Dana Ferrante / January, 28, 2020
Blog / Office Hacks

Must Go Conferences for Office Managers in 2020

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It’s no secret: as an office manager and administrative assistant, you play a critical role in your office. From ensuring employees have the resources and supplies they need, to scheduling interviews, meetings, and celebrations, you are the gears (and the grease!) that keep day-to-day operations running smoothly. When you’re set up for success, the entire organization will thrive. 

Help you and your organization flourish in 2020, and check out these must-attend conferences for office managers in 2020. Explore the latest business trends, learn operational and organizational strategies, and hone your administrative skills in the company of experienced admin pros. 

Bevi at Admin Bash 2019

1. Admin Week:

Office Ninjas Con 

  • When: April 21-22, 2020 
  • Location: San Francisco, CA  
  • Organizer: OfficeNinjas 
  • Cost: $$$

Admin Bash

  • When: April 22, 2020 | 5:30 PM – 8:30PM
  • Location: San Francisco, CA  
  • Organizer: OfficeNinjas 
  • Cost: $$

Admingling

  • When: Ongoing, more info here 
  • Location: San Francisco, CA  
  • Organizer: OfficeNinjas 
  • Cost: $

This spring, join OfficeNinjas and admins from across the globe in celebrating ‘The Era of the Office Ninja.’ Back in full force with online flash raffles, giveaways, and awards, OfficeNinjas’s Admin Week will run from April 20-24. 

For those able to make it to San Francisco, grab a ticket (sooner rather than later, they typically sell out) for Office Ninja Con, a two-day adventure jam-packed with interactive instruction, thought-provoking discussions, and practical exercises. Make connections with admin pros from across the globe, learn about game-changing products and services, and plunge head-first into actionable best practices for everyday success as an admin.

On the night of April 22, Office Ninjas Con ends with the ultimate admin party: Admin Bash. With budget-friendly tickets, Admin Bash ensures Ninjas from all over have the opportunity to get the gratitude they deserve. So grow your network, indulge in tasty treats, and leave with a legendary swag bag: Admin Bash is your party! 

Can’t make the trek to San Francisco? Explore OfficeNinjas’ line-up of Admingling events (smaller, after-work events that blend networking, hands-on activities, and partying) here to meet up with all-star ninjas in a city near you.

And don’t forget to subscribe to OfficeNinjas’ newsletter or follow them on social media to enter all of their Admin Week flash raffles and participate in the digital celebration!

Bevi at Culture Summit 2019

2. Culture Summit 

  • When: July 14-16, 2020 
  • Location: San Francisco, CA 
  • Organizer: Culture Summit 
  • Cost: $$

Get ready for a whirlwind of speakers, workshops, and effective, no-fluff strategies to transform your workplace. 

In July of 2020, founders, culture champions, HR professionals and admins will gather at Culture Summit with a collective goal in mind: build the culture you want to work in.  

With cross-functional, cross-industry speakers from renowned brands such as Twitter, Stitch Fix, and Patagonia, this three-day summit in San Francisco is not meant to sell you perks. Instead, you’ll leave with the tools, data, and frameworks to reframe and revamp your workplace culture.

People using the Bevi

3. CampOrgOrg

  • When: May 15, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Organizer: CampOrgOrg
  • Cost: TBD

Known for their extensive resources and active online network of admins, OrgOrg is gearing up for their second-ever conference, Camp OrgOrg

This one-day conference is specifically designed for ‘Organization Organizers,’ or the people behind the scenes, like you, that make sure everything at work works. With a diverse line-up of panels, workshops, breakout discussions, and social activities, Camp OrgOrg empowers attendees to develop their skills, harness their creativity, and leverage their peers in order to do their best work at work. 

In an effort to make Camp OrgOrg as accessible as possible, the organizers offer scholarships and discounts for those in need. And if you simply can’t make it to San Francisco this May, be sure to join their online community of office managers, executive and administrative assistants, people ops pros, and HR professionals. Gain exclusive access to resources, groups, and event announcements, and chat with like-minded peers from around the country.

