With Dreamforce 2016 only 2 weeks away, it is time for you to start finalizing your plans for this year’s conference. For that reason, this episode of the Road to Dreamforce could not have come at a better time. That is because in this episode Salesforce covered much of the logistical nitty gritty of DF16. Titled “Navigating Dreamforce”, this recap covers the basics of getting around the Dreamforce campus, including where the major keynotes are, where the zones and campgrounds are, and tips on how to get around the campus. If you were unable to catch this week’s episode of the Road to Dreamforce, or you simply don’t want to get lost in San Francisco this year, this recap provides you with everything you need to now to navigate Dreamforce 2016 successfully.
1) Every Dreamforce Zone Location
– Level one: Trailhead Zone – Admin Meadow, Developer Forest, Startup Valley, CIO Lodge
– Level Two: Einstein Discovery Center (Where there will be a human hamster wheel and possibly an Einstein
– Level Three: Lightning Lookout (Networking, Lightning roadmap sessions, and a Keynote room)
– The Sales, Service, and SMB Lodge all under one roof.
– Marketing Lodge (Reception every single night)
– Partner Lodge (hands on sessions and the unvailing of the a cool new app “Brain Dating”)
Hilton Union Square
– Salesforce Univeristy Lodge (Training sessions, Certification, breakoutsessions)
Westin St. Francis
– Salesforce.org Lodge (higher education and Non-Profits, Pledge 1% showcase)
2) Keynote Locations
There will be keynote locations all over the campus. Below a the locations of the major Keynote rooms that you will need to know:
– Moscone North Hall D – This is the main Keynote room, and the one that will be holding Marc’s Keynote
– Yerba Buena Theature
– Moscone West Level 2 – the Inovation Theature
– Moscone West Level 3 – Where most of the line of business and product keynotes will be.
3) The Expo Hall Information
As stated in earlier Road to Dreamforces, the 2 expo halls (product and industry showcase) of Dreamforces past will be held under one roof in Moscone South. Inside of Moscone south there will be over 400 partners, as well as the Salesforce Campground, Lost and Found, press center, and the Meditation Lounges.
4) Everything you need to know about the Salesforce Campground
The Salesforce Campground is the one stop shop for all things products, customers, and industries. The one expo hall will be over 40,000 square feet and will be featuring Lightning, Einstein, and the next generation of productivity. All said and done, there will be 72 demo stations – and Salesforce will be showcasing 7 customers (Chevrolle connected by Onstar, Eli Lilly, Coca Cola, Farmers Insurance, T-Mobile, Aldo, and Vineyard Vines).
5) Walking around at Dreamforce
It is claimed by many that walking around at Dreamforce is the best way to get around. While the campus is spread out all over, it is not in fact too large to walk. New this year on the mobile app will even be live updates telling you how long it will take to get from lodge to lodge. If you are in the mood to bike, there will be a free bike valet provided at Jesse Square.
6) Shuttles at Dreamforce
There will be shuttles provided by Salesforce that will be running to all 105 Dreamforce Hotels. The Shuttles will be going along 14 different routes that all lead directly to Moscone – once in Moscone you will have to walk to your destination. There will also be separate campus shuttles that will take you to further locations including the Hilton and Palace hotel. New this year as well is Dreamforcebuses.com, an app that tracks all the shuttles in real time around San Francisco.
7) The Dreampark is Going to be big
The Dreampark, like always, will be in the middle of Moscone North and South. Inside of this manmade park (astroturf), will be the keynotes featured on live stream, as well as 25 (!!!) bands that will be playing every day. Overall, it is a great place to take a break. Remember to grab some lemonade on Thursday – all proceeds going to (RED).
8) All about Mindfulness at Dreamforce
In the West Mezzanine in Moscone South there will be a mindfulness (meditation) zone indoors and outdoors. In addition, the monks from Plum Village will be around the campus and Dreampark. On Friday (day of compassion) at the main stage, incredible speakers, including Dr. Brilliant and Daniel Goleman, will be presenting keynotes – all closed out with the monks of Plum village leading an exercise that will cultivate mindfulness.
9) Important Details for the Dreamfest
Everybody already knows that U2 will be headlining the Dreamfest on Wednesday October 5th at the Cow Palace, but here are some details you might not have known. The shuttles will be beginning at 6pm from Moscone West and different hotels. There will be no parking at the show, so don’t think about driving. Doors will open at 7pm with U2 playing from 8:15 to 10pm. Most importantly, make sure you bring you badge, that is your only ticket into the show.
10) What’s new with the Dreamforce App
The Dreamforce App is now live, and here is what’s new this year. There will be a new and improved “breeze” log in that will get you straight into the app with your Reg ID and last name. In addition, the app will contain an interactive map that will provide campus locations and walk times. Take advantage of the live help within the app, which contains a live SOS feature for live video calls to solve user problems.
Well that is another week in the books, and we are one more week closer to Dreamforce. Make sure you check back next week for your final Road to Dreamforce Recap.