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5 of the Best Dreamforce Survival Tips

Best Dreamforce Survival Tips

Dreamforce is less than a month away and it can be a lot to decide how best to tackle a week packed full of learning, networking, and fun. I’ve compiled a list from our Dreamforce experts on how to get the most out of Dreamforce.

1. Pack for Success

“Bring a jacket, it gets chilly at night. Each year I find myself shopping for new one, let this be the year I remember to pack one of my Dreamforce jackets” – Chad Meyer, CEO

“Remember you might have nighttime events to attend. Bring a change of clothes for that because your day clothes will be stinky!” – Becky Potts, Senior Project Manager

Don’t forget those comfortable shoes. You’re going to be spending hours on your feet, traveling from session to session, walking the floor, and exploring the great city of San Francisco. I know you want to be stylish when you catch up with your Salesforce Ohana, but make sure the shoes on your feet won’t leave you hurting later.

You’ll be out and about almost all day and your phone battery is likely to lose juice. Bring an extra battery to avoid getting stuck connected to an outlet when there is so much learning to do!

Pack a bigger bag than you need. There is plenty of swag that you’re going to want to bring back with you.

2. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail

Senior Account Executive, Dan Leibowitz has been going to Dreamforce for years and this tip is solid: “Go with a theme. Each year I’ve gone, I’ve focused on something in particular (networking, learning XYZ, talking to other customers to see how they are handling X, selling Y). Without a focus, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.”

“When building your schedule with sessions, keep location in mind with respect to session start time.” – Salesforce Consultant, Leslie Anasco

3. Avoid Burn Out

Travel can affect even the healthiest of people. You’ll be shaking hands and taking names, so make sure you don’t take germs with you as well.

Take vitamins and maybe some extra Vitamin C.

Pack a travel-sized hand sanitizer bottle to kick germs to the curb.

Drink plenty of water. New recommendations say at least half your body weight in ounces.

And speaking of drinking, Dreamforce parties are fun, just watch how much “fun” you’re having. You want to be firing on all cylinders every day and hangovers are just never helpful.

4. Don’t forget the Trail Mix

Director of Sales, George Guhr, brushes up on his Trailhead skills on the flight to San Francisco every year. Trailhead offers special modules just for Dreamforce and because we love to share, here’s a Trail Mix created just for you!

5. Network, learn, and grow

“Bring extra business cards” – Product Manager, Joe Reale

If you’re working on your networking skills, Dreamforce is the place to do it. The Salesforce Ohana is welcoming and always looking to add more to the fold.

You’re going to meet a ton of people at Dreamforce and the Internet Creations team wants to be one of them. They set up the IC Oasis just two blocks from the Moscone Center. Stop by, unwind, refuel and recharge with the team. Our Service Cloud experts are ready with actionable ideas that’ll help make the customer experience your key differentiator in 2018. Schedule time to meet with us at Dreamforce.

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Stephanie is a digital and event marketer who's passionate about connecting people to unique experiences.