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What’s Admingling?

Networking for Admins and Workplace Operators in Chicago, IL

Powered by collective intelligence, OfficeNinjas’ Admingling events provide admin pros and workplace operators with the time, space, and inspiration to grow their networks and level up their careers. Interesting venues, unexpected discussion topics, and delicious food and drinks are all part of Admingling’s secret sauce, but Ninjas are the key ingredient.

Want to make connections, discuss challenges, and brainstorm new ideas with a gang that gets it? Sign up for event updates today.

Testimonials

Admingling was so much fun! It was wrapped up in a nice little package … the food, laughter, networking and open forum — all covered in two short hours. I went in knowing no-one and came out feeling like I had known these Ninjas forever. It’s nice to know what’s going on outside the four walls we’re in everyday. Connecting with other admins is priceless in so many ways!

Dana L.
Executive Assistant

So excited to be a part of this group of phenomenal Office Ninjas supporting each other!! It’s a tremendous resource (and a lot of fun) for any executive assistant, office manager, or admin. Thanks for creating this group and making us admins — who often feel alone or on an island — feel valued and supported.

Mindy S.
Office Manager

Admingling Tips

Maximize your Admingling experience with these simple tips

1. Don’t forget to put the “mingling” in Admingling! Introduce yourself, swap business cards, and interact with each person in the room. You’re there to connect with other Ninjas, so be bold! The more you put into networking, the more you’ll get out of it.

2. Your fellow Ninjas are your best resources. Curious about another industry? Want to know what it’s like to work at a startup? Got a favorite app or vendor that’s completely changed your work life? Speak up, ask questions, and trade tips.

3. Cash in on peer-to-peer facetime. So many Ninjas work in a department of one, making peer support hard to find. Admingling is your chance to open up and share your questions, ideas, or concerns. You’ll gain new perspectives through the collective power of the group.

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…Order Catering. Caviar for Companies offers:

  1. Plan-ahead ordering, real-time updates, and reliable delivery. Never stress over your food order again.
  2. Access to the best restaurants and most inclusive menus. (Delight the vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free folks at your office!)
  3. Flexibility. Caviar for Companies can help you customize any meals you need at work: from daily catering orders or team events.

… Plan Events. Catalyst Ranch offers:

  1. A space that stimulates and inspires. Furnished with vintage decor and unexpected artwork, Catalyst Ranch isn’t your typical meeting space.
  2. All-inclusive service. Bring your ideas and let Catalyst Ranch provide the space, A/V equipment, tech support, and snacks.
  3. A convenient, easily accessible location in Chicago’s burgeoning West Loop.

Join the Volunteer Events Crew

Volunteers are essential — they make each event unique by bringing local perspective to the planning process. If you’re interested in being a volunteer, please complete the form below.

Past Admingling Events

March 19, 2019

Expanding Your Role

Creativity and collaboration were firing on all cylinders at the whimsical Catalyst Ranch as Chicago Ninjas enjoyed delicious eats from City BBQ and drinks from Cocktails By Scott. Led by rockstar host Caitlin Cuesta, Ninjas met, mingled, and discussed how to capitalize on the future of work. A big thanks to our partners Oh My Green and Caviar for making it all possible! Check out the photo album for all the action.

September 25, 2018

The Goal Standard

In between some seriously productive goal-setting conversations was plenty of laughter at the stunning Low Res Studio. Danielle Mack and Grace Pollert, our incomparable co-hosts, ran the night like clockwork while Caviar and Crafty dished out delicious eats and tasty drinks. Kudos to everyone, especially the two Ninjas who drove 3+ hours to attend (we see you!). Check out the photo album!

March 22, 2018

Hacking Habits and Crushing Goals

Catalyst Ranch, filled with bohemian art and colorful atmosphere, provided the space and inspiration. Heartfelt Catering kept the conversation fueled with simple, soulful bites. Each Ninja left the event with new connections, smart goals, a fragrant gift bag from Yuzu Soap(!) and a better understanding of their habits. Take a look at the photo album!

September 14, 2017

Professional Development

AdminglingCHI was jam-packed with dynamic conversations about professional development (shout out to Ninja Hosts, Danielle Mack and Nicki Bartels for facilitating!), delicious food from Amazing Edibles, a next-gen water cooler from Bevi, samples from Clorox, and a collaborative space from Splacer. Check out the photo album!

May 11, 2017

Cracking Company Culture

OFFSITE provided a modern backdrop for our Chicago Ninjas to discuss the importance of feedback and the tremendous power they have to brighten others’ days, all while munching on tasty food from Paramount (and cupcakes from host, Emily Vogel!). Check out the photo album!

FAQ

Do I have to be an Office Ninja to attend?

Yes! We designed Admingling specifically for Office Ninjas (e.g. executive assistants, office managers, admins). If you don’t fall into any of those categories, sign up for our newsletter or consider sponsoring an event.

Will I meet other people in the same role and industry as me?

Admingling events connect you to administrative professionals across all industries and levels of experience. You’re bound to have things in common with other guests, but our events are known for their diversity.

What are the costs?

Each city’s inaugural event is free. Subsequent Admingling events will have a small admission fee to help cover basic event expenses including insurance, food, and printouts.

What's the refund policy?

Unfortunately, we're unable to offer refunds for high-demand events like Admingling. We promise it will be the highlight of your week!

I’d like to bring my whole office crew. Can I sign up as a group?

Admingling is the perfect after-hours event for you and your Ninja squad. Each member of your party must sign up separately (and be quick — we have a first-come, first-serve policy).

What’s the dress code?

There is no dress code. Many Ninjas come straight from work, and tend to be dressed work-casual as a result. Just make sure you're comfortable!

How often do Admingling events happen?

Admingling is held on a quarterly basis in established cities. Volunteer Event Organizers make these events possible and help us scout out new territories for Admingling. Want to join the team? Learn more, and apply here.

How can I volunteer?

We’re so happy you asked! Volunteers are essential; they make each event unique by bringing local perspective to the planning process. If you’re interested in being a volunteer, please complete this form.

I’d like to sponsor Admingling! How do I sign up?

We love working alongside companies that share our vision of uniting, educating, and celebrating the admin profession. Take a look at how we work with partners and complete our request form here.

About OfficeNinjas

OfficeNinjas® recognizes admins and workplace operators, aka “Ninjas,” for the curious, engaged, forward-thinking professionals they are. We exist to provide vital resources, educational content, vendor vetting, networking events, and industry insights to ensure they have every opportunity to lead a valued and fulfilling professional life.