Dreamforce is fast approaching. For four days at the beginning of October, thousands of attendees will flock to San Francisco for the world’s largest software industry conference. It combines learning opportunities with fun on an unprecedented level and all but guarantees to multiply your return on investment.
Here are ten ROI builders you can look forward to this Dreamforce:
1. The inspiring keynote speakers to learn from
This year, Dreamforce’s keynote speakers includes a long list of inspiring thinkers, innovators and business polymaths you can learn from. From Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce, to Tony Robbins, entrepreneur, philanthropist and author of five New York Times bestselling books on life and business strategy, the number of thought-leaders sharing knowledge that could help shape your future success is unparalleled.
2. Expert-led training sessions that will take your skills to the next level
If you’re looking for practical advice on how to grow your business, or guidance on kicking your career up a notch, there are plenty of training sessions at Dreamforce that can help. You can choose from one-, two- and three-day sessions covering topics that range from email essentials to application design. Plus, there are a wide range of Salesforce-related certification opportunities that will help you keep your expertise up-to-date.
3. The unrivalled networking opportunities
Knowledge is power – but shared knowledge influences. The sharers of this world are the ones that inspire, motivate and provoke change for the better. To this end, Cloud Expo offers you the chance to experience the world’s largest cloud ecosystem under one roof and the chance to network with thousands of the brightest minds in business. For this reason, it’s difficult to imagine a better opportunity to form connections that could have a positive influence on your business.
4. There’s a breakout session for everyone
Dreamforce’s breakout sessions are all about learning, growing your business and arming yourself with the tools for driving success. Across the four days, there are nearly 2,000 sessions planned across 26 themes – from channel sales management to the Internet of Things (IoT). So no matter your industry, company size or role, there’s a breakout session designed to help you.
5. Product demos that allow you to try-before-you-buy
In addition to a schedule packed full of inspiring talks and insightful breakout sessions, Dreamforce provides the chance to try a range of products before you buy. By offering hands-on demos with a selection of market-leading solutions and the best new technologies, you will be able to gain a better understanding of whether they can work for you without having to splash the cash first.
Dreamforce stands out amongst its peers by combining exceptional educational content with a programme of world-class entertainment. Held as part of this year’s Dreamfest, The Concert for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals features U2. Fresh from their sold out, critically acclaimed iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour, the Irish rockers are sure to bring down the house with one of their legendary live performances. Sometimes your greatest ROI is the smile you carry back to the office.
7. An incubator with legendary investors
Have you used Salesforce App Cloud technology to get your start-up off the ground? If the answer is yes, then for the first time, you will be able to pitch for investment at Dreamforce. Featuring a panel of billionaire investors – including Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca – Dreampitch offers you the chance to win, among other prizes, an investment worth up $150K and admission into the Salesforce Incubator Program.
8. The women’s leadership & equality keynote
Getting more women into tech jobs is a hot topic, which is why Dreamforce has a slot dedicated to women’s leadership and equality. Featuring keynotes from sports icon Billie Jean King and equal pay activist Lilly Ledbetter, you will find out how gender equality in the tech sector can help drive success and boost the economy.
9. The “give back and feel good” return
In addition to the concert for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Dreamforce is joining forces with RED in an attempt to raise one million dollars to help with the fight against AIDS. As such, you'll have opportunities to participate in #DFGives charitable activities, which include observing children coding, maker workshops and more. By lending a hand and doing your bit to help others in need, Dreamforce offers you the chance to give back and feel good about yourself – an invaluable ROI.
10. An ROI calculator to keep track
When surveyed, 96% of attendees to last year’s Dreamforce said their business improvements outweighed the cost of attending the event. To take a look at the value your company can expect to enjoy by attending Dreamforce, you can use the event’s very own ROI calculator.
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About Chris Bucholtz
Chris Bucholtz, director of content marketing at NewVoiceMedia, spent 15 years as a technology journalist, covering CRM, customer service and telecommunications among his many beats. He was the founding editor of InsideCRM and has managed marketing content for SugarCRM, Aplicor, Relayware and CallidusCloud. This year will be Chris’ 11th Dreamforce.Read more from Chris Bucholtz