Momentum is Christian Music Broadcasters’ premier LIVE, in person event in Orlando and if you have anything to do with Christian radio, YOU NEED TO BE THERE! Experience everything that Momentum has to offer - high caliber speakers, performances by your favorite artists along with networking time and so much more packed into 3 FULL days. The goal is to challenge you to think differently with great expectations of how God will use you to illuminate your community.

We know that God has great things in store, and your safety is our main priority. Even though we continue to monitor the COVID 19 guidelines, we realize that travel may not be an option this year for some, so we are making a Digital Ticket available. If we are forced to make a change, we’ve done it before and will be ready to pivot to an all virtual event. Best of all, there’s no risk in purchasing now. We are waiving the cancellation fees to give you peace of mind about registering.

ILLUMINATE (v) -

to make something visible or brighter by shining light on it; to decorate with color; to enlighten spiritually or intellectually.

As Christian music broadcasters, we have the opportunity to illuminate our hurting world through songs of hope and stories filled with encouragement. Daily, we get to inspire our listeners by sharing the story of who God is and who He has called us to be. To illuminate reminds us of the power of light, which not only drives out darkness, but makes things bright and colorful. That’s exactly what we are called to do in Christian radio.

Imagine what God will do through you and the CMB community when we all come together to experience the fullness of an industry engaged in illuminating our world with the powerful message of the Gospel, bringing out the God-colors in our world. We’re excited to be together again in person, and cannot wait to see what God continues to do through Christian radio in 2021.

"Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16 (MSG)

SPECIAL GUESTS

SCHEDULE

Momentum sets the standard of excellence for a conference. I speak all over the world, and Momentum is by far one of the best organized and produced.

Paul Jacobs

VP/General Manager, Jacobs Media
Momentum is a can’t miss! The wisdom, innovation and collaboration we garner within both the speaker sessions and simply time with each other is invaluable. Be inspired, grow as a professional and make lifelong friends – it is a win, win, win!

Niki Corbin

Station Manager, Life 97.3 & Faith 90.5
Momentum is the ultimate place to reconnect with industry leaders, get inspired by truly great speakers, and go deeper with individual break-out sessions. I always come back to KTIS Minneapolis with fresh ideas to share with my team. Always a highlight for me each year!

Keith Stevens

PD/Afternoons, KTIS

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WORKSHOPS

Momentum Workshops take place first thing Wednesday, June 2, with two hours of topic related concepts, interactive learning and discussions. There are 6 different workshops to choose from where you can learn more and develop new skills in your area of concentration.

EXTRAS

All Momentum attendees can sign up for the following extra opportunities during online registration. If you have already registered for Momentum and still want to sign up, let us know!

If you are new to Momentum or a college student – Momentum Mentors are just for you! This is an opportunity for CMB to pair you with a leader in our industry that will help show you the ropes at Momentum. Mentors are there to invest in you, answer your questions, and to introduce you to others throughout the conference.

We’ve all known the importance of moving into the digital space, but thanks to the pandemic, the move to digital has happened even quicker than anticipated. Is your station ready? CMB is offering one-on-one checkups with Seth Resler, a Jacobs Media digital specialist, during Momentum to assess how your station is doing and where you can improve. Spaces are limited and in order to confirm your appointment, you will be asked to submit your digital assets ahead of time.

The Aircheck Clinic offers one-on-one sessions during Momentum for both On-Air Hosts and Program Directors. Top talent coaches in our industry will give you aircheck feedback and techniques while encouraging you on what’s working. Please note, spaces are limited and you will need to submit audio ahead of time before your aircheck time is confirmed.

FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS

What is new for Momentum 2021?

New dates! New convention center! New host hotel! PLUS CMB is packing the entire conference into THREE FULL DAYS, with education starting early on Wednesday, June 2 and ending with attendee highlight, the Acoustic Café, on the evening of Friday, June 4. There will be two days of Aircheck Clinics and Digital Checkups, plus Momentum Workshops, Celebrity Game Night and more!

What happens if CMB has to cancel Momentum?

We’ve done it before and we’ll be ready to pivot Momentum 2021 to a virtual event if we’re not able to meet in person. We continue to closely monitor the COVID 19 guidelines and are in constant contact with our host hotel and working towards a safe Momentum 2021.

This is my first time, how do I know where to go and what to do?

Plan to join the CMB Team for the All Things Momentum Webinar at noon (CT) on May 12. This gives you a preview of how to get the most out of your Momentum experience. Also, make sure to attend Momentum Welcome & 101 at 6:30p on Tuesday, June 1. Additionally, CMB connects first timers with a leader in the industry that will help invest in you, answer your questions, and to introduce you to others throughout the conference. You can sign up for a mentor when you register or send a request to info@cmbonline.org

Is CMB offering a streaming option this year for Momentum 2021?

Yes, NEW THIS YEAR, Momentum 2021 is offering a Digital Ticket! This is ideal for those who are international and others who aren’t able to travel yet. This ticket gives you behind the scenes access to Momentum, all main stage educational sessions, networking opportunities, and on demand privileges for 90 days. While it won’t give you the full Momentum experience, the Digital Ticket will give you the opportunity to stay connected in 2021 and give you access to hear the high caliber speakers that Momentum is known for bringing to the main stage. And, with the unexpected pandemic, consider purchasing an individual Digital Ticket for each member of your staff who may not have a chance to attend Momentum in person as a way to pour into and encourage them.

