With keynotes, breakouts, and parties planned one after another, fail to plan, and Dreamforce could fly right past you. An early tuck-in could mean missing out on some quality networking and memorable entertainment.
It’s only for four days. It’s alright to burnout a little bit. Besides, you’ll see the extent of the Salesforce ecosystem in all its expanse and glory. Here’s a list of things you’d do well to check off.
· Save Time for the Expo!
Meet product experts and Salesforce partners. The best and brightest of what Salesforce has to offer will be here. Use this to peek at upcoming functionalities and meet with partners of the most interest. It’ll help you stay ahead of the curve.
· Cap out at 4 sessions per day.
Peter makes a compelling point here. The effects of repetitive walking, notetaking, and networking exchanges will probably compound over subsequent days. And positively, you can’t do those on an empty stomach. More so, if you’re not a conference person.
· Drop the Laptop.
Ditch the laptop just like Fabrice says. A clunky laptop will probably weigh you down and keep you on edge about losing any work in it. Besides, Dreamforce curates appealing mobile-centered content, so you won’t miss it anyway
· Don’t go out without the events app
Overall, the Salesforce events app is the most intuitive way to connect to everything happening around you
· Invest in a portable charger
Carry the charger and the mobile on your person at all times. You don’t want to be tied down to a port if something noteworthy comes up.
· Co- attend !! ( But, only if you can manage it )
Find someone else for accompaniment if your schedules and interests sync up. Better yet, find someone who knows the Dreamforce venue better than you. You could use forums to your advantage for this.
But, this only works if the sessions you attend are the same – else you could get sidetracked bad.
· Pack in the right shoes with you.
Expect to walk – a lot.
All things considered, most trailblazers find it easier to walk their way to a seminar. But it leaves them feeling spent.
Events are spread over the expanse of the entire Moscone Campus. Even so, understanding the layout of the Campus should let you get around easily.
Make sure you break-in the pair you take with you. It’ll let you know if they fit, as well as warm you up before the exposition.