March 8, 2018

Marian Built Loft, 4511 Shilshole Ave NW








Hacking Habits and Crushing Goals

Everything you do—from the way you manage your to-do list to your email response routine—determine the trajectory of your career. Are those habits propelling you forward or holding you back?

Whether you need to maintain positive career habits or ditch the duds, we’ve got you covered with research, strategy, tech tools, and our most powerful resource—your fellow Ninjas!

Enjoy an evening of drinks, tasty bites, and what promises to be a lively discussion!

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.

Register Here, Ninja

Unlike our larger shindigs, Adminglings are meant to be intimate in size. We cap the crowd to make sure everyone has the opportunity to speak up and be heard. Reserve your ticket before we sell out!

Need to convince your boss? Use this handy email template.

IMPORTANT! This event is exclusively for career admins (such as office managers, executive assistants, and operations pros). Each registration will be verified, and all non-admin signups will be automatically refunded.

Meet Your Ninja Host

OfficeNinjas Anita Conrad

Anita Conrad

Executive Assistant to the CEO, COO & CFO at Savers

Anita has undoubtedly earned her Ninja badge during the past 14 years. She’s gone above and beyond in her current role supporting the executive team—and creating meaningful volunteer opportunities to establish a more connected company culture. She’s well-known throughout the office as “Our Ninja,” with her always–smiling personality. It’s no wonder she’s an OfficeNinjas 2017 All-Star winner!

OfficeNinjas Anita Conrad

Krista Burkart

Executive Assistant to the EVP of Products and Engineering at Apptio

Krista has worn too many hats to count. You name an industry or team, she’s supported it (Manufacturing, Tech, Marketing, Sales, Engineering … should we go on?). How has she transitioned so easily from one to another? Her passion for engaging and empowering others so they can reach their full potential. (It helps that one of her hats includes a Masters in School Counseling!)

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Meet our Partners

Bevi is reinventing water cooler culture. Their smart, all-in-one hydration solution provides customizable fizz and flavor without any of the drama. You can forget about overflowing bins, beverage orders, and fridge restocking. The minute your office’s favorite flavors run low, Bevi automatically dispatches a technician. Never leave your team high and dry again!

Located in Ballard, the Marian Built Loft is a gorgeous event space featuring an elegant industrial design and a modern, restored interior. The venue boasts 2,000 sq ft of collaborative space, a full-service kitchen, no F&B restrictions, and complimentary parking—incredible perks for any corporate event!

The Catering Company does more than supply excellently crafted eats—though seasonal menus, full-service catering, and gourmet box lunches do include scratch-made delicacies fit for any palate. Beyond the meals, the Green Business also prides itself on flexible options and superb service in the greater the Seattle area.

The Location

Marian Built Loft

4511 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Complimentary on-site parking for 20 vehicles.

Marian Built Loft

4511 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
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Volunteer & Join the 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

November 8, 2017

Turning Toward Tech in 2018

The energetic group chats, casual mingle time, and tasty eats from Tom Douglas Seattle Kitchen made AdminglingSEA a success! Big thanks to Hot Stove Society for providing a collaborative and interactive space. Take a look at the photo album!

August 16, 2017

Developmental Deep Dive

As Executive Assistant Michael C. said, “AdminglingSEA was ridiculously awesome and advantageous”. Seattle Ninjas gathered at Zoe Events to talk shop about career development and how they could make a difference for Seattle’s top companies, while also enjoying goodies from Clorox. Browse the photo album!

June 21, 2017

Cracking Company Culture

Seattle Ninjas wasted no time in determining the immense impact they can have on company culture at this energetic and dynamic gathering. Check out the photo album for glimpses of the ideas and conversations generated at Sole Repair Shop!

Past Admingling Events

March 15, 2017

Cozy Career Chats

Seattle Ninjas connected, shared ideas, and collaborated on solutions at this inaugural event. They discussed the challenges of the ever-evolving admin role and provided a variety of valuable perspectives—all with an amazing energy! Browse photos of the sold-out evening.

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 are chosen with local perspective. Attendees share ideas, trade tips, and walk away with actionable solutions and a stack of new professional contacts.

Got Q's? We got A's

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.

Admingling News

The Power of Collective Intelligence

he magic of Admingling comes from each and every Ninja who shares their thoughts, experiences, and ideas. Gain new perspectives through the collective power of the group.

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"Admingling isn't your typical networking event. It's fun without making you uncomfortable; light but professional; and educational without changing the fun vibe to heavy and clunky." - Brenda, EA