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Overview

This page lists where you can actually meet people face-to-face.

Online Events

In the Covid-19 era:

Events by Salesforce

https://developer.salesforce.com/calendar is where you find and register for events.

Trailhead DX (Developer Experience) #TDX19, #TDX18, etc. occurs in San Francisco around May 29-30. A Bootcamp is May 30-June 2 for $3,999 vs. $699.

  • theextracurricular.org (The Extracurricular) is a technical learning event for Salesforce developers and architects. It is a community-built mini-event hosted inside TrailheaDX at Moscone West.

World Tour

  • There is a mobile app (by Debra Nacimento) for the Salesforce World Tour.

Lightning Now Tour was a multi-city tour in 2017 and 2018:

Regional conferences

How about I just travel around the world attending Salesforce conferences?

BLOG: “All the dreamin’ lists regional annual community-led Salesforce gatherings. Dates need updating frequently, so I created a table sorted by date within the year for easy reference: Click on the Name for their website.

Event Date Name (website) Location Notes
Jan, 2020 CactusForce Phoenix, AZ, USA -
March 8, 2019 London's Calling London, UK -
March 9, 2018 Punta Dreamin' Punta del Este, Uraguay -
March 20-22, 2019 Snowforce Salt Lake City, UT, USA website gone?
March, 2020 Southeast Dreamin' Atlanta, GA, USA -
April 12, 2019 Dream Ole Malaga, Spain -
April 12-14, 2019 Skiforce Obergurl, Austria groups from Vienna, Munich, Zurich, Geneva
May 4, 2018 Down Under Dreamin' Melbourne, Australia -
May 6, 2019 PhillyForce Philadelphia, PA, USA -
May 13, 2019 Los Angeles Force Academy Los Angeles, CA, USA -
June 13-14, 2019 Texas Dreamin' Austin, Texas, USA -
? Banff Dreamin' Banff, Canada No date on website
June 15, 2019 YeurLeadin’ Amsterdam, Netherlands GCL only
June 27-28, 2019 NorCal Dreamin’ Sacramento, CA, USA -
July 11-12 2019 True North Ottowa, Canada -
July 18-19, 2019 Big Sky Dreamin' Bozeman, Montana, USA -
July 26, 2018 Down Under Dreamin' Sydney, Australia -
July 26, 2018 Dreamin' Denver, CO, USA -
July 26-27, 2019 Witness Success Nashville, TN, USA For women
July 31 & Aug 1, 2018 Forcelandia Portland, OR, USA Angela Mahoney
August 7-9, 2019 Midwest Dreamin' Chicago, IL, USA -
August 16, 2019 Czech Dreamin' Czech Republic -
September 12-13, 2019 Florida Dreamin' Tampa, FL, USA @dreamin_florida #FlDreamin19
September 20, 2019 French Touch Dreamin' Paris, France -
October 4, 2019 Inspire East Cambridge, UK -
November 16, 2019 Northeast Dreamin' Manchester, NH, USA -
December 1-2, 2018 India Dreamin' Delhi, India -
December 6, 2018 Down Under Brisbane, Australia -

PROTIP: Pluralsight recorded each speaker at Snowforce and made a video course (for those who have a subscription).

Local Meetups

#SalesforceSaturdays occur worldwide

NPSP (Non-Profit Success Pack) website and conferences around the country:

Dreamforce Conference

Dreamforce is Salesforce’s annual conference, usually 4 days in September (Tuesday thru Friday).

The Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before Dreamforce are Bootcamp courses for $2,499 each (vs. $3,499 at other times).

Use https://dreamforce.twibbon.com to make put your profile picture inside a frame, for use in social media.

The Dreamforce Campus in downtown San Francisco has over 85 rooms in nine different locations.

Before Dreamforce

The hype before the event:

Agenda Builder

Take Trailhead Module: Dreamforce & Next Steps [40 mins] to make the most of your time at Dreamforce and keep learning after the event.

Free shuttles and pedi-cabs take people between major locations. It’s about 20 minutes from one end of the campus to the other. There is a bike valet in Jessie Square.

Register for a free Expo Pass

Free Expo Pass holders and all other pass holders get access to:

  • Customer Success Expo 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday & 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday - has line-of-business zones.

  • Dreamforest is 8 a.m –7 p.m. Thursday & 8 a.m.–3 p.m Friday

Dreamforce drew 170,000 to San Francisco in 2017 (the largest software conference in the world), despite the $2,199 per person cost (before travel and hotels) for the full pass, which provides access to Tuesday or Wednesday events, conference materials, meals, plus:

  • VIDEO: Opening Keynote Oct 8, 2016 [5:16]

  • Welcome Reception

  • Marc Benioff Keynote Streaming Party 2-5 Tuesday and by New Voice Media

  • Dreamfest (7pm+ Wednesday) is the party of the conference hosted by Salesforce, featuring incredible live music, food, and drinks. In 2017 it was held at AT&T Park with Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz. Previous Dreamfest headliners include U2, Foo Fighters, The Killers & Green Day.

  • The $1,000 per ticket also gets you in the Dreamfest after-party https://www.theconcertforkids.com/ by Salesforce.org benefitting the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, at the Civic Center Plaza features Metallica in 2018. After Party Featuring MC Hammer immediately follows the concert.

  • 2,700+ expert-led sessions of 40-minute breakout sessions and 20-minute theater sessions, with majority of them customer led. 25% of all seats (except for those in Hands-On Trainings and a few other workshops) are blocked for walk-ins.

  • Workshops at Dreamforce are facilitator-led sessions with group discussion and exercises that dive deep into a specific challenge and solution.

  • Circles of Success sessions are where facilitators lead 10-person groups in problem-solving exercises.

  • Salesforce Campground.

  • Hands-on Training (HoT) classes are offered for additional fee, where you can learn directly from Salesforce University experts, live and in-person.

  • Half-priced ($99) certification exams

  • Dream Valley gives back to the community.

  • Experience zones?

  • Developer Forest and Admin Meadow are powered by Trailhead

  • Internet of Things (IoT) Cabin

Partner-sponsored parties and events also take place all week long.

Hackathon?

Read about preparing for and getting the most from Dreamforce:

More about Salesforce

This is one of a series about Salesforce

  1. Salesforce index

  2. Salesforce Ohana (about the Salesforce company, offices, mascots, emojis, and store)
  3. Salesforce Glossary (of acronyms)
  4. Salesforce Events (Conferences, local Meetups, ) to meet people face-to-face
  5. Salesforce Exhibitors (at Dreamforce)
  6. Salesforce Onboarding (Trailhead and IDEs)
  7. Salesforce Rock Stars (and influencers)

  8. Salesforce Offerings (Clouds, Industries, Domains, GitHub, editions, pricing, features, versions)
  9. Salesforce Certifications (training and exams)
  10. Salesforce Projects, Superbadges, and Sample Apps
  11. Salesforce myTrailhead for custom Trailhead content

  12. Salesforce Project Plans
  13. Salesforce Jobs (within Salesforce, with partners, etc.)
  14. Salesforce User Roles and Personas

  15. Salesforce Apps (in AppExchange)
  16. Salesforce Alexa
  17. Salesforce Heroku (external apps)
  18. Salesforce DX (Developer eXperience)

  19. Salesforce Non-Profit support
  20. Salesforce NPSP (Non-Profit Success Pack) performance (with Gatling)

  21. Salesforce Data Management
  22. Salesforce Einstein
  23. Salesforce Selenium (test automation)