Thank you for Attending the 2023 Summit in NYC

Global Nighttime Governance Leaders Convened in NYC for
RHI’s 2023 Sociable City Summit

Night Managers from North America and the UK attending RHI's 2023 Summit.

The 2023 Sociable City Summit in New York City convened 248 representatives from 67 cities, 33 states/provinces and five countries to exchange strategies to create a safer and more vibrant nighttime social economy.

The event marked the 40th anniversary of the Responsible Hospitality Institute, a global leader supporting safe, vibrant and sustainable places for people to gather and socialize.

Seventy-three speakers shared their knowledge in 35 sessions focusing on the future of music venues, sound management, sober bars, gun violence, mobility, cannabis lounges, harm reduction, diversity, and women’s safety, among other emerging trends in nightlife.

The Summit also convened the largest gathering of “night managers” representing cities throughout North America and the United Kingdom: Montreal, Seattle, Boston, Iowa City, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Bristol, NYC, Philadelphia, Austin, Sacramento, New Orleans, San Francisco, Orlando, and DC (pictured above).

The Sociable City Academy on Nighttime Management (a pre-summit training) engaged 54 attendees from 24 cities in educational sessions and showcased presentations on creating an office and staff dedicated to nighttime governance.

Plan to Join Us in Dallas for the 2024
Sociable City Summit!

RHI is a global leader in convening representatives from diverse perspectives for open dialogue on making cities safer and more vibrant. We recognize that the best solutions come from working together and strive to create opportunities for our clients, partners, and colleagues to connect and share ideas. We are excited to welcome you to Dallas.
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Summit Program Highlights

The Summit Program follows the Building Blocks of a Sociable City: Foundation, Vibrancy, Safety and Planning. The following are proposed themes for workshops and general sessions.


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