Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Jocelyn Kane

Senior Consultant

Responsible Hospitality Institute

Jocelyn Kane is the former Executive Director of San Francisco's Entertainment Commission, which is charged with ensuring the health and vitality of indoor and outdoor entertainment venues in the City.

Along with daily regulatory concerns, her most current policy work includes the first legislative protections for nightlife businesses from new residential and hotel construction in the US, and ongoing improvements to SF Bay Area late night/early morning transit. In addition, she has improved San Francisco’s sound ordinances over the past 10 years to make them easier to understand and implement citywide.

Jocelyn co-produces the San Francisco Nitey Awards, (, an annual awards show which celebrates creative excellence and positive patron experience in San Francisco’s nightlife.

Jocelyn is now working as a Senior Consultant for the Responsible Hospitality Institute, and independently with cities in the North America on their nightlife policies.