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#Admingling Event Series: Are We Coming to Your City?

“Best time, ever,” said no-one who’s been stuck at a stiff networking event.

There’s a reason you cringe at the thought of showing up at a sub-standard networking shindig. But Ninjas need to mingle too, right? That’s why we’re stoked to kick off our #Admingling series again this year. These relaxed, after-work events bring the what: discussions on topics that are important to Office Ninjas. And, they aren’t complete without the who. In other words, you!

Why Attend?

The term “Office Ninja” is broadly defined, which makes our community incredibly diverse and dynamic. Our goal is to help Ninjas from varying industries and backgrounds make the connections needed to continue to grow and succeed in their field—without making you feel like you’re at a ‘networking’ event.

Not sure if you’re a Ninja? Well, we’re talking about office managers, executive assistants, virtual assistants, operations managers, and even happiness coordinators—so if your job falls under a similar title, we want to see you there!

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Let’s Admingle!

– Get to know your fellow Ninjas at a relaxed, mid-week meetup
– Enjoy great food and frosty drinks at a fun location
– Talk shop on topics that are important to you—that only other Ninjas would ‘get’

Come out with an admin crew or fly solo—we’ll break the ice with a fun networking challenge!

Best of all—these events are for Office Ninjas only! But you must register in order to attend.

Huge thanks to our biggest Ninja cheerleaders in each city who will be leading these kickoff Admingling meetups in their respective cities. Take a look at the kickoff schedule below!

Kickoff Schedule

Admingling in Austin
June 8, 2016 / 6:00pm / Austin, TX
See how Austinite Ninjas Admingled!

Admingling in Dallas
June 16, 2016 / 6:00pm / Dallas, TX
See how DFW Ninjas Admingled!

Admingling in NYC
June 23, 2016 / 6:30pm / New York, NY
See how NYC Ninjas Admingled!

Admingling in San Francisco
July 28, 2016 / 6:00pm / San Francisco, CA
See how SF Ninjas Admingled!

Admingling in Silicon Valley
August 3, 2016 / 6:00pm / Palo Alto, CA
See how Silicon Valley Ninjas Admingled!

See You There!

Still not sure if Admingling is for you? Come on, step out of your comfort zone! Who doesn’t love a midweek meetup with like-minded Ninjas, yummy food, and frothy drinks? Don’t just take our word for it, hear it straight from some of your fellow community members!

“Admingling wasn’t your typical networking event. It was fun without making you uncomfortable; light but professional; and educational without changing the fun vibe to heavy and clunky. I’m so glad that I attended. I’ve already told a couple of colleagues about it!” – Brenda, Executive Assistant

“I am so grateful OfficeNinjas exists! It’s so nice to be connected to a huge network of folks who understand the intricacy of my role, and can provide me with resources and creative ideas to help me survive and thrive.” – Holly, People Ops Manager

We are often a party of 1 at our workplaces, and Admingling is a great opportunity to network with other admins, bounce ideas off each other, and learn new tricks of the trade.” – Zakiya, Executive Assistant

“Admingling is a great forum to share ideas and solutions – what may take one Ninja days to solve, another Ninja may already have a great fix. It is a catalyst for support.” – Ruthanna, Office Manager

Where should we host our next #Admingling meetup?

** Although we’re unable to respond to every comment, we do read each one, and will keep your requests in mind!

Please note we are just beginning to expand our Admingling program, and with such a small (but mighty!) team, we can’t make these events happen without your help.

If you love leading a team, have a solid network of diverse admins in your area, and contacts for fun venues and caterers who would want to collaborate, we want to hear from you!

Responses

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  1. I would love to see meetups happen in Portland, OR. I wonder if there are enough local people to get this started. Happy to help make that happen in any way.

    1. Seconded!

  2. I would love to see #Admingling in Riverside/San Bernardino area!!!

  3. I would love to see #Admingling come to Atlanta!

  4. Please direct email me when admingling registration opens for SF!

  5. When is registration opening up for the below listed event?
    Admingling in San Francisco
    July 2016 / 6:00pm / San Francisco, CA
    Registration opens July 11

    1. Hi Teena, thanks so much for your patience. We’re finalizing the logistics and will send you a direct email once we have the date and location confirmed.

      1. I would love a direct email as well, please! I’m excited for the SF event and had the 11th on my calendar to check registration :)

        1. You got it, Nikki! We appreciate all of your patience as we work to kick-off this event series. :)

          1. Thanks OfficeNinjas team! We appreciate all of your hard work!!

      2. Thank you! Looking forward to it!

  6. Tacoma, WA – that way you can get easier participation from Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia ninjas!

  7. Seattle area PLEASE!!

  8. I’m hoping these will become regular events. I’m close to NYC, but can’t make this one (going on vacation soon, and can’t take any additional time which I would need to attend). Hope to see everyone soon at another event!

    1. It’s a shame that you’re so close and won’t be able to make it, Deborah! But don’t worry – Admingling is just getting started ;)

  9. Phoenix, AZ!

  10. We would love to have one in Richmond, VA. We have several large companies with a very large pool of Administrative/Executive Assistants. Maybe even, DC or the Northern VA area if Richmond isn’t a good option.

  11. Would love an event in Los Angeles!

  12. How about Atlanta, GA!

  13. Nashville would be great place for some Admingling! Even outside of downtown in the Brentwood area. Lots of businesses out here in the South. Please consider. Thanks!

  14. San Diego is STILL getting no love. C’mon kids, we have a LOT of Ninja action down here!!! :-)

  15. We would love to see you in South Carolina. I live in Rock Hill, SC just below Charlotte, NC.
    EXPERIENCE THE NINJAS…OFFICE NINJAS!