REGISTRATION

What’s included in my Momentum 2021 registration?

Full registration includes ALL meals starting with continental breakfast on Wednesday, June 2 through dinner on Friday, June 4, along with all educational sessions, music performances, and one ticket to Universal Studios Florida™ on Wednesday night (must attend Momentum Worship to receive your ticket).

Does CMB offer any discounts?

Gold Members attend for free! CMB offers discounts for Silver Members, Spouse/Child 10+, College Professors, Students and International attendees. Scholarships are also available for those who need financial assistance.

Can I get a refund or exchange?

NEW THIS YEAR! CMB is waiving the $50 cancellation fee to give you peace of mind about booking early. All refund requests received in writing by Monday, May 10 will be honored. The total refund applied will be less credit card/service fees. After Monday, May 10, no refunds are available. If CMB is forced to cancel Momentum 2021, registrants will automatically be moved to a virtual ticket.

Does my spouse or child need a ticket? Can they eat with me at meals if they aren’t registered?

CMB offers a special rate for spouses and children. If you would like to purchase a meal ticket for any additional guests, the cost is $35 for breakfast, $55 for lunch and $75 for dinner. Meal tickets must be purchased in advance and are not available for purchase during Momentum. To purchase, contact info@cmbonline.org.

Is a Universal park ticket included in my Momentum registration?

Yes! Everyone with a full registration will still receive a ticket to one of the Universal Orlando™ theme parks to be used on Wednesday night (must attend Momentum Worship to receive your ticket). *Subject to change.

Will we receive an express pass with the ticket to a Universal Orlando™ theme park?

Unfortunately, Express Passes are not included. They are available for an additional fee of $69.99. You may purchase an Express Pass here.

TRAVEL & LODGING

When should I arrive and depart?

Make travel plans to be on-site by Tuesday, June 1. All first time Momentum attendees are invited to the Momentum Welcome & 101 at 6:30p. The Check-In and Info Booth, along with exhibits, will open from 7p – 9p which will allow you to check in early for Momentum and be ready to start first thing Wednesday morning. Ladies, make plans now to attend the annual Women in Radio event on Tuesday night at 8p.

Book your return flight on Saturday, June 5 as there is a lot planned the night before. Get the most out of your Momentum experience and don’t miss a thing!

What airport should I fly in to, and how can I get from the airport to the hotel?

Airport: Orlando International Airport (MCO)

There are a few ground transportation options to/from the airport and the host hotel. They all range in pricing and travel time.

Shuttle: Mears Transportation offers a shared-ride airport shuttle from Orlando International Airport to Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Tickets are available at the Mears Transportation counters located inside the baggage claim area on level two, as well as on level one where the shuttle departs for Loews Sapphire Falls Resort every 30 – 40 minutes. Reservations are not required.

  • One-way fare: $22 adult or $17 child (ages 4 – 11)
  • Round-trip fare: $34 adult or $26 child (ages 4 – 11)

Mears Transportation also offers a direct service airport shuttle from Loews Sapphire Falls Resort to Orlando International Airport. Travel time is approximately one hour. Reservations are required. Visit or call the concierge at 407.503.3200 at least 24 hours prior to departure.

Taxi: Taxis are on standby at Orlando International Airport, offering service to and from Loews Sapphire Falls Resort for an approximate fare of $55 each way, depending on traffic conditions. Standard taxis can accommodate up to four people. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

Uber: In Orlando, Uber only allows UberSELECT from the airport (which is about a $55-$70 ride, one-way).

*Prices Subject to change

Can I stay at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort?

Yes, you may stay at the Royal Pacific Resort, but it is not the Momentum 2021 host resort so you will not receive a discount. The discount applies to the host resort, Sapphire Falls. It is adjacent to the Royal Pacific Convention Center and is within walking distance.

OTHER

What are Momentum Workshops?

The Momentum Workshops will take place Wednesday morning, June 2. These workshops will be two-hours of topic related concepts with interactive learning and discussions. There are six different workshop topics (Leadership, Music/Programming, On-Air, Production, Promotions/Social Media, & Revenue) to choose from where you can learn more and develop new skills in that area of concentration.

Will we be able to get liners or interviews from artists?

Please contact your record label rep to request and schedule artist liners or interviews.

                      

                                                        

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Speakers & artists are subject to change. CMB’s mission is rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ and our desire to equip Christian music broadcasters. We acknowledge that all sponsors, speakers and event partners may not affirm our statement of faith. However, we believe that their participation will strengthen CMB’s overall mission and Kingdom objectives.

2021 Membership Exclusives

January – Your 2021 Radio Goals – Virtual Event
February – SURPRISE BENEFIT 
March – Radio Station Field Trip
April – A Webinar for YOUR Board
May – Virtual Mentoring Event
June – SURPRISE BENEFIT at Momentum
July – Salary Survey Webinar
August – Fundraising Webinar
September – Creative Images
October – Techsurvey Webinar
November – Radio Station Field Trip
December – Virtual Christmas Party

*subject to change

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