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Events to Advance Your Office Operations Career


Leaving the office to go to networking events can be challengingespecially if you're part of a small team. At the same time, attending industry events is a vital way to expand your network, sharpen your skills, and learn about emerging trends in your field.

When you are able to make time to go to events, you want to ensure they further your professional goals and help you work towards the next step in your career. We put together a list of event recommendations, each of which were selected because they are organized by groups that are invested in the communities they serve.

While some of the events are paid or require travel, they are a good opportunity to make the case to your company to support your professional development. As you research the right events to attend in 2019, consider how the event will contribute to your goals and benefit your company by helping you become a more effective and valuable team member. 

HR Uncubed | June 10 - 11 | Brooklyn, NY
A two-day conference focused on modern strategies, tactics, and tech for attracting and retaining the best talent.

Culture Amp: People GeekUp | June 13 | New York, NY
A panel discussion with HR and People professionals about how leading companies are empowering managers to understand problems and feel inspired to take action to drive company culture.

Culture Summit | June 25 - 27 | San Francisco, CA
A cross-industry conference that brings together founders, thought leaders, and culture champions to share actionable culture solutions for companies from startup to scale.

Culture First | July 29 - 31 | San Francisco, CA
Culture Amp's conference on creating a better workplace and how employee engagement can impact diversity and inclusion and company culture as an advantage. 

Perks Con LA | September 11 | Los Angeles, CA
An immersive showcase designed to make you imagine all the things that are possible for your employees.

IAAP Summit | July 18 - 21 | National Harbor, MD
A national conference focused on training and networking for administrative and office management professionals.

Future Offices | August 21 - 23 | San Francisco, CA
An annual conference that strives to address concerns within Real Estate and the Workplace, and find appropriate solutions.

IFMA's World Workplace Conference | October 16 - 18 | Phoenix, AZ
A networking event for facility management and related professions (IT, PM, HR, engineering, security, real estate, etc.) that facilitates idea and knowledge sharing.

Design Thinking Workshops | Ongoing | Primarily in CA
A one-day highly interactive workshop that unlocks the benefits of journey mapping, prototyping, and empathy interviews.



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