With over 170,000 registrations in 2016 and 15 million viewers joining online, Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce (Nov. 6-9, 2017) is undoubtedly the learning event of the year. The largest software conference in the world, Dreamforce features truly inspiring keynote speakers, thousands of insightful breakout sessions, and countless opportunities to network and improve your business, all in the heart of San Francisco. Whether you’re a company of five or a Fortune 500, Dreamforce is a unique opportunity for everybody! Need more convincing? Those that attended Dreamforce 2016 have reported on average a 25% improvement in top line revenue, 34% increase in sales activity, 40% increase in marketing campaign effectiveness, and 48% faster integration.
Here at Connect, we are passionate about helping Connect members experience Dreamforce, and there’s a variety of ways you can get involved. Our Dreamforce Experience contest, running through September 12th, will award four top contributors to Connect with a trip to Dreamforce! If you’re not already contributing to this contest, check out the blog to learn more about the amazing prizes you could win by adding and updating data on Connect.
In addition to our contest winners, did you know that our Connect Champions and Data Defenders get a free conference pass to Dreamforce? That’s right! By getting involved in one of these programs*, you receive a free event pass, as well as an invitation to a dinner with some of the Connect staff. We recently announced the Summer 2017 Champion Class, and can’t wait to see some of these outstanding community members at this year’s event! Last year, we were able to host some members from these groups and loved hearing about everybody’s experiences throughout the week. @HeadySteam1, who is both a Champion and Data Defender, wrote a guest blog to recap the highlights of his week. Check it out here to learn about his week and what it’s like to attend Dreamforce as a Connect member (hint: U2 might have been involved)!
Here’s some more feedback we received from Connect members who were able to attend last year’s event:
“Attending Dreamforce 2016 helped me up to date on all the new developments in the overall Salesforce environment. It was amazing to see new features and the future roadmap. Interacting with Salesforce employees, partners, vendors, and other Salesforce users from around the world was the perfect opportunity to expand my horizons and learn about alternative and unique solutions for my unique business needs. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at Dreamforce 2017!”
"If you have not been to Dreamforce yet, you are missing out! This was my first time and I was floored by the event. As a sales representative, I targeted the breakout sessions geared towards my industry and walked away with more ideas for improving my sales skills. I also brought back some products from the vendor tables to our marketing team for consideration. This was the most informational, fun, and whirlwind event of the year!”
If you’d like to learn more about Dreamforce and why Connect members should consider going, please join our special webinar, “Living the Dream: A Dreamforce Panel” next Tuesday, August 8th, at 10:00 am PDT. Veteran Connect members @HeadySteam1 and @WillSucceed8 will be sharing their experiences including why they attended, what they learned, and highlights from their week in San Francisco. Click here to register!
And finally, If you’re able to attend Dreamforce this year, please message me and let me know in advance - we love meeting Connect members at Dreamforce and hearing about their experiences!