THE 2021 SBC ANNUAL MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE NASHVILLE MUSIC CITY CENTER
The 2021 SBC Annual Meeting will move to the Music City Center in downtown Nashville June 15-16.
According to Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee, the shift was made in order to allow adequate space to “provide abundant space conducive to holding a meeting that is efficient, effective and safe for every attendee” while adhering to local COVID-19 protocols. He said the decision was made in collaboration with the City of Nashville, the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp., and the Music City Center, and thanked the organizations for what he described as “incredible efforts” during recent weeks.
The cancellation of the 2020 SBC Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for Orlando, “created significant, ongoing challenges,” according to Floyd, who added he and others were committed to holding the 2021 Annual Meeting “in accordance with SBC bylaws, in complete fulfillment of our order of business.”
“The SBC Annual Meeting is a time for Southern Baptists to come together and celebrate how God is moving in and through our convention and churches,” Floyd said. “It will be a time for Southern Baptists to reconnect with one another after missing out on a gathering in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
While other options were explored, Floyd said the Executive Committee wanted to keep the Annual Meeting in Nashville for reasons including the protection of previously made travel plans by attendees. Nashville was selected as the site for the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting by messengers to the 2016 Annual Meeting.
The Music City Center, located in the heart of downtown Nashville, offers 1.2 million square feet of convention space, almost twice as much as the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, a few miles northeast of downtown. The exhibit hall and childcare will also move to the Music City Center.
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DEADLINE TO CANCEL RESERVATIONS WITHOUT PENALTY
Reservations cancelled on or after May 17, 2021 may result in a penalty of one nights’ room and tax.
DEADLINE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS
Reservations must be made by May 17, 2021 in order to be guaranteed convention rate.
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