RHI's Sociable City Summit is the epicenter of the modern evolution of the vibrant nighttime economy. The 2018 Summit sessions explored a global movement of “night mayors” and “night managers,” creative culture, culinary and craft beverage culture, music and destination cities, and innovations in policy, safety and security. This is a unique global gathering of influential leaders in urban planning, music, public safety, downtown development, college life and nighttime management.

Plan to attend in February 2019!

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18  |  9:00am – 2:00pm

First International Nighttime Management Academy

A SPECIAL ONE DAY PRE-SUMMIT TRAINING for those given the task of being their city's "Night Mayor-Night Manager" or a member of a nighttime/nightlife or entertainment commission or task force.


Global thought leaders served as the faculty utilizing RHI's proven FRAMEWORK.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18  |  3:00pm – 8:00pm

Opening Panel and Off-site Reception

Celebrate 300 Years of New Orleans' CULTURE and tap into the vast experience of city leaders. Participants heard from keynote presentations and participated in a Second Line to the opening networking reception. Presentations focused on the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina and preservation of creativity and a rich history of innovation.


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 |  9:00am to 5:00pm

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 | 9:00am to 2:00pm

Keynote Speakers and Trendspotting Forums

THE 2018 SUMMIT CONTINUED A TRADITION OF SHOWCASING model templates on economic studies, public safety and policing strategies, music and college cities and features intimate group forums uncovering the latest trends and accomplishments in nighttime management. International thought leaders will set the tone for discussion. Participants were able to delve deeper into one of four TRENDSPOTTING sessions, while continuing to connect back to a multidisciplinary group of partners tackling community challenges. Each track will provided an implementation strategy, new tools, models and templates.




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