Info]
Speaker: Dr. Kathy Koch, Founder and President, Celebrate Kids, Inc.
12:45 pm - 1:15 pmWorkshop -Radio and their Local Partners in Ministry [More Info]
Speaker: Suzanne Boase Honeycutt, Director, Community Relations, KSBJ/Hope Media Group
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmNRB Talks - Storytelling and Purpose [More Info]
Speaker: Mike Cosper, Director of Podcasts, Christianity Today
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmWorkshop - Running Production in a Remote World
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmNRB Talks - Crisis Leadership for Today and Tomorrow [More Info]
Speaker: Mark Levy CRME, President, Revenue Development Resources, Inc.
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmWorkshop - How To Do a Digital Film Launch? [More Info]
Speaker: Gary Zelasko, President, Lasting City Marketing
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmNRB Talks - Music Licensing Committee Panel
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmWorkshop - NEXT GEN TV / ATSC 3.0 [More Info]
Speaker: Josh Weiss Ph.D. ABD, Co Founder & CMO, ARK Multicasting, Inc.
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmAfternoon Forum - Technology - Session 1
4:45 pm - 5:30 pmAfternoon Forum - Technology - Session 2
8:00 pm - 10:00 pmICVM Crown Awards Show [More Info]
 
March 18th, 2021
THURSDAY

7:00 am - 8:30 amBott Radio Network Breakfast (Affiliate Event - invitation only)
8:00 amAffiliate Hospitality Lounges - Locations and Hours Vary - Click [More Info] for Locations [More Info]
8:00 am - 3:00 pmClub 44 Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 3:00 pmExhibitor Booth Staff Registration Open
8:00 am - 3:00 pmRegistration Open
8:00 am - 5:00 pmMember Center and Information Desk Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 5:00 pmPress Center Open [More Info]
8:00 am - 5:00 pmPress Conference Room [More Info]
8:00 am - 6:00 pmInformation Desk Open
8:30 am - 9:15 amMorning Devotion
9:00 am - 9:45 amMorning Forum - Content - Session 1
9:45 am - 10:30 amMorning Forum - Racial Reconciliation Panel [More Info]
Moderator: Christopher Brooks, Senior Pastor, Woodside Bible Church
Panel Participant: Dr. Mark DeYmaz, Directional Leader / President/Co-Founder, Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas / Mosaix Global Network
Panel Participant: Dr. Walter Strickland, Associate VP for Kingdom Diversity Initiatives & Assistant Professor of Systematic and Contextual Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
11:00 am - 11:45 amWorkshop - How to Pitch Your Script [More Info]
Speaker: Catherine Clinch, TV Writer/Producer and Micro-Content Creator, Clinch Digital Media
11:00 am - 2:00 pmFresh Brew Open [More Info]
11:00 am - 3:00 pmExhibit Hall Open
11:15 am - 11:45 amNRB Talks - Optimize Your Fundraising: Lessons Learned from Over 2,500 Digital Fundraising Experiments [More Info]
Speaker: Tim Kachuriak, Chief Innovation & Optimization Officer, NextAfter
11:30 am - 3:00 pmLearning Arena (Exhibitor Sessions) [More Info]
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmNRB Talks - The Right Story: Why It’s Time You Write It, Produce It and Change the Culture [More Info]
Panel Participant: Suzy Sammons, President, Hawkeye.Pro
Panel Participant: Kathleen Cooke, Co-founder/VP  , Cooke Media Group
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmWorkshop - Branding, Marketing, and Culture [More Info]
Speaker:
Speaker: Tim Trammell, VP of Strategy, AM Agency
12:45 pm - 1:15 pmNRB Talks - Audience Analytics [More Info]
Speaker: John Turver, President & Founder, INFORM Media & Analytics
12:45 pm - 1:15 pmWorkshop - Mastering Pro-Presenter
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmNRB Talks - Personalization: The Secret to Success in the Technology Age [More Info]
Speaker: Chad Williams, CEO, Five Q
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmWorkshop - From Podcast to Radio; Getting Started in Radio [More Info]
Moderator: Michael Shelley, Vice President and General Manager, NewLife Radio
Panel Participant: Lee Ann Jackson, Social Media Manager/Media Strategist , Ambassador Advertising Agency
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmNRB Talks - Session #17
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmWorkshop - Session #17
3:30 pm - 5:30 pmFilm Pitch-a-thon
3:30 pm - 5:30 pmTV Showcase
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmClosing Gala Dinner with Special Service Awards - Ticket Required [More Info]
Speaker: Will Graham, Vice President and Associate Evangelist, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association