Join Us in Sacramento, California

Collaborate | Advocate | Implement

A community's opportunity for socializing is among the
most influential factors in determining where people choose to live.
The 2010 Knight Foundation’s Soul of the Community Project

Multiple Opportunities for Networking and Learning

THE SOCIABLE CITY SUMMIT is the premier in-person event for learning about social economy management. This annual networking event is a unique opportunity to connect with a broad network of leaders advancing innovation in multiple fields —law enforcement, business district management, city planning and economic development, nighttime venue operations, and more. No other event convenes such diverse perspectives on how to create safe, vibrant daylife and nightlife.

Join in sharing tools and promising practices including:

  1. Innovation: Thought leaders share insights in short introductory talks followed with more in-depth workshops
  2. Sacramento Showcase: The evolution of the Golden Center and its impact on downtown and social economy
  3. California Showcase: Collaborative advocacy to reform alcohol licensing to meet the demand of development and music
  4. Breakouts: Technical seminars and case studies
  5. Trendspotting: Facilitated discussions and brainstorming on a key topic
  6. Mobile Workshops: Interactive learning experiences in Sacramento

City Leaders Adapting to Change

Build it and They Will Come

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.

Join a unique opportunity to network with leaders advancing innovation in planning, public and venue safety, business district management, mobility, and conflict resolution in active daytime and nighttime social districts.

Gather Solutions and Strategies

Interact with Practitioners on These Topics

  • Create a dedicated office on the social economy for daytime and nighttime management
  • Form a team for public safety and venue compliance
  • Learn about innovation in nighttime mobility
  • Gather tools to preserve the historical and cultural value of independent venues
  • Enhance public spaces with outdoor seating, markets, and festivals
  • Build policy, mediation, and conflict resolution for mixed-use areas
  • Develop harm-reduction strategies for alcohol, drugs, and guns
  • Assure safety for women and vulnerable populations in venues and public space
  • Encourage greater cultural diversity in the social economy

Your Peer-to-Peer Networking Opportunity

Meet Representatives from Diverse Backgrounds

  • Safety: Frontline supervisors and officers, including police, fire, code, alcohol, and health agencies
  • Administration: Elected officials, city managers, planning and economic development managers
  • Development: Public works, parking, transportation, and mobility managers
  • Hospitality: Operators, and association staff representing restaurants, bars, live and DJ music
  • Producers and distributors: Food, beverages, and equipment
  • Culture: Event and festival planners, promoters, placemaking and district management


2024 Early Rate Discount Until December 31!

Sacramento Hosted Reception: Reconnect with friends or create new ones at the kick-up Wednesday, May 7 event at the Social Nightclub.

Summit Registration Includes: Thursday and Friday Breakfast and Luncheon; and Thursday and Friday Educational Presentations and Workshops.

Academy Registration Includes: Online learning and onsite training, luncheon and breaks. Also includes workbook and reference documents.

Summit $50 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.

2024 Price
Register by December 31

Summit Registration
After December 31

Late Registration
After April 4

Separate Registration





RHI's Building Blocks

our approach


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

Become Part of a Global Network

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.