Your Guide to Getting Ready for Dreamforce

Thinking about Dreamforce? So are tens of thousands of other people who will be heading to San Francisco this November to take part in the festivities.

Monet Software will be there, showing off our Workforce Management for Salesforce Service Cloud solution. If you have a helpdesk that could benefit from more precise forecasting, scheduling and real-time adherence, you are invited to stop by our booth.

If this is your first visit to Dreamforce, or you were overwhelmed by the size and scope of the event last year, here are five tips to help you prepare for what will undoubtedly be a busy and exciting week in November.

1. Prioritize

With more than 2,700 sessions scheduled, you won’t be able to experience even 10% of the events at Dreamforce. So carefully review the itinerary in advance and select 7-10 sessions that best pertain to your business goals. Since these sessions are spread out among multiple venues throughout the city, calculate your travel time as well.

2. Network

Everywhere you look at Dreamforce you’ll find Salesforce experts and people like you looking for innovative ