You are invited to submit an application for a workshop presentation for consideration at the 2018 Leadership Summit in New Orleans. You will automatically be entered to participate in our awards program.

Award recipients will take center stage at our 2018 Leadership Summit in New Orleans.

  • Showcase your success in a Summit workshop

  • Receive recognition at Tuesday's Luncheon

  • Join in a Winner's Roundtable Discussion

  • Professional Photograph and Customize Press Release for Your Local Media

  • One reduced speaker registration for 2018. Special Team rate for others from your city


  1. Fill out the online survey form. Deadline is Friday, September 22, 2017.
    Online Submission Form:

  2. You will be contacted by September 22, 2017 if your workshop proposal is selected.
    Note: Applications selected for a presentation do not necessarily receive an award.

  3. If your workshop is selected, a more detailed proposal will be due on October 13, 2017.

  4. Award winners will be announced on-site at the event in New Orleans in February 2018.

Criteria for Submission

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrate innovation in nightlife planning, management or policing

  2. Offer proof of success (through quantitative data or qualitative analysis)

  3. Register for the event (reduced speaker rate will be provided to candidates whose presentations are selected)

  4. Pay for your own travel and lodging.

Submission/Award Categories

There are four different categories for a workshop (and award).

(1) Sociable City Showcase (Eligible for Most Sociable City of 2018 Award)

(2) Excellence in Safety

(3) Excellence in Vibrancy

(4) Excellence in Planning

Review more information about Award Categories.


February 17–20, 2018: New Orleans, LA


Sociable City Showcase

Build a Team


Awards/Workshop Request for Proposal

Nighttime Management Seminar



Sociable Cities

Nighttime Economy

Night Manager

Public Safety Guide from 2016 Summit

College Guide


2017 Summit Highlights

Final 2017 Summit Program

2017 Strategic Partners and Sponsors

YouTube Videos

Nighttime Management Panel

Economic Studies Panel

Video Testimonials


Trend Spotting Forums and Mentor Workshops Create Open Forums for Exchange


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RHI is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 with a mission to assist businesses and communities to plan safe and vibrant places to socialize. RHI's Sociable City events create an organized opportunity to connect and share information with peers and access resources from RHI.  © 2017 Responsible Hospitality Institute