Joan Burge Innovation Award

At Office Dynamics, we understand that assistants are constantly generating innovative ideas, developing new systems and processes, and taking the initiative. However, they may not always have the chance to demonstrate their abilities or share their creations and may not always receive recognition for their hard work.

To address this, Joan Burge established the Joan Burge Innovation Award in 2019. The award is designed to honor the exceptional ideas of administrative and executive assistants and to provide them with an opportunity to share their ideas with their peers at a public gathering of fellow assistants. Joan wanted to celebrate the forward-thinking and creativity of these assistants and recognize their valuable contributions to their organizations.

The benefits to the presenter

We encourage all conference attendees, whether you are attending in person or via live-stream, to apply for this Award. Here are the benefits to you should you apply.

  • Sharing your idea with administrative professionals from around the world
  • Being recognized as a leader and trailblazer
  • Self-satisfaction from knowing you did a great job
  • Providing exposure for your employer/organization
  • Gaining recognition from your organization upon your return from the conference
  • Adding to your bag of skills making yourself more marketable
  • Possible reward from your employer
  • Expanding your credentials on your resume or social media


Any conference attendee can submit their innovative idea prior to October 7.

Your submission can be in a typed document and emailed to [email protected].

Or, you may mail a hard copy of your submission to:

Melia Amira
Office Dynamics International
5575 S. Durango Dr. Suite 106
Las Vegas, NV 89113

Joan Burge and her team will be reviewing all submissions. We recommend the following:

  • Be creative in your presentation of what you did that demonstrated your creativity or innovative idea or how you streamlined a process. Remember, the judges will also be looking at the actual submission and how well it was done.
  • Option: You might want to submit a little video to go along with your written submission or send a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Be as clear as possible in explaining your accomplishment so the judges can understand what you did.

If you are chosen as the recipient of the Joan Burge Innovation Award and you are attending the:

  • in-person conference in Las Vegas, we will ask you to come to the main stage to briefly share your story and receive the award from Joan Burge.
  • livestream event, we will ask you to submit a short video that we can share from the main stage with our two audiences.

If you have any questions regarding how to submit, call Melia Amira at 800-STAR-139.

Office Dynamics International
5575 S. Durango Dr. Ste. 106
Las Vegas, NV 89113


Check out our tips and get our ‘Getting Approval’ packet, featuring a comprehensive brochure with conference details and a ‘Request to Attend’ letter to help convince your superiors of the event’s value.

Priscilla Pfeiffer

Priscilla Pfeiffer

Speaker | Entertainer | Trainer | TEDx Speaker

You Don’t Matter, Or Do You?

In today’s fast-paced business world, the role of administrative and executive assistants is more crucial than ever in driving innovation and positive change within organizations. However, a common pitfall is that many organizations dive headfirst into radical change without first understanding the heart of the people responsible for implementing it. This dynamic keynote, which includes mesmerizing entertainment elements, will shine a light on the transformative power of seemingly insignificant actions, inspiring you to take the first step towards positioning yourself as a key catalyst to SPARK success.

In this session, you will…

  • Discover how small, intentional actions can have a ripple effect. 
  • Gain strategies for positioning yourself for success within your teams and organizations.
  • Feel empowered to become a catalyst for positive change within your respective spheres, without the burnout.
  • Be inspired to initiate bold actions that can lead to significant personal and professional growth.

Priscilla Pfeiffer, a seasoned professional, boasts a two-decade career in entertainment and business. Her unique show business background allows her to craft mesmerizing performances, leaving enduring memories. Focused on delivering resonant and empowering messages that inspire audiences to make an impact in the world, she illuminates individuals to unlock their full potential in both personal and professional lives.

Renowned for creating “wow factor” moments, Priscilla has an esteemed clientele, including brands like BMW, LinkedIn, iHeart Radio, Michael Jordan’s Air Jordans, Pfizer, Bacardi, Cosmo Latina Magazine, and Zappos. Her impressive credits include sharing the stage with Joan Jett, Will-i-am, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, and Marc Anthony, as well as performances on America’s Got Talent, The Latin Grammy Awards, The NHL Awards, Comic Relief, and Celebrity Cruises. Priscilla has also graced the prestigious TEDx stage, where she delivered a compelling talk that resonated with audiences, showcasing her ability to captivate and inspire on a global platform.

In addition, Priscilla hosts the podcast “Spark Your Inner Fire” which delves into the creative mind, torching the inner critic, and reigniting purpose. Through interviews with world-renowned creatives, she shares stories and wisdom, illuminating listeners on their journeys.

In essence, Priscilla Pfeiffer is not only a veteran but a trailblazer whose performances consistently inspire, motivate, and create lasting impressions.