Here’s my top 10 reasons why you should attend Dreamforce updated for 2014:
10: Networking…its a fabulous place to meet like-minded people. Don’t be scared, introduce yourself! You could very well be talking to your next coworker or manager, or even discover a solution to a challenge you have been facing!
9: Exercise…with all the sessions and activities spread out over Moscone’s 3 buildings as well as a half a dozen or so hotels in the area, you might end up dropping a few pounds from all the walking you’ll do. (Be sure to wear comfortable shoes!)
8: Knowledge…Keynote sessions, hands-on training sessions, breakout sessions…who knows what all you could learn! Even without knowing who the keynote or breakout session speakers are, or who the special guests during Marc Benioff’s keynote will be, I’m 100% certain I will learn a lot!
7: Awesome…yes, be prepared to hear that word quite a lot. Many will describe the event as Awesome or Outstanding.
6: Get Social…That’s right, Dreamforce isn’t really just an 8 to 5 event. Social gatherings, dinners, parties and even concerts await the adventurous soul. In fact, you can keep the Dreamforce feeling alive all year by joining your local user group…find them here!
5: Charity…Don’t just take things away from Dreamforce, give things away! Give back some of your time to help out great causes. Look for the Salesforce Foundation volunteer events and GIVE!
4: Save some money…register fast and get a lower price, and very likely a better choice of closer and/or more affordable accommodations. To register, visit the Dreamforce tab on the Success Community! Register Here!
3: Partners…be sure to carve out time to visit the Cloud Expos. Many AppExchange partners will be there to give you live demos, great reasons why you need to extend your salesforce org outside the box, and pick up some cool swag along the way. You can also connect with Salesforce experts, interact firsthand with Salesforce products, and hear success stories shared by customers at the Salesforce Campground.
2: Rub elbows with the elite…the MVPs and User Group Leaders. Those people are almost overly passionate about the Salesforce ecosystem, but guess what? They are people too, and love helping others gain knowledge and overcome challenges!
And my number 1 reason to attend Dreamforce this year:
1: Community…What’s that? It’s the culmination of all of the other top items rolled into one neat little package. It’s that intangible benefit you get from being part of a group that is well over one million strong. It’s that awesome feeling you get when racing between sessions with over 100,000 of your closest friends It is Salesforce…it is Dreamforce. And its AWESOME!!!