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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!

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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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, Caviar for Teams, to navigate dietary restrictions, schedule deliveries, share options and updates via Slack, and access expert account management and support.

With a history dating back to 1888, Testarossa Winery offers world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from some of the finest vineyards on the central coast, innovative cuisine, and six stunning event spaces that can host up to 130 people.

As OfficeNinjas’ resident photography crew since 2014, Oh Snap! Visuals have been integral in capturing the essence of OfficeNinjas events. With a wide range of services, including event photography, GIF photo booths, and professional headshots, Oh Snap! Visuals know how to visually capture the feel of any event—and make you look stunning.

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

November 1, 2018

Developing Habits and Crushing Goals

Admingling SV brought us back to Testarossa Winery, one of our favorite venues, to discuss habits and goals, two of our favorite topics! The event space was stunning (check out the photos from Oh Snap! Visuals), the food and wine were delicious, and the Ninja networking was next level. A million thanks to our partner Caviar for Teams and co-hosts Barb Grealish and Kristin Sgroi.

November 15, 2017

Turning Toward Tech in 2018

Smart, creative, and photogenic? The proof is in the pudding, AKA the photo album from AdminglingSV! Silicon Valley Ninjas gathered at the gorgeous Testarossa Winery to discuss the evolution of the workforce. S/O to Yuzu Soap for gifting each Ninja with a luxurious goody set and Bevi for keeping us hydrated. Browse the photo album.

August 10, 2017

Developmental Deep Dive

Silicon Valley Ninjas gathered at Bootup Ventures’ gorgeous venue to share professional development resources, stretch goal successes, and the value of a #bragsheet. Big thanks to 415 Catering for the tasty Hawaiian dinner, Office Libations for the open bar, Oh Snap! Booth Co for the fun boomerang booth, and Léon & George for providing each Ninja with a vibrant plant to take home. See AdminglingSV in action!

January 12, 2017

Productivity & Processes

When instant Ninja camaraderie meets an amazing venue like Testarossa Winery, magical things start to happen. The food was of the melt-in-your-mouth variety—especially if you’re a dessert fan—and the career development and goal hacking conversations were just as sweet. Browse through our photo album.

August 3, 2016

Building Influence

Becoming a strategic partner, contributing to positive change, and setting boundaries are big feats in the admin world, but this event covered each and closed with a Google hangout to pick an expert’s brain. Browse our photo album.

March 17, 2016

Early Adopters

This invite-only group of Ninjas tested Admingling to make sure it was amazing. An open discussion covered future event topics, frequency, and style—with a fancy breakfast at The Epiphany Hotel to top it all off.

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.

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, 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.