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, (www.niteyawards.com), 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.
Jennifer “Houli” Houlihan is the former executive director of Austin Music People (AMP), a nonprofit, non partisan organization committed to making the economic development of the Austin music industry a priority for the political, civic, and cultural leaders through advocacy, engagement, and research. More recently, she founded the ATX Music Wonks and the monthly Austin Musician-Artists Market, where local musicians showcase their other creative talents, and retain 100% of their sales.
Houli is an award-winning public speaker and writer and a trained mediator and facilitator. Past consulting clients include Lyft, Nomad Sound, Girls Rock Austin, Austin Busker Project, and a variety of colleges, universities, and nonprofits across the US and Canada.
She currently serves as managing director of the Austin Forum on Technology & Society, a nonprofit that explores the impact of technology on society and stimulates discussions, collaborations, and partnerships on new technology opportunities. She is also managing coordinator for Austin CityUP, a smart city consortium of companies, organizations, and individuals who collaborate on activities that advance Austin through digital technologies, data collection, analytics, and modeling.
Based in Austin, TX, Houli serves on several local boards that advocate on municipal issues, is a deputy voter registrar, and volunteers as a host for Conversation Corps, a multi-agency partnership that envisions a city that tackles tough issues through the power of dialogue.
Houli holds a BS in Communications from Northwestern University and a MA in Social Psychology from Pepperdine University.
Ogden Payne is a contributing writer at Forbes Magazine, documenting the business models of up-and-coming hip-hop artists, record labels, and digital streaming services. He has collaborated on articles with Chance The Rapper, Wiz Khalifa, Migos, Rae Sremmurd, G-Eazy, Bryson Tiller, and Dreamville Records as well as industry professionals such as Dre London (manager, Dre London) and DJ Mormile (SVP of A&R, Columbia Records).
In 2017, Payne founded the For The Students Tour, a college speaking tour designed to educate and inspire students pursuing careers in the music industry through a series live one-on-one interviews and panels. The tour has since hosted events at NYU, University of Maryland and more.