Everything You Need to Know Before Attending Dreamforce 2019

 
Everything You Need to Know Before Attending Dreamforce
As the summer comes to a close, more and more social posts, emails, and phone calls are being made all in the name of one event — Dreamforce. This yearly event is celebrated by the entire Salesforce ecosystem but what exactly is Dreamforce?
Taken from the experts themselves at Salesforce, “Dreamforce is an annual four-day event that brings together the entire Salesforce community. It’s an experience that celebrates Trailblazers and customer success. Dreamforce is where Trailblazers from all over the world gather to share their stories, their successes, and learn from each other.”
There’s a lot to know about this event which is why we’ve gathered everything you need to know before attending Dreamforce!

The Four W’s Answered – Dreamforce Addition

What

Dreamforce is such an impactful and diverse event, you may want to instead ask, “What isn’t Dreamforce?”. Dreamforce brings together customers, thought leaders, and industry pioneers for events and content tailored to every industry, role, and company size.

When

Grab your jacket! Dreamforce is held during a different week every year, but always in the fall. This year, Dreamforce is Tuesday, November 19, 2019–Friday, November 22, 2019.

Where

As mentioned, Dreamforce is the biggest Salesforce event of the year. It doesn’t just take place in a conference center or hotel, it spans throughout the city of San Francisco. It’s headquartered at Moscone Center but also encompasses the Marriott Marquis, InterContinental, Palace Hotel, Hilton Union Square, Park Central, and Westin St. Francis.

Why

Why not? Dreamforce allows you to learn about new products and get hands-on with the technology of tomorrow. Interested in thought leadership about hot topics in your industry? Attend sessions, workshops, and keynotes, plus hear insights from the experts! Get educated by taking certification tests to work towards growing your career. And maybe the best reason of all, meet fellow Trailblazers who love Salesforce as much as you do!

What Happens at Dreamforce?

Learning

There are countless opportunities for professional education and development at Dreamforce. With over 2,700 breakout sessions, training and certification opportunities, hands-on demos, and hundreds of partners and solutions, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. It’s important to look at the schedule ahead of time to make sure you hit every stop on your list.

Giving back

The Salesforce ecosystem is passionate about giving back and Dreamforce is no exception. This year is already sold out so there will be many hands, eager to help others. Some charities Dreamforce highlighted in the past include UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, (RED), Girl Scouts of the USA, Children of Shelters, Bay Area Workforce Development, Larkin Street Youth Services, Hamilton Families, and Oakland and San Francisco Unified School Districts.
In addition, companies in the campground are able to pledge 1% to a charity of their choice. This year, Geopointe is proud to pledge 1% to the American Red Cross.

Networking

Last year there were over 160,000 attendees and the same number, if not more, are expected in 2019. This offers a unique opportunity to network with people from many industries, organizations, and backgrounds.

Having fun

Although all of the stuff above is great, Dreamforce isn’t all work and no play. Trailblazers love to take selfies with Astro and connect at the numerous power breakfasts or lunches. There are even evening cocktail events and meetups at local restaurants. After a long day of learning, take the opportunity to keep the fun going at one of the numerous parties and events, capped off with the ultimate party: Dreamfest, an event that is part party, part music festival, and part fundraiser benefiting the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals.

Geopointe at Dreamforce

Geopointe is an official Groundbreaker Sponsor of this year’s event, and will be onsite to answer any questions you may have about our top-rated geolocation solution! Be sure to come find us at Booth #713!
Once you’ve made your way to the Dreamforce Campground, be sure to visit the Geopointe booth to get your questions answered by our team of geolocation experts. And, as always, we’ll be giving live product demos and handing out some awesome Geopointe SWAG.
Are you looking to have a more in-depth discussion about how Geopointe can help your company thrive? What better time to connect than at Dreamforce! If you’re actively considering adopting our product or would like to hear more about how Geopointe can benefit your business, submit a request to book a meeting with our team and we’ll be happy to set up a time to dive into the details.