Friday, November 15, 2019

Your Most Essential Guide to Dreamforce 2019

It’s that time of the year again! Dreamforce 2019 is back and better than ever. We can't wait to experience all that’s in store this year. If you’re not familiar with Dreamforce, it’s the biggest highlight of the year in the Salesforce world. It’s a four-day tech conference where 170,000 Trailblazers, partners, customers, and employees from all over the globe meet up to learn, inspire, give back, and of course have fun. This year’s event starts Tuesday, November 19 - 22 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Whether you’re a small company or a Fortune 500, there’s so much to learn and experience at Dreamforce including Salesforce’s latest technologies, keynotes, sessions and workshops, and more. That’s why we organized this guide to help you navigate your way through this extravaganza and catch the best speakers and coolest parties. Whether it’s your first or 12th time, here’s your most essential guide to Dreamforce 2019.  

Speakers Each year, Salesforce gathers the world’s most inspiring leaders and invites them to share their ideas for a better tomorrow. This year’s lineup includes-
  • President Barack Obama
  • Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
  • Emilia Clarke, Actor and founder of SameYou
  • Megan Rapinoe, World Cup and Olympic Champion
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director of UN Women
  • And many more!
Find the full line-up here

Dreamforce 19 kicks off on Tuesday at 10am with co-CEOs, Marc Benioff & Keith Block’s keynote.  You can tune in to the live stream here.

Sessions & Workshops There are more than 2,700 sessions planned for this year’s event. These breakout sessions, vary in format and include everything from marketing to financial services. Meet with Salesforce product teams and learn from leaders on how to solve complex business challenges and move your business forward. Locations include:

Trailhead Zone
Explore the Trailhead Zone and meet with community leaders and product experts to gain insight on how you can best engage your customers. Watch demos on the latest Salesforce solutions and see how Trailhead can help you refine your skills. 

Customer Success Expo and Campground
Engage with Salesforce through product demo stations, theater presentations, and hands-on workshops. Test drive thousands of customer success solutions, talk to Salesforce product experts, and meet with hundreds of partners offering trailblazing ways to help you drive your business forward. 

Breakout sessions start Tuesday, November 19, at 8:00 a.m., and end on Friday, November 22, at 2:00 p.m. Make sure to book your sessions with the agenda builder here 

Trail Maps Whether you’re interested in customer support or commerce, or work for a small business, there’s a trail map for you. Find the right one that applies to you so you can check out the sessions that interest you! Find trail maps here. Salesforce Events App The Salesforce Events App is your best tool for finding your way around Dreamforce. Here you can manage your agenda, keep up with all the events going on, and find resources for getting around the city. Make sure to download the app from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).  

Trailhead Bootcamp & Certification If you’re interested in expanding your Salesforce skills, check out the Trailhead Bootcamp. The bootcamp features a series of in-depth classes taught by expert instructors of Team Trailhead right before the start of Dreamforce. To learn more or register, click here. You can also get 50% off your Salesforce certification when you take it onsite at Dreamforce. To do this, you simply add a certification session to your Dreamforce registration. Exam sessions start the Monday before Dreamforce kicks off and runs throughout the week. Give Back Because giving back to the community is one of Dreamforce’s core principles, there are plenty of opportunities for you to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. Check out Dreamforest to learn about all the ways you can give back. You can also stop by the Future Trailblazer Challenge at Kids Coding Camp (Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.) and sign up for speed networking during the Future Executive Summit (Friday, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.) 

Dreamforce Parties Monday, November 18th SFDO Partner Appreciation Happy Hour If you’re a Salesforce partner, you’ll definitely want to be here. Anaplan is hosting a partner appreciation happy hour that’ll give Salesforce partners an opportunity to connect, learn, and inspire each other. The happy hour is Monday, November 18 at 4:00pm. To learn more, click here. Karaoke for a Cause PepUp Tech has organized Karaoke for a Cause to help support tech training programs for underrepresented children and adults across the United States. The event takes place on Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 7:30pm at Pandora Karaoke, and will feature drinks, food, and great company including special guest Bret Taylor, the President and CPO at and co-Founder of Quip. Whether you’re down to sing the night away or just have fun meeting new people, you don’t want to miss it - RSVP here.

Simplus Power Up Party
Kickoff Dreamforce at the Simplus Power Up party on Monday, November 18 at Cityscape at The Hilton Union Square from 8:00pm to 10:30pm. The event features food, drinks, and great views of San Francisco as well as a Zen Room for massages, shoe shines, and more. Get on the list here

Tuesday, November 19th Dreamforce Newbie Reunion Breakfast Start off your first morning at Dreamforce with a breakfast of champions! Meet up with the Salesforce Ohana and enjoy breakfast on Tuesday morning before the Dreamforce madness begins. All proceeds will be donated to Project Night Night, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children. The breakfast will take place on November 19 at 6:30 am to 8:30am at Sears Fine Food. Buy your ticket here. party is throwing a party to benefit GLIDE, a San Francisco-based organization focused on breaking the cycles of poverty and marginalization. This year’s theme, Roaring Twenties will feature a speakeasy vibe, offering a full bar with themed entertainment and a dessert bar all night long. The event takes place on Tuesday, November 19 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm at the Galleria Design Center. Buy your ticket here before it’s too late. 

Conga Silent Disco Check out Dreamforce’s premier silent disco on Tuesday, November 19 from 7pm to 11pm at the Thirsty Bear Brewing Company. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks while dancing to sets from multiple DJs. Get on the list here. Wednesday, November 20th Dreamfest Dreamfest is the biggest party at Dreamforce. It’s a mix of a party, music festival, and fundraiser benefit all in one, supporting the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. This year’s headliner is Fleetwood Mac. The party takes place on Wednesday, November 20 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm at Oracle Park, and will have guests rock and rolling the night away. To find out about more Dreamforce parties and events, check out this list. If you’re planning to attend Dreamforce, come say hi to the SkyPlanner team! We’ll be there all week and would love to connect with you and learn about how we can help you get the most of your Salesforce experience.