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What’s On: Dreamforce 2017

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Last Updated on February 28, 2019

Dreamforce is the largest software conference in the world. Taking place in San Francisco between 6 – 9 November 2017, and with hundreds of thousands of participants and attendees, it’s important to be prepared. Here are our tips for a smooth trip to the conference.

More than 170,000 people will be descending on San Francisco this November for Dreamforce 2017, hosted by Salesforce. Those lucky enough to attend will learn and connect with fellow movers, shakers and makers in the technology world, as the brightest and most innovative minds come together to share their insights and inspirations.

The line-up this year is impressive, but considering past speakers have included Al Gore, Hillary Clinton and Arianna Huffington, it’s no surprise. Guests this year will be treated to talks from Former First Lady Michelle Obama, actor Ashton Kutcher leading a forum discussing ‘technology as a force for social good’, a performance from Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz at the exclusive Dreamforce concert, just to name a handful of highlights. Get hands-on with the latest innovations, make new connections with trail-blazers in the industry and get ready to push your career further.

With more than 2,700 sessions and events taking place at Dreamforce this year, it’s easy to be left feeling overwhelmed at such a jam-packed schedule. Here are a few of our tips to make your Dreamforce experience seamless…

Get familiar with San Francisco

SF is the ideal location for Dreamforce, with inspiration and innovation around every corner. Make some time to explore this fantastic city – whether you want adventure, to see the sights, or would rather indulge yourself. Read our guide on Why Every Traveller Loves San Francisco and find your perfect itinerary to complement your Dreamforce experience.

San Francisco is the perfect location for Dreamforce, where inspiration lies around every corner

Zen Out

Did you know you can join the Zen monks and nuns from the Plum Village Monastery on a walking meditation at Dreamforce? On Monday 6 November at Dreampark, Dream Valley, relax as you learn the ancient art of mindfulness to help calm and rejuvenate. It’s the perfect opportunity to collect your thoughts and zen out before you dive head-first into the busyness of Dreamforce.

SF is the ideal location for Dreamforce, with inspiration and innovation around every corner. Make some time to explore this fantastic city

Organise your airport transfer

Most people are organised when it comes to booking flights, event tickets and their accommodation, but often forget one thing that can make their trip so much smoother – an airport transfer. Why turn up to the airport and wait in line for a ride with hundreds of other event-goers, when you can compare and pre-book your airport transfer from hundreds of options on Jayride.comSan Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the closest major airport, a 25-minute ride from downtown. Alternatively, Oakland International Airport (OAK) is a 35-minute ride over the Bay Bridge, and San Jose International Airport (SJC) is a one-hour ride from the South Bay. Head straight to where you want to go when you land and book your airport transfer with today.

Handy tip: Don’t forget that if you’re travelling to Dreamforce from overseas, you will need the relevant visas and/or travel documents. Check out our 8 Things You Should Know Before Travelling To The USA article for more tips on travelling Stateside.

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