Bevi at Perks 2019

4. Perks convention 

  • When
    • Boston: April 7, 2020
    • NYC: April 15, 2020
    • San Francisco: June 4, 2020  
    • Los Angeles: September 17, 2020
    • Chicago: October 8, 2020
    • Toronto: October 29, 2020
  • Organizer: Perks
  • Cost: $ 

The Perks Convention is more than just flashy products and Employee Appreciation Day inspiration: it’s an employee experience expo. With 100+ vendors, interactive lounges, and curated workshops, Perks Convention strives to connect office managers with relevant, research-backed, and affordable solutions for all kinds of organizations.  

Better yet, it might be hosted right in your backyard! With six conventions in major cities across the US planned for 2020, Perks provides the opportunity to share stories and network with office managers from your region. Keep an eye out for their giveaways, health and wellness initiative ideas, and of course, groundbreaking perk ideas for your office.

Administrative Professionals Conference Logo

5. Administrative Professional Conference 

  • When: September 13-16, 2020
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Organizer: ASAP (American Society of Administrative Professionals)
  • Cost: $$$

With over two thousand attendees at last year’s conference, the Administrative Professionals Conference raises the bar for dynamic, professional development for administrative professionals and executive assistants. 

The conference focuses on ‘real world’ admin education, offering 75+ training sessions that participants can pick and choose from according to their specific needs and goals. Boost your communication skills, learn new technologies, or refresh your finance knowledge: the choice is yours! The conference’s primary goal? Help you recognize your brilliance.

Beyond its extensive list of training sessions, the conference also includes a diverse line-up of keynote speakers that will tackle creative approaches to productivity, organization, and leadership. Achieve your professional goals, and be inspired at the Administrative Professionals Conference happening this September in Las Vegas.

Bevi at an Event

6. IAAP Summit

  • When: July 17-21, 2020
  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Organizer: IAAP
  • Cost: $$$ 

Join IAAP this year in sunny Orlando, Florida for their annual four-day summit. A morning until night immersive experience, the IAAP Summit creates space for all types of learning. Attend a deep dive education workshop with an industry expert, connect and learn from peers during an informal lunch, participate in interactive, think-tank style challenges with a group: everyone grows in their own way. 

Registration also includes a first-time attendee orientation, cocktail reception, and awards gala, personalized consultations at the wellness bar, a marketplace expo of innovative vendors, and a closing keynote by Ted Ma. Get ready to brush up on your skills and renew your passion for administrative work at the 2020 IAAP Summit.

7.Conference for Administrative Excellence 

  • When: October 27- 30, 2020
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Organizer: Office Dynamics
  • Cost: $$

Catapult your career into the future of administrative excellence at The Conference for Administrative Executives happening this fall in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

This year, the conference will take a journey to ‘2020 and Beyond,’ providing a suite of classes, talks, and company spotlights to help participants cultivate the necessary skills and perspective to excel in the administrative landscapes of tomorrow. From global perspectives to digital IQ deep dives, themed galas to a successful store of career-enhancing products, The Conference for Administrative Executives is the right blend of work and play to keep you engaged. 

Invest in your career and your future: register today

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These conferences, summits, conventions are more than just educational experiences: they’re opportunities to connect with a national, sometimes global, community of passionate administrators like you. They’re also a great way to check out innovative vendors changing the face of the modern workplace; be sure to stop by the Bevi booth to learn how you can bring customized beverages to your office!

Mark your calendar, get ready to pitch your boss, and don’t miss out on these seven must-attend conferences for office managers and administrative professionals in 2020.

  1. Admin Week 
  2. Culture Summit 
  3. Camp Org Org
  4. Perks Convention
  5. Administrative Professional Conference 
  6. IAAP 
  7. Conference for Administrative Executives
Dana Ferrante

Dana Ferrante is a writer, creative, and epicurean living in the Boston area. Fascinated by food systems, Dana has worked in kitchens, volunteered on farms, pulled espresso shots, and staged with chefs at home and abroad. In addition to her production experience, Dana is a skilled food history researcher and is currently pursuing a Master's in Gastronomy at Boston University. While she can't seem to keep her house plants alive, Dana is passionate about composting, local farmers' markets, artisanal cheeses, and of course, sustainability. Dana holds a bachelor's degree in Italian History and Literature from Harvard College.

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