NINJAS CON 2020
San Francisco, CA
Elevate Your Learning Journey in the Era of the Office Ninja
Employers are finally catching on. It’s becoming clear that with modern education and organizational support, career admins (aka Ninjas) are poised to become the strategic business partners leaders need to win big in the changing workplace.
Last April, Over 200 office managers, executive assistants, admin professionals, and workplace operators came from 45 cities, 19 states, and as far as Canada and Ireland to experience deep learning at our sold-out inaugural OfficeNinjas Con 2019.
In 2020 — the Era of the Office Ninja — OfficeNinjas Con will bring attendees two days of interactive instruction, thought-provoking discussions, and practical exercises on multiple facets of administrative leadership and communication, led by the industry’s most seasoned practitioners and world-class thought leaders.
Why ON Con
What you’ll do
What you’ll leave with
- Participate in interactive workshops led by experts in leadership, communication, and management.
- Learn new ways to enhance your work-life experience from executives and their Ninja partners.
- Connect with like-minded peers and solve real problems you’re facing now.
- Hear from current and alumni OfficeNinjas All-Stars and score advice from the trenches.
- Take a deep dive into the past, present, and FUTURE of the admin role.
What you’ll leave with
- New strategies and ideas for leading your team, managing up, and communicating clearly.
- Actionable best practices for day-to-day success.
- An action plan for upskilling your role.
- Hundreds of new contacts, friends, and partners (you’ll actually keep in touch with).
- Countless memorable moments, from hilarious and heartfelt, to down-right inspiring!
Kickoff Night: Ninja Confessions
Register, power up with a nourishing breakfast, and introduce yourself to fellow ON Con attendees.
Panel: Education in the Era of the Office Ninja
In the future of work, admins and workplace operators will play an even bigger role in executing the organization’s business strategy. Learn what you can expect from administrative education in the new Era.
Workshop: Mastering your Unique Leadership Style
Explore your authentic leadership style to establish your voice, presence, and abilities as a communicator. Led by esteemed executive education faculty of the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Take a break and refuel with lunch provided by Credo Catering before we cruise into the second half of the day.
Workshop: Empowering Yourself to Drive Decisions
Rise and shine! Start the day with a healthy breakfast and gear up for another day of deep learning.
Reflect & Recommit
Reflect on the prior day’s learnings and get centered with an engaging warm up activity.
Panel: Innovation in the Era of the Office Ninja
Visionary execs and operations leaders are evolving their management approach to form business partnerships with high-performing EAs and workplace operators. Now, they’ll reveal the challenges and triumphs of this transition in a candid discussion and Q&A.
Power Lunch and Giveaways
Panel: OfficeNinjas All-Stars
End ON Con on the highest of notes! In this panel discussion and Q&A, you’ll meet some of our intrepid All-Stars and gain perspective as they explain the facts, share personal experiences, and respond to your tough questions.
8th Annual Admin Bash
The biggest Administrative Professionals Day celebration in the world IS ON See you there!
465 California Street, 15th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, The Julia Morgan Ballroom’s elegant event space is awash in stunning views, Beaux-Arts architectural details, and modern amenities.
Secure a Special Hotel Rate
We currently have discounted rates at two hotels within walking distance to both the OfficeNinjas Con and Admin Bash venues. Secure your spot while rooms are still available.
Rate: $249 / night if you book before Feb 20, 2020
Galleria Park Hotel
Rate: $269 / night if you book before Apr 1, 2020
What makes OfficeNinjas Con so memorable?
Collectively, ON Con 2019 was transformative for our community. Yet, every Ninja took away something different. Check out our highlight reel to hear what attendees valued most about their experiences.
This event is exclusively for career admins and workplace operators. Each registration will be verified, and all non-admin signups will be automatically refunded.
- Admission into Ninja Confessions Night, an evening of storytelling, drinks, and local fare on April 20.
- All-Access to OfficeNinjas Con on April 21-22.
- Two full days of workshops, panels, and group intensives with distinguished educators and top industry thought leaders.
- Breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily.
- Custom engraved name badge.
- Admission to Admin Bash on April 22.
- Legendary Admin Bash swag bag.
- Entry into the Mega Raffle Giveaway.
- Limited edition OfficeNinjas Zip Hoodie.
- Tons of networking and community building opportunities with like-minded career admins.
Putting hundreds of talented administrative professionals together created an energy unlike anything I’ve ever experienced — it’s a room full of positive, enthusiastic Ninjas hungry for success, knowledge, and an incredible support network!
Sarah D. , Director of Operations
I am thrilled to have grown my network and become connected with so many more awesome Admins! Excited to stay in contact throughout the year and meet up again at #ONCon20.
Nicki B, Office Manager
I walked away from OfficeNinjas Con with actionable goals that I can’t wait to discuss (and implement!) with my manager and entire team.
Zoila P., Industry Partner
We partner with a tightly curated mix of companies that help Ninjas run efficient, organized, and happy workplaces. Are you a vendor interested in joining forces? Introduce us to your product or service!
Merchant Exchange Productions provides all-inclusive event services, from A/V to catering, in a variety of venue spaces in downtown San Francisco.
Add an innovative twist to your next event with Gatsby Entertainment’s suite of DJs, audio visual services,and live entertainment.
Oh Snap! Visuals provides stunning corporate photography, memorable photo booths, and, and branded backdrops.
We proudly partner with organizations in the community that are committed to supporting (and celebrating!) Ninjas.
Admin Awards® recognizes and rewards the achievements, dedication, and importance of Administrative Professionals.
A network of business leaders, PeopleTech Partners invests time and resources in finding and supporting business partners.
Culture Summit’s community brings together founders and thought leaders to share best practices for transforming workplace culture.
A community of “Organization Organizers,” OrgOrg provides forums, resources, and events for the operations community.
AdminUniverse™ helps admins expand their knowledge through workshops, training webinars, and onsite educational lectures.
Bonnie Low-Kramen’s community is passionately committed to transforming the global workplace through education and empowerment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who should attend OfficeNinjas Con?
A: All admins and workplace operators are invited to attend OfficeNinjas Con. That includes, but is not limited to, administrative assistants, executive assistants, office managers, virtual assistants, and operations managers. And all attendees should get pumped up to actively participate! This is no sit-in-the-back-of-the-room-and-observe type of conference — the day will be full of networking, hands-on activities, and group discussions.
Q: What should I wear? Do I need to bring anything?
A: Many of our attendees wear business casual or whatever they feel comfortable in. All you need is your phone and ticket for registration and check-in. We’ll provide pens, a workbook to take notes and capture networking info, and plenty of meals and snacks throughout the day.
Q: Will tickets sell out?
A: Last April, ON Con 2019 sold out and we are expecting another sold out year. Be sure to register while prices are their lowest.
Q: Do I need to attend both days of ON Con?
A: Yes. Each day is packed full of learning and networking. Your ticket also includes admission to our Admin Bash celebration on the evening of day two — the perfect way to complete an amazing learning experience!
Q: Where should I stay? Is there a special hotel rate?
A: A special rate will be available at a nearby hotel for Ninjas travelling to OfficeNinjas Con. We’ll share information on that location and rate soon. Subscribe for updates.
Q: Are tickets refundable or transferable?
A: We can process refund requests up until January 31, 2020. And we can transfer your ticket to another Ninja up until April 10, 2020. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before those respective dates for a refund or transfer request.
OfficeNinjas recognizes career admins and workplace operators (aka “Ninjas”) for the curious, engaged, forward-thinking professionals they are. We exist to provide vital resources, career development, vendor recommendations, and industry insights to ensure they have every opportunity to lead a valued and fulfilling professional life.