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The world has gradually begun to adjust to the new normal, and Salesforce Dreamforce 2021 will be a demonstration of that change. With the excitement levels running high among the coordinators, members, and the Trailblazers, safety is the number one priority for Dreamforce this year. Salesforce has put forth the most extreme attempts to guarantee the safety and well-being of the members for the in-person event. Salesforce has partnered together with a few forerunners in the clinical local area to guarantee a protected encounter for all the in-person participants.

Dreamforce has been taking place in San Francisco for years now, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is now held virtually. We have put together this guide to help you plan and make the most of the event irrespective of it being a virtual event.

1. Clear your schedule 

If you were attending Dreamforce in person this year, you wouldn’t listen to Marc Benioffs feature show while busy completing other tasks on the side, so the virtual Dreamforce shouldn’t be any different. Salesforce Dreamforce 2021 is a three-day event, the 2021 Dreamforce dates are 21-  23 September 2021, it’s much simpler than before to clear your schedule. Register for talks as they’re declared, and attempt to keep the time closed off in your schedule. Urge other colleagues to tune in to the same talks, and share learnings afterward.

2. Plan ahead

On the off chance that the event took place at a physical location, you would have arranged things a few days prior. So why not do the same for the virtual event? Have a proper plan for all your personal commitments, run errands, complete chores days ahead so you have no distractions during the event. The Salesforce Dreamforce event is jam-packed with loads of interesting information, you do not want to miss even one second of the talks.

3. Prepare a quiet room/office space

Assuming you will be attending the event from the comfort of your own home, it means you will be with your family. Having a peaceful environment in a family home can be troublesome. Preparing to have some peace and quiet ahead of time can eliminate any disruptions that might occur during the event.

4. Make sure you have a stable internet connection

A bad internet connection will take away the experience of enjoying the Dreamforce event to the fullest. You will miss out on some parts and can’t fully participate in the live event on Twitter and all other social media platforms. So ensure your internet connection is stable and install all these Salesforce applications: Salesforce+ and Quip to enjoy and participate in the event as it is happening live.

5. Drinks and Snacks

The Dreamforce talks can be very long sometimes, you do not want to be standing up to go to the fridge or pantry during the talks. So have your water and snacks ready and in arms-length reach to avoid distractions, then seat back and enjoy!


Have your elevator pitch ready! Yes, you got that right, the Salesforce Dreamforce 2021 virtual event offers plenty of opportunities to connect with other people. In case there are specific individuals, clients, accomplices that you need to connect with, reach out to them ahead of time and organize to meet with them. Now that Dreamforce 2021 offers virtual encounters, it is much simpler to plan that meeting you always wanted.

Everyone at Commercient will be attending the Salesforce Dreamforce 2021 virtual event, reach out to us if you would like to connect with us, we will be happy to chat with you!

By Anna Kinnear

So, you’ve heard all about the Dreamforce Conference, and you’ve decided you want to attend this epic event to see what the fuss is all about.

Well, if that’s the case, then brace yourself, because you are in for an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience! Plus, we’ll tell you how you can meet with Commercient at Dreamforce!

The Dreamforce Conference is hosted annually in San Francisco by Salesforce. It’s taking place at the Moscone Convention Center, 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, from the 25th to the 28th of September.

What Dreamforce Is All About

Dreamforce is undoubtedly the largest cloud computing and software event in the world, bringing together a staggering mass of like-minded individuals from around the globe for an exciting and empowering four-day, energy-packed conference.

This event has a profound impact on its attendees, and, year after year, people leave the event feeling informed, inspired and empowered. While Dreamforce promises fun and excitement, for the Dreamforce novice, the experience can be overwhelming.

With just a few weeks until takeoff, we’ve put together this beginner’s guide to help you plan and prepare so that you’re ready for the most productive Dreamforce experience ever!

“Always plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” – Richard Cushing


By now you have already registered to attend the event, which sells out every year. Once registered, don’t forget to look through the vast selection of valuable sessions, because they might fill up before you’re able to secure your spot. Check the schedule often, learn who is speaking, learn Salesforce and get Certified, and be sure to bookmark the Trail Maps.

Travel and Accommodation

It is vital that you book your accommodation and make your transportation arrangements well in advance to avoid disappointment. Accommodation for Dreamforce attendees fills up pretty quickly.

What To Pack

Here is a basic checklist of essentials to take along with you:

  • Clothes
    There is no specific dress code for this event, but make sure that you are comfortable and look professional in your chosen attire. Check the weather forecast the night before you leave so you’re prepared for the weather. San Francisco weather tends to fluctuate all year round, so wear layers and pack accordingly.
  • Shoes
    Be prepared to walk! There will be a lot of standing and walking around between venues, so opt for comfortable shoes – your feet will thank you for that.
  • Technology
    Bring your laptop and any other devices you may need to get the most out of Dreamforce. Use them to add new contacts’ information, notes from the sessions, and demos for potential customers and partners. Make sure you grab your external battery pack to charge your laptop or tablet. Don’t forget your cell phone charger, as well as an external USB charger.
  • Business Cards
    You will meet lots of new people, so pack your business cards to hand out and to leave at booths while networking. Download a card capturing app on your phone to make capturing people’s information easy.
  • Refillable Water Bottle
    All that walking and talking will leave you parched and dehydrated. There will be plenty of water fountains to refill your bottle.
  • Throat Lozenges
    Your throat will need soothing from all that talking.
  • Snacks
    Pack snacks and keep them in your backpack for those sudden hunger pangs, or for when you’re too busy networking to grab a meal.
  • Tote Bag/Backpack
    Make sure you have a tote bag or a backpack that you can carry around with you all day.
  • Download the Salesforce Event App
    Take a look at what the Salesforce event app has to offer.
  • Extra Room
    Leave room in your suitcase for all the free gear and awesome swag you will be collecting during the event.

Where To Eat When You Get There

While you’re there, check out our top picks for dining out:

  1. Mo’s Grill
    Looking for something quick and easy?
    Check out Mo’s Grill at 1322 Grant Avenue; a reasonably priced American diner that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  2. Brenda’s French Soul Food
    Situated at 652 Polk Street, Brenda’s French Soul Food restaurant provides a casual atmosphere in which to unwind and enjoy a meal.
  3. Kokkari Estiatorio
    An excellent choice for private dining and business meetings.
    Located at 200 Jackson Street, this restaurant is only 2.5 miles from the Dreamforce Conference. Their main dishes are Mediterranean and Greek, and they are also vegetarian friendly.


Networking is key, so it’s great to attend the Expo, meeting with like-minded companies and individuals, plus look for parties (check out this terrific list that Salesforce Ben put together) and other events you can socialize and network at. Commercient will be ready to meet you at booth 1954, and you can register here.

Now that you have your packing list in order, a few places picked out to eat, and some tips on where to go for networking opportunities, you are just a few steps away from being ready for an unforgettable, life-changing adventure! Enjoy Dreamforce 2018!


Commercient will be at Dreamforce 2018! Stop by at booth 1954, ask your questions and get a free demo of our integration apps that connect +65 accoutning and ERP systems with your CRM, and +815 popular internet apps and services. Click on the image to schedule a time with us.


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