FAQs

  • 16 hours of training over three days (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Conference workbook to include materials from all sessions
  • Gala Event
  • Welcome reception Tuesday evening
  • Meals and breaks
  • Keynote Presentations

All attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel and travel. To take advantage of our group rate, apply code RCIOD26 when you book your room using the reservation link below or by calling  702-797-7625 or 866-767-7773. We highly recommend that you secure your room reservation ASAP as the hotel usually sells out before the conference begins. Book Your Room.

Now on its 26th year, the Conference for Administrative Excellence is one of the most sought-after conferences for administrative professionals and executive assistants from around the world. The conference’s unique format combines compelling speakers, interactive programs, and a welcoming environment that fosters effective learning as well as strong bonds and camaraderie.

This annual conference was conceived and developed by industry pioneer Joan Burge, an accomplished author, speaker, consultant and corporate trainer.  Dedicating herself to igniting excellence among administrative professionals, she founded Office Dynamics International (ODI) in 1990, after working in the administrative profession for 20 years. Now renowned as a global industry leader, ODI offers a broad range of solutions in executive and administrative assistant training and coaching.

The Conference for Administrative Excellence is reputed to be the “Event of Distinction” because it stands out in so many ways. Unlike other conferences for administrative professionals, it provides:

  • an intimate setting and a welcoming environment offering opportunities to connect with fellow high achievers and build meaningful relationships.
  • a unique programming that features (1) an excellent roster of professional speakers, renowned administrative experts, and passionate leaders; and (2) highly engaging activities that keep the tempo upbeat and conducive for learning.
  • an integrated theme that varies yearly, keeping the atmosphere fresh and exciting, plus the much-anticipated Joan Burge’s trademark surprise

This year’s conference focuses on The Empowered Assistant. As an administrative professional, how do you embrace your responsibilities and meet the demands of your ever-changing workplace? Our 2019 administrative conference speakers will give you the strategies to build confidence, develop courage, and gain competence necessary in claiming your power as a leader in your profession. Learn more.

This year’s conference will be held at the AAA Four Diamond-rated Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas. Inspired by the natural beauty of the neighboring desert mountains, it is only a 20-minute drive from McCarran International Airport, offering the perfect mix of proximity to enjoy the action on the Strip and distance to ensure an unspoiled luxury retreat. Enjoy world-class dining and entertainment as well as luxury amenities including the pool, fitness center, and award-winning spa.

The resort is only steps away from Downtown Summerlin, an urban retail center with world-class shops and restaurants; Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for outdoor activities such as hiking and biking; the Las Vegas Ballpark, and the Vegas Golden Knights practice facility.

All attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel and travel. To take advantage of our group rate, apply code RCIOD26 when you book your room using the reservation link below or by calling  702-797-7625 or 866-767-7773. We highly recommend that you secure your room reservation ASAP as the hotel usually sells out before the conference begins. Book Your Room.

Free Shuttle is available if you are booked at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, you can take advantage of their free shuttle. Find more details here.

Rideshare options are also available at McCarran International Airport. Learn more here.

Taxis are also readily available at McCarran International Airport. Learn more here.

Relevant Content and Inspirational Speakers

You’ll be inspired by our compelling speakers, led by industry pioneer, Joan Burge. They are thought leaders who offer a wealth of information relevant to your professional and personal growth. This conference by Office Dynamics International was the first of its kind, developed specifically with the administrative professionals in mind.

Unique Learning Experience

You’ll have fun while gaining key takeaways. Our interactive platform combines highly engaging activities with innovative ideas presented by our thought leaders and inspirational speakers. There is never a dull moment with the high energy and upbeat atmosphere.

Intimate Conference Size

We strive to keep the attendee group within a comfortable size that fosters warm and sincere interactions. You’ll expand your network, make personal connections, and become part of an “extended family.”

Event of Distinction

Experience a powerful event that has been refined to perfect distinction, offering engaging activities blended with dazzling entertainment, including the inimitable gala with its fun and surprises.

Location, location, location!

Inspired by the natural beauty of the neighboring desert mountains, Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa is a AAA Four Diamond-rated resort in Las Vegas. Only a 20-minute drive from McCarran International Airport, it offers the perfect mix of proximity to enjoy the action on the Strip and distance to ensure an unspoiled luxury retreat.

Yes, we do offer group discounts. It would be highly beneficial for a company’s administrative assistants to attend as a group so they can grow together and amplify what they have learned.

Group discounts available:

  • For teams of 5-9, receive a group discount of $100 off per person.
  • For teams of 10-19, receive $100 off per person + 50% off one registration.
  • For teams of 20 or more, receive $100 off per person + one free registration.

Learn more about the benefits of attending as a team here.

Call 800-STAR-139 to book your group.

A not-to-miss event, the Conference Gala is fashioned specifically to celebrate our attendees. This mix-and-mingle party gives the conference attendees a chance to get together and let their hair down while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and dance music. (Each registrant receives one (1) drink ticket.)

Want to bring a guest? Guest tickets are available for purchase here.

This year’s Conference Gala motif is Denim & Diamonds. Don your favorite jeans or denim skirt and be ready to just have fun! There is no need to wear real diamonds, of course. Just bedazzle us with your inner sparkle. But faux diamonds and rhinestones are also welcome.

Learn more here.

You can access our On Demand Conference that allows you to learn on your own schedule and from the comfort of your own desk or office. The On Demand Conference replay is a convenient, cost-effective alternative that fulfills your desire for professional enrichment, without a trip to Las Vegas! Pre-Purchase now for some great savings.

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