There are conferences, get-togethers for alumni of the various seminaries, and large business sessions where the messengers (representatives of churches) hear resolutions and vote yes or no. There is normally a guest speaker, several different sermons, and reports from the various boards and agencies. The person expected to be elected president of the convention usually brings the convention sermon.
Add--I'm assuming the thumbs down is from someone who hates me because I'm Baptist. You are a small person.
While the SBC can pass all the resolutions it wants, since the churches are autonomous, no church is required to abide by the resolutions. For example, they can resolve not to have women deacons, but a church can have women deacons and the resolution is not binding on that church.
And FYI, the Westboro Church is an independent Baptist church, and not affiliated with the SBC in any way. That's one thing we're not guilty of doing.
Southern Baptist and former national SBC auxiliary employee