LAY A FOUNDATION: PANELS, SOLUTION SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS

SOCIABLE CITIES require an alliance of diverse stakeholders to facilitate vibrancy and safety. Alliances play an advisory role on resource allocation and consensus-driven action teams.

THREE CITIES SHARE TIPS TO CREATE NIGHTLIFE OFFICES

FORMAT: PANEL

BUILDING BLOCK: LAY A FOUNDATION

DATE: March 1, 2020

TIME: 10:00 am - 11:15 am

ARE YOU READY TO HOP ON THE NIGHT MANAGEMENT BANDWAGON?

YOU’LL HEAR FROM THREE CITIES—NEW YORK CITY; WASHINGTON, DC; AND SAN FRANCISCO—about the benefits and challenges of nightlife oversight bodies and dedicated staff. San Francisco has 17 years under its belt with its Entertainment Commission. NYC and DC’s offices of nightlife are just over a year old. All three have dedicated staff.

Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Sydney, DC, New York, Pittsburgh and San Francisco all have some combination of: a night manager, a nightlife office and/or an entertainment commission. Nightlife oversight bodies and staff have become the leading approach by progressive cities to oversee the evolution of their nighttime economy.

But does every city need one? What’s the best fit for yours?

 

PANELISTS

Shawn Townsend
Director
Mayor’s Office of Nightlife & Culture
Washington, DC

vinoda basnayake
Chair
Commission on Nightlife and Culture
Washington, DC

MAGGIE weiland
Executive Director
San Francisco Entertainment Commission

Ben bleiman

 President
San Francisco Entertainment Commission

Ariel Palitz

Senior Executive Director

Office of Nightlife
Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
New York, NY

Andrew Rigie
Chair
New York City Nightlife Advisory Board
Executive Director
NYC Hospitality Alliance

philip kolvin
Head of Chambers, Cornerstone Barristers
Former Chair
London Nighttime Commission
MODERATOR

 PHILIP KOLVIN WILL MODERATE THIS PANEL OF NIGHTLIFE MANAGEMENT LEADERS

Kolvin was appointed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan as the first chair of the London Night Time Commission and wrote the Mayor's vision for London as a 24 hour city: "From Good Night to Great Night." He has written several leading textbooks, including "Licensed Premises: Law, Practice and Policy," published by Bloomsbury Professional.

DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Criteria for determining if your city needs a night manager or office
  • The legislative process to create an office and staff position
  • The role of staff and commissions/task force
  • Pros and cons of different structures: advisory, regulatory or both
  • How to make the case to city council for funding and on-going resources
  • Steps to build community buy-in and commitment to support program initiatives
  • Sustainability safeguards to ensure survival despite changes in political administration
  • The first year: what to know before you launch

Industry Collaboration for Social Responsibility

FORMAT: PANEL

BUILDING BLOCK: LAY A FOUNDATION

DATE: March 1, 2020

TIME: 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

INVESTING IN PROGRAMS AND STRATEGIES

"Social Responsibility" are two words that keep popping up in our lexicon more than ever. Companies that provide products and services involved in nightlife are supporting grassroots organizations to make nightlife safer and more vibrant. As part of their corporate and social responsibility programs, companies and associations are getting involved in evidence-based programs to engage venues in responsible business practices, prevent impaired driving and protect patron safety from sexual assault and violence. How do you find out what's going on in your city? How does your municipality tap into resources?

This panel will feature representatives from companies that have supported RHI summits and provide products and services supporting a vibrant and safe social experience, as well as representatives of nightlife venues. They will share their successful endeavors into responsible business practices and social responsibility.

PANELISTS

Taylor AMerman

Global Alcohol Responsibility Manager
Brown-Forman

DANIELLE rOBINSON
Director, Alcohol Policy and Reputation Management
Diageo North America

Paul Seres
Founding Trustee
New York City Hospitality Alliance
RHI Board Co-chair

DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • What programs and initiatives are companies involved with?
  • Factors that make companies interested in financially supporting social responsibility programs
  • How your municipality can gain access to social responsibility programs
  • Tips for engaging nightlife venues in responsible business practices

 

 

night mayors and District Evaluation

FORMAT: SOLUTION SESSION

BUILDING BLOCK: LAY A FOUNDATION

DATE: March 2, 2020

TIME: 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

a global study of night mayors | role and structure

Andreina Seijas J, Doctoral Candidate and Research Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, shares her latest contribution to the growing literature on the urban night in Urban Studies. She describes the process of teaming up with Amsterdam's former Night Mayor, Mirik Milan, to undertake a research project about the propagation of this role around the world. What do night mayors have in common and how do they differ? This introduction to the preliminary research will give you insights on the approach to nocturnal governance which is taking the world by storm.

district level analysis | cancun'S approach to data collection

While most studies analyze nightlife citywide, the city of Cancun, as part of RHI's Global Project, studied three distinct nightlife districts. Learn how data was acquired on a district level from multiple agencies and how observational tours gathered information on business types and operation. The goal was to assess each district's unique risk factors and areas for improvement. Claudia Guillemot served as the project's lead coordinator on behalf of the non-profit organization, Mesa Ciudadana de Seguridad y Justicia de Cancún e Isla Mujeres (MCSJCIM). MCSJCIM's mission is to resolve local security and justice issues through coordinated and effective actions between citizens and authorities.

