Dreamforce 2021 is almost here! Attending such a big event, whether in-person or in a virtual setting can be overwhelming. To help you prepare and make the most of your Dreamforce experience, here are some words of wisdom…
Start connecting with the community
This tip is especially important with this year’s Dreamforce happening in a remote setting. An big benefit to attending Dreamforce is having the opportunity to network with other Trailblazers, so take this opportunity to connect with your peers beforehand and discuss the different sessions that are taking place.
A key tips for making connections before you’ve even arrived is to join groups on the Trailblazer Community to find like minded attendees.
Define your goals
The sheer scale of Dreamforce can render even the most savvy attendees panicked and confused like a deer in headlights. Before you begin to select your sessions, sit down and think about why you are attending Dreamforce: what do you hope to gain, what are your goals, what are your business objectives? You can’t do it all, so make a realistic list of a few key goals for Dreamforce and plan your agenda around them.
Start planning your agenda
With so many sessions to choose from, there’s never been a better time to start trawling through them and bookmarking your favourites. You’ll then be able to register to them through the agenda builder. Advice from previous Dreamforce attendees is to register for sessions ASAP to avoid disappointment as they fill up fast!
Plan any customised clothing (yes really)
The Salesforce community are known for their amazing custom swag, from bejewelled hats to bespoke hoodies. If you’re the arty type, now’s the time to start working on anything you plan to wear during the live Dreamforce sessions. Wearing customised clothing is a great way to make an impression on other attendees and be remembered, this will be helpful when you follow-up after the event!