8 Last-Minute Things to Know About Dreamforce

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Dreamforce 2012 is literally hours away, and Salesforce has outdone itself this time. From keynotes to tracks to parties to meetings and presentations, there will be no shortage of ways to expand your knowledge of the Salesforce offering and ecosystem.

Whether you’re waiting at the airport terminal, sitting in your office, or riding shotgun on your way to the show, we know you’re itching for the week to really start – at Dreamforce in San Francisco.

Ready to get the most from your Dreamforce experience? Here are a few last-minute items of which to take note:

  1.  Your Packed Agenda
    The keynotes are always an exciting part of Dreamforce. If you’re still planning your schedule for the week, make sure to squeeze these in:
    a. Wednesday, 9:00am – 11:00am “Business is Social” Keynote Marc Benioff & Special Guests
    b. Wednesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Sir Richard Branson
    c. Thursday 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Keynote conversation with Gen. Colin Powell & Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric
    d. Friday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, The Power to Breakthrough: Your Ultimate Edge! With Tony Robbins
  2. Getting around Dreamforce
    Dreamforce has a great mobile app for attendees. Check out the schedule, sync your agenda and access a map, all from your phone — it’s a must-have for navigating Dreamforce!
  3. Live Stream
    Can’t make it to Dreamforce ‘12? Running late? Looking for a minute-by-minute count-down to the Salesforce event of the year? To appease your appetite for all things Dreamforce, the folks from Salesforce.com are offering a Dreamforce live stream on Facebook.
  4. #df12 and @Dreamforce
    If Twitter is more your speed, don’t forget to follow Dreamforce on Twitter and this year’s show hashtag: #df12. Tons of other Dreamforce fans and attendees are already talking about the show. Don’t miss your chance to join the conversation.
  5. Training from Names You Know
    You’re a Salesforce user, sure, but wouldn’t you like to get even more out of your CRM? If you’re nodding your head, make sure to slot in some time for a few of the many product keynotes. From the sales cloud to Data.com, this is your chance to learn from Salesforce product leaders and successful customers including Pandora’s Joanna Bloor; Ford’s Head of Social Media, Scott Monty; Carlo’s Bakery’s Buddy Valastro; and Square CFO, Sarah Friar.
  6. Parties
    There is no shortage of those. There is even an app and a Chatter group for this!  Most parties require some kind of ticket or pass, but if you are looking to network, there are so many options!
  7. San Francisco Weather
    With a week of partly cloudy skies and highs in the 60s, the Dreamforce forecast is looking perfect for strolling between events, so make the most of it. Don’t just haul up in the Moscone Center; make sure you’re taking advantage of all the indoor and outdoor activities that Dreamforce has to offer.
  8.  So Much to See, So Little Time
    With over 200 sponsors and exhibitors, numerous breakout sessions, and only 24 expo hours to see it all, we understand you’re going to be busy. That’s why, if you make time to stop by and see us (booth #412), we’re going to make sure that it’s  worth your while.

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    Sure, some of the big bulls at Dreamforce are throwing big bucks for show-floor gimmicks and fancy tchotchkes, but we have something else to offer – that can actually benefit your business. So make sure to stop by #412 and say hi!


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