  16. Washington DC, please. Or Arlington, VA – just across the river!

    1. Hi Elizabeth – I hope they come to DC as well. In the meantime I am working on creating a meetup group for Operations – mainly focusing on Tech companies but open to all types. Would love to hear from you – [email protected]

      1. Hi Karen and Barbara! Please do get in touch with us if you’d be interested in developing the Admingling program in your area :)

  17. Milwaukee! :)

    We’re the city of festivals, so there’s a ton to do in the summer for those traveling in from other locations.

    1. Ditto, Emily!!

  18. Portland, Oregon! Maybe piggy-back on a Seattle meetup? I suppose vacation time could be used to get to Seattle instead… :)

  19. I WOULD love to see his in Chicago!!

  20. Cleveland or Akron, Ohio

  21. Nashvegas!! Music City, USA

  22. I would suggest Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, OH……

  23. How about Houston, TX. I’m pretty sure we have an Office Ninja Army down here!

    1. I concur. A Houston Ninja takeover is definitely needed.

  24. Anchorage, Alaska. We are having a beautiful summer, but late Fall and late Spring are the best times for events. People are out hiking, camping, fishing, etc. in the summer.

  25. I’d love to see you and help out if you are considering Birmingham, AL !!

  26. I’m so there OfficeNinjas!!! I’ll be bringing a new EA from Spirent Communications too as I know she will enjoy the powerful networking and all around Ninja pride and fun! Thanks a million for coming back to Dallas. We’re over the moon with excitement & will be bringing our A game! #NinjaLife

  27. The Detroit area needs some #Admingling Meetup! Lots of great restaurants in the Royal Oak area!

  28. Count me in for Palo Alto! I can volunteer to help too if you’d like.

  29. Orlando- “I love you, Orlando”…SeaWorld, Disney, Putt-putt, Golfing…!!!

    1. Nice – Book of Mormon Reference!!!!

  30. Seattle, Seattle, Seattle would LOVE to admingle again!

    1. +1 !!!!!!!!!!!

    2. +2 !!!
      We’re not just rain and trees over here!

  31. The Rock and Roll Capital…. plan a trip to Cleveland, OH!!

  32. Coming to Minnesota anytime soon? Would love to see that!

  33. Foxboro, MA or Boston!

    1. I second Boston – it is an Office Ninja Mecca (especially in the Biotech scene)!

  34. Please!! come back to Seattle. I had a great time at your last event and would love to repeat the experience.

    1. YES! S E A T T L E!

  35. Los Angeles, anyone??

    1. Yes! L.A., or Pasadena!

    2. Los Angeles would be great!

  36. Salt Lake City, UT! Happy to help out!

    1. SLC babe, all the way!!

  37. Huntington, WV or Ashland, KY would be ideal for me (and many others I know).

  38. We would love for you to come to Orlando, FL.

    1. ORRR Tampa/St. Petersburg area !!!!

      1. Tampa!!

    2. Yes! Please! Orlando!! I could use a relaxing time with positive colleagues!

  39. Boise/Chicago/Minneapolis/Seattle/New Orleans/Boston please!

    1. The Windy City would welcome you! I would be happy to help organize & promote – and invite all of my future Ninja network. I already have a great vendor network in place too :)

  40. Would love to see officeninjas in Richmond, VA, Virginia Beach, VA or DC area.

    1. Agreed!

    2. Baltimore, anyone??

  41. Same request for SEATTLE – you were here a few years ago and I loved every moment of it, but haven’t seen you since! Happy to lend any support I may.

  42. Oklahoma City, OK! We have a lot going on in our city!!

    1. I agree! Meeting planners that have never been here before and then come on a site visit are always surprised and amazed at what we have going on in our city. And since I work for the CVB where we can help connect the dots with logistics for groups and conventions, we can help!

      1. Outstanding Deb! I hope to make it out there too as a meeting planner for Time Warner Cable. I’m always looking for ways to wow the crowd & especially the many C Level Executives that attend our meetings and events. #NinjaLife

  43. Boise, Idaho!

    1. YES, Come to Boise! I’ll even help you organize and promote. :)

      1. Agreed! come to Boise, ID!

  44. New Orleans area! These sound awesome!

    1. I’d go home to NoLa, too for an event like this!

  45. Please come a few hours south to San Diego.

  46. Hello?! Kansas City! You would love it here!

    1. Yes, please, the Kansas City area!

    2. Yes to Kansas City (or St. Louis)!

    3. YES – please come to KC! I’ll be happy to help in any way.

  47. How about New Orleans!

  48. Another east coast choice… Tampa/St. Petersburg area in Florida!!!

  49. Pittsburgh please!

  50. Would love to see you in Minneapolis, MN??

    1. Another vote for Minneapolis!

  51. Philadelphia! There is so much growth and energy here right now. It would be amazing to have you all here to experience it with Ninjas. I would be honored to help in anyway possible!

    1. *experience it with fellow Ninjas.

    2. Yes please! I feel like there is a diverse group of office ninjas in the Philadelphia area who would love to get together to meet!

    3. Yes! Philly please!

  52. A meetup in the Boulder/Denver area would be awesome!

    1. Seconded! The only reason to not come to Boulder is ’cause you’re afraid you won’t want to leave!

      1. Haha! You’ve got us intrigued Andrea ;)

    2. Yes!!! Denver Metro area

  53. Same request for Seattle – you were here a few years ago but haven’t seen you since! Happy to lend any support I may.

  54. How about hosting an #Admingling Meetup in Phoenix, would be happy to help out :)

    1. I second that – Phoenix! But maybe the next round of events in the fall/winter? Don’t want to dry roast our fellow Ninjas!

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