The premier trendspotting event on strategies in governance and management of the social economy. An annual networking event where tools and promising practices are showcased in four tracks Governance, Safety, Planning and Vibrancy.
Today, downtowns and city centers are struggling to adapt to changes in where people live, work, play, shop and study. Many governments and corporations are negotiating with employees on a hybrid approach to work, attempting to bring them back to vacant offices with long-term property leases while providing them the flexibility to work from home.
In the meantime, fear of declining property values is forcing governments and business improvement districts that rely on taxes to support services to find solutions; among them is transforming offices into condos and apartments.
But condos do not build communities. It is unique social spaces that provide community connections. Many of these businesses, including casual coffee shops, take-out, dine-in cafes and restaurants, and evening and late-night entertainment, have either closed or carry substantial debt.
Staff shortages in businesses and government, especially police and other public safety agencies, create an additional challenge. Restaurants limit hours or seating, while nighttime entertainment venues cannot find security staff when risk is mounting for nighttime safety.
Attend the Summit for a unique opportunity to join with a growing network of leaders advancing innovation in planning, public and venue safety, business district management, mobility, and conflict resolution in active nighttime social districts.
Who Attends the Summit?
The Social Economy is the collective revenue and employment generated by hospitality businesses and the suppliers of products and services to support sociability during the day, evening, and late-night.
Hospitality is creating the social space for people to dine, drink, listen and dance.
Responsible Hospitality assures a safer and more secure environment that is accessible to all.
A Sociable City that maintains an efficient government to nurture and support innovation and sustainability of creative dining and entertainment businesses, festivals, and events is a foundation for future development.
"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others." ~ Jonathon Swift
Summit Registration Includes: Thursday Reception; Friday and Saturday Breakfast and Luncheon; and Friday and Saturday Educational Presentations and Workshops.
Academy Registration Includes: Online learning and onsite training, luncheon and breaks. Also includes workbook and reference documents.
Summit $100 Team Discount: Teams of 3+ people from the same city qualify for a Summit team discount. Write to Susan Hernandez to get your team discount code. Each person registers separately using the same code.
Speaker Discount: Speakers approved for workshop presentations receive a $200 discount if registered before January 5.
An alliance of stakeholders dedicated to nighttime governance is key to long-term success
Sociable cities anticipate mobility needs and create systems to maintain a high quality of life
Safety in social districts and within venues requires coordination among public and private partners
Vibrancy is created by the mix of social experiences in venues and in public space both day and night
RHI has held events since 1984. The Sociable City Summit series began in 2015 in Los Angeles and Chicago, then Charleston, Austin, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Seattle, Virtual, New York and this year, Dallas. Here is a summary of unique representatives, cities, states/provinces and countries over the years.