Make the Most of the Biggest Salesforce Conference
After two years of virtual and hybrid events, Dreamforce 2022 is set to return in full ‘force September 20-22, 2022. The Dreamforce experience is unlike any other tech conference: every fall, tens of thousands of trailblazers converge on downtown San Francisco to discover new products, gain technical expertise, and hear from luminaries like Magic Johnson and Jane Goodall (to name just a few).
With so much on offer, how do you make the most of your Dreamforce experience? To find out, we asked some of the veteran Dreamforce attendees on our team to share their top tips. Read on to learn how you can have a successful – and FUN – Dreamforce 2022.
Eighty-six percent of attendees solved business challenges with something they learned at Dreamforce
How to Get to Dreamforce 2022
Dreamforce has been known to sell out quickly. Register early and book your accommodations as soon as you can, before everything is full!
Tune in on Salesforce+
If you can’t attend in person, you can still take advantage of the learning opportunities. Salesforce is offering a rich virtual experience on Salesforce+. Tune in to stream live Dreamforce events, or watch hundreds of on-demand episodes on your own schedule.
Know Before You Go
Make a Plan
With more than a thousand sessions scheduled over three days, it is essential to plan your schedule before you go. Experienced Dreamforce attendees recommend booking your agenda as soon as the Agenda Builder becomes available, as many sessions require registration to get in and fill up fast.
In addition, don’t forget to leave time for networking with your fellow trailblazers after sessions. And map your route! The Moscone Center is a big place, and the Dreamforce campus is even bigger. But don’t stress if you find yourself double-booked – many sessions will be available on-demand after the event.
Book A Meeting
Some of the most valuable learning you do at Dreamforce will come from the connections you make there. Build this into your plan where you can, and arrange meetings ahead of time with any customers, partners, or prospects who will be there.
If one of your 2022 Salesforce goals is to start taking Salesforce payments everywhere, make sure to Book a Beer with the Chargent team – we’d love to talk further about how you can gain visibility, streamline revenue collection, and improve data security by processing payments directly in Salesforce.
Go on a Quest
The experts at Salesforce know a thing or two about preparing for a great Dreamforce experience. Complete the Road to Dreamforce 2022 Quest for a chance to win cool prizes and Dreamforce gear – you’ll want that Trailblazer hoodie for chilly evenings.
What to Bring, Wear, and Do
Pack a Phone Charger
The Salesforce Events app will serve as your roadmap while you’re on the Dreamforce campus. Make sure you can stay connected. Pack a portable power bank for your phone – and don’t forget to charge it!
Wear Your Most Comfortable Shoes
Shoes are kind of a big deal at Dreamforce – so don’t forget to pack your most comfortable pair. You’ll log quite a few steps over the three days of Dreamforce, so come prepared – and let everyone know about the cool kicks you are bringing!
Rock Out with the Chili Peppers
Never mind the latest innovations and product launches, the most talked about event of Dreamforce 2022 will be the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert benefiting UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals.
Eighty-three percent of attendees discovered a new tool or product that helped them or their business
Find Your Community – or Find a Party
The thriving Trailblazer Community can help you make connections with like-minded attendees before you touch down in San Francisco. Some groups to check out:
- Flyin’ Solo
- All Dreamforce
- New to Dreamforce
- #Dreamforce Parties & Networking
- Dreamforce for Admins
- Developers at Dreamforce
- Dreamforce Newbie “Reunion” Breakfast
You can also tune in to #DF22 on Twitter for all the latest news and events.
Strike Up a Conversation
Our advice for Dreamforce is a lot like our advice for the first day of school – eat lunch with someone you don’t know! Grab a lunch box, join a table, and start chatting – you never know who you will meet.
Some great questions to ask your new acquaintances:
- What project are you working on that you hope to learn more about here at Dreamforce?
- What do you think the big keynote announcements will be this year?
- When you aren’t working and learning all about Salesforce, what do you find most exciting?
When you return to work after Dreamforce, it will be tempting to dive back into work to catch up on everything you missed. Make sure to set aside time to foster new connections, investigate new opportunities, and take note of new learnings to implement. The magic of Dreamforce can last all year – if you capture it!
Headed to Dreamforce 2022?
We’d love to connect on campus. Drop us a note – and let’s make a plan.