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About Admingling Events

OfficeNinjas’ Admingling events arm Ninjas with the power of collective intelligence through networking with local admins in a lively environment while sharing challenges, brainstorming new ideas, and swapping solutions. Of course, it wouldn’t be an OfficeNinjas event without great food, tasty libations, and a quirky venue. That’s the secret sauce to Admingling: blending the best of a networking event with authentic interactions and a slight party vibe.

To keep the Admingling calendar full, we depend on local volunteers. Want in on the action? Learn more and apply here!

Word on the Street

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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Meet our Partners

Caviar’s extensive restaurant lineup and convenient features make it easy to organize tasty team meals and catered events. Use Caviar’s corporate service to navigate dietary restrictions, schedule deliveries, share options and updates via Slack, and access expert account management and support.

From supplying snacks and servicing coffee machines to helping you throw a killer happy hour, Crafty has your back. Their Kitchen Program uses savvy inventory tech to keep your office stocked, while the Events Program plans the party, sets up shop, and pours delicious goodness.

Discover new ways to boost office morale and foster community with PERKS, the only convention series that curates the most innovative services and amenities for the workplace. PERKS Chicago 2018 convention is October 24. Use code NINJAVIP at registration for Ninja-exclusive, FREE tickets!

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

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!

What's Admingling?

More structured than a happy hour but more social than a workshop, an Admingling event harnesses the power of our community’s collective intelligence. Every after-work event is unique; we work with Ninjas in each host city to pick a space that’s both comfortable and inspiring. Everything from the discussion topics to the cocktails is chosen with local perspective. Attendees share ideas, trade tips, and walk away with actionable solutions and a stack of new professional contacts.


Do I have to be an Office Ninja to attend?

Yes! We designed Admingling specifically for Office Ninjas (e.g. executive assistants, office managers, operations 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. Mark that date with a Sharpie, and count on coming!

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).

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.