THE FUTURE OF SOCIABILITY AND THE SOCIAL ECONOMY

The very future of how people socialize is at stake. The places where we dine, drink, listen and dance are struggling to survive. Creative solutions are urgently needed to save life at night—the soul of sociability.

Join us to share stories of recovery, creative pivots, unusual innovations, and future plans

Don't miss your opportunity to be part of a community that has a stake in the success of nightlife and the future of sociability. Every year, RHI showcases thought leaders, practitioners and technical experts on nighttime planning and management. The greatest minds will meet and reunite in person in 2022.

We may never go back to "normal." So let's re-imagine how people socialize in a post-COVID world. Nothing less than transformative change will achieve a new vision for sociability.

Mayor Bowser extends invitation to come to dc in 2022

Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, DC, has taken on COVID-19, racial justice, and First Amendment demonstrations. As the closing speaker for the 2021 Sociable City Summit, Mayor Bowser reflected on the adversity faced by the city’s nightlife and social economy, as well as the relief and advocacy initiatives she has led through the District’s Office of Nightlife and Culture to sustain hospitality businesses and help get them to the other side of the pandemic.

Washington, DC will mark a return to an In Real Life (IRL) experience for RHI’s 2022 Sociable City Summit. Listen to Mayor Bowser's closing the Summit inviting attendees to experience the combination of daylife and nightlife that can only be experienced in the nation’s capital.

dc as a learning laboratory

 

NEIGHBORHOOD AND DISTRICT SHOWCASE AND TOUR

The nation's capital is a dynamic and every changing city. Nestled throughout the city are neighborhoods and business districts that match the structure and character of most cities. The 2022 Summit will feature presentations by representatives of some of these areas, providing insights on sociability, safety and planning you can then experience on a late-night tour.

Here are some themes you will hear about the showcased areas:

  • Where the old neighborhood meets new development - managing vibrancy and neighborhood conflict
  • New growth neighborhoods - building a live -work - play environment from the ground up
  • Preserving cultural heritage and local music communities in the face of growth and change
  • Cultivating vibrant hospitality ecosystems in office heavy downtowns
  • Reviving hospitality dynamism - coming back after years of over regulation/over dependence on moratorium etc.

 

 

call for MINI-DOCUMENTARIES to showcase your city's NIGHTLIFE recovery

IMAGINE your City on the Big Screen in DC! We will be featuring mini-documentaries about how cities' nightlife was impacted by COVID-19 and how they have survived and thrived.

Want more info? Contact Liliana Cortes about how to become the next city star!!

2021 showcase documentaries

The highlight of RHI’s 2021 Sociable City Virtual Summit was the debut of mini-documentaries of five cites and COVID impacts.

MINNEAPOLIS

AUSTIN

SACRAMENTO

seattle

new york

check back for additional information

We are planning a dynamic and interactive program. Mark your calendar for April 1-3 and join us in DC.

MISSED THE 2021 VIRTUAL SUMMIT? YOU CAN NOW ACCESS ALL THE RECORDINGS

We get it. Life happens. If you're bummed you missed the live Summit, never fear! You can watch all the recorded sessions with a registration fee of $95. You can register with this link.

 

 

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