Dreamforce is right around the corner and with so much to see, do, and pack, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite tips from Dreamforce pros on how to get the most out of this epic event.
1. Pack for success
Don’t forget those comfortable shoes. You’ll be spending hours on your feet, traveling from session to session, walking the floor, and exploring the great city of San Francisco. You may want to be stylish when you catch up with your Salesforce Ohana, but sacrificing style over comfort may be worth it at the end of a long day. Dreamforce might not be the place to break in those new shoes.
Pack for chilly weather. Bring a jacket, San Francisco weather can be a little unpredictable and you don’t want to be walking around from session to session feeling cold and uncomfortable.
You’ll be out and about almost all day and your phone battery is likely to lose juice. Bring an extra battery pack to avoid getting stuck connected to an outlet when there is so much learning to do!
Pack a bigger bag than you need. There will be swag to collect and you want to have room for that new Astro plush you’ve earned.
2. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail
Instead of trying to succeed at all aspects of the event, hone in on one main area. Try focusing on something in particular, whether it's networking, getting educated, brainstorming with peers, etc. Without focus, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
Although there are hundreds of sessions at Dreamforce, keep in mind that educational sessions are recorded. Don’t feel pressured to get to every single session in-person and fill your entire schedule with sessions. You want to make sure you have time for the things that aren’t recorded, such as networking, walking the showroom floor, and exploring partner solutions.
3. It’s a marathon, not a sprint
Prepare for Dreamforce the way you'd prepare for a hiking trip. The days are long, and all of the time on your feet can take it's toll on your body and mind. Be sure to take vitamins, pack a travel-sized hand sanitizer, and drink plenty of water.
And speaking of drinking, Dreamforce parties are fun, just be careful not to have too much fun. You’ll want to be firing on all cylinders every day and hangovers are never helpful.
4. Follow the trail
Looking for guidance on how to get the most out of the sessions at Dreamforce? Salesforce has curated a great Trail Map that is personalized for every role, industry, and topic.
5. Find solutions
If you’re focused on ways to save money and increase efficiency, Dreamforce is the place to do it. The partner area at Dreamforce offers solutions to streamline your day-to-day operations and iron out kinks in your business processes.
Vicasso will be at booth #124, near the Service Cloud area, demonstrating ways you can save on service costs and increase the productivity of your support teams. With slashing budgets and thinning support teams, now is the perfect time to see how our apps can help you deliver exceptional customer service while also saving you money.
Booth visitors will also get to spin our prize wheel to win swag, network with our leadership team, and get to see our solutions in action!