Thanks for your interest in submitting a proposal for RHI events. 

This is your opportunity to share your success and gather important feedback for future program development.

Since the current series of Sociable City Summits began in 2015 in Los Angeles, 533 individuals (many of them at more than one of the five) from 131 cities, 40 states/provinces and 8 countries participated. They came from 314 agencies, businesses or organizations, and many attend in teams, with Pittsburgh topping the list at 19 and Sacarmento a team of 18 a close second in New Orleans. 

You are free to enter more than one application. Selections will be finalized in mid September. 

You can also select an option on the form to enter your application for an RHI Webinar. 

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Welcome to RHI's Submission form for the 2019 Sociable City Summit in Philalphia at the Westin Hotel on February 24-26. 

Before submitting an application, it is recommended you review RHI's Four Building Blocks of a Sociable City

When you submit your application for a workshop presentation, you will automatically be entered to participate in our awards program. 

Applications can be submitted in one of four categories:

(1) Sociable City Showcase

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in the 3 subsequent categories (Assure Safety, Enhance Vibrancy, Plan for People AND/OR have a formal alliance/commission/board AND/OR a dedicated staff (i.e. night mayor, night manager, night director, etc)

(2) Assure Safety

Topics may include:

  • Reduction in crime and disorder
  • Police deployment and scheduling 
  • Closing time management
  • Use of technology in public space or in venutes (CCTV, Body-warn Cameras, ID Scanners)
  • Formal alliance or association of venues promoting self-regulatory practices to reduce risk
  • Early interventions through an inter-agency compliance team

(3) Enhance Vibrancy

Topics may include:

  • Outdoor vibrancy management (sidewalk cafes, street entertainers, food trucks, vendors)
  • Organized "music city" office, division, task force to support live music and performers
  • Marketing campaigns highlighting music, culinary, craft beverages, culture, diversity, etc. as destination promotion
  • Economic study of sociability and nightlife activity

(4) Plan for People

Topics may include:

  • Management of sound, trash, and/or public urination
  • Nighttime transportation planning - integrating e-hail, taxi, public transit, bike system for the night
  • Public restrooms open and maintained in the evening and late-night
  • Maintaining an optimal balance of sociability uses at different times of day
  • Working with residents and businesses to achieve a high quality of life
  • Parking management for efficiency and security

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate innovation in nightlife planning, management or public safety
  • Offer proof of success (through quantitative data or qualitative analysis) 
  • Register for the event (reduced speaker rate will be provided to candidates whose presentations are selected (only one per team)) 
  • Pay for own travel and lodging 

Please note: applications selected for a presentation do not necessarily receive an award. 

Award recipients will be announced on-site at the event. 

RHI:Sociable City