SESSION FACILITATORS

Eleni houghton Consultant
Diageo

 

CLAUDIA Guillemot
Executive Secretary
Mesa Ciudadana de Seguridad y Justicia de Cancún e Isla Mujeres
Cancun, Mexico

Andreina Seijas J
Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Candidate
Harvard University

 

Unlearning in Action

FORMAT: WORKSHOP

BUILDING BLOCK: LAY A FOUNDATION

DATE: March 2, 2020

TIME: 9:15 pm - 10:30 pm

Are you feeling stuck on an issue in the nighttime economy?

Perhaps a bit of unlearning and co-creation with others could help. Working together in small groups and using real life examples from people in the room, Miki Stricker-Talbot will guide participants to apply unlearning concepts to help detangle and deconstruct really sticky problems.

Participants will then leave with new ways to think about the problem they are facing, some potential solutions, and—if we're lucky—a renewed optimism that change is indeed possible. We won't be thinking outside the box. Rather, we'll work to understand that there is no box.

MIKI STRICKER-TALBOT
Intrapreneur Strategic Design
Integrated Strategic Development
Edmonton, AB

 Participants should come to the session with:

  • An openness to examine their underlying mindsets related to the problem they are facing
  • The curiosity to ask, "Where am I in all of this?"

 SESSION IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS

SOCIABLE CITY SHOWCASE PRESENTATIONS

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

VICTORIA,BRITISH COLUMBIA

WASHINGTON, DC

 Victoria, BC: Making Late Great Strategies

FORMAT: City showcase

BUILDING BLOCK: LAY A FOUNDATION

DATE: March 1, 2020

TIME: 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Downtown Victoria hosts a hospitality district catering to 400,000 residents, 40,000 students and 4 million visitors annually. Over the last decade, the City has tackled issues with health, safety, transportation and impacts to residents. From pee-osks to hospitality emphasis areas, in this session, you will hear about some of the Victoria’s innovations and the key considerations for applying them in your city.

PANELISTS

michael hill
Downtown Community Development Coordinator
City of Victoria

Victoria Police Department Representative

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

  • Managing neighbour impacts
  • Public urination
  • Compliance teams
  • Hospitality venue density

NYC: Lessons Learned from the City that Never Sleeps

FORMAT: City showcase

BUILDING BLOCK: LAY A FOUNDATION

DATE: March 1, 2020

TIME: 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

The Office of Nightlife, at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, is a liaison for New York City’s nightlife industry and community to all City agencies. In 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation to establish the Office of Nightlife within the administration to help establish and coordinate systemic solutions to support the nighttime economy, culture and quality of life. That law also established an independent Nightlife Advisory Board to assess laws, regulations and policies to make recommendations to address common issues in the city’s nightlife sector. This year, both the Office of Nightlife and the Nightlife Advisory Board will be issuing reports of their work and research to date. In this session, Ariel Palitz, senior executive director for the Office of Nightlife, and Andrew Rigie, chair of the Nightlife Advisory Board, will provide an overview of how New York City has established new governance structures to manage its nighttime economy, and share examples of new and upcoming initiatives for the city that never sleeps.

PANELISTS

Andrew Rigie
Chair
New York City Nightlife Task Force
New York, NY

Ariel Palitz

Senior Executive Director

Office of Nightlife
Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
New York, NY

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

  • SUPPORTING THE NIGHTLIFE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: Identification, development and promotion of resources designed to assist businesses to better understand regulatory processes
  • IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE AT NIGHT: How programs and policies to manage sound, reduce traffic congestion, improve waste collection and mediate conflicts have improved relationships between nightlife venues and their communities
  • SUPPORTING NIGHTLIFE CULTURE: Programs to support cultural spaces and the workers and performers who drive them in order to preserve the venues that foster connection, creativity and personal expression
  • ADVANCING HEALTH, SAFETY & EQUITY: Promotion of nightlife as an opportunity for people to look out for each other through awareness campaigns and workshops on harm reduction, bystander training and mental health awareness

How DC Has Adapted to a Thriving Nighttime Economy

FORMAT: City showcase

BUILDING BLOCK: LAY A FOUNDATION

DATE: March 1, 2020

TIME: 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Please join us to learn how Washington, DC has allocated the necessary resources to manage its nighttime and creative economies by creating the first ever Mayor's Office of Nightlife and Culture (MONC). You’ll learn how MONC has begun to bridge the gap between nightlife stakeholders, District government agencies, and residents while finding solutions to common issues that impact the nighttime economy. Find out the results of the first citywide nightlife economy impact study that measures the current state of the city’s “Life At Night.”

Closing remarks will be made by Mayor Muriel Bowser, Washington, DC.

Muriel Bowser
Mayor of Washington, DC
Washington, DC

Shawn Townsend
Director
Mayor’s Office of Nightlife & Culture
Washington, DC

vinoda basnayake
Chair
Commission on Nightlife and Culture
Washington, DC

Tony falwell
Deputy Fire Chief
Washington DC Fire and EMS Deparrtment

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

  • Mayor’s Office of Nightlife and Culture: First Year Review and Nightlife Economic Impact Study
  • The Commission on Nightlife and Culture's role in providing recommendations to both the City Council and the Mayor
  • The role of the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)
  •  Learn how regulatory agencies such as Fire and Emergency Services (FEMS) and Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) are working to keep our nighttime economy safe and fun

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