An annual conference focused on the needs and interests of international Christian media professionals is expected to bring thousands to Nashville, Tennessee this week.
Overseen by the organization National Religious Broadcasters, the conference is scheduled to begin Monday and continue with various events until Thursday.
Known as the NRB International Christian Media Convention, it boasts of being the largest conference that's focused on Christian communications.
On its website, NRB 2015 is described as a "must attend" event for any and all "Christian communicators."
"You will hear outstanding internationally known speakers and artists, have the opportunity to attend numerous networking events, and receive helpful industry insights," continued the site.
Prominent religious, cultural, and political leaders have also been in attendance in past years and this year will be no different.
Speakers scheduled for NRB 2015 include Robert Jeffress, author and senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas; Mariam Ibraheem, a Christian Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for alleged apostasy in her native Islamic country; David Platt, president of the International Mission Board; Ed Stetzer, author and executive director of LifeWay Research; and Roma Downey, actress and co-producer of the Bible miniseries.
On Friday, it was announced that an additional speaker will be potential Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
"Governor Walker is a man of faith and action," said Jerry A. Johnson, president & CEO of the NRB, in a statement.
"He is a voice for freedom and has shown that he is not afraid to put principles into practice. We are honored that he will be with us for the opening of NRB15."
In addition to the thousands expected to attend the multiday conference, NRB 2015 will have an estimated 200 companies present.
"NRB's award-winning exposition, featuring approximately 200 companies … make up an active marketplace of products and services to expand and enhance your organization," noted the NRB Convention website.
"From innovative ideas and endeavors to must-have tools and equipment to organizations that influence millions around the world – the expo has it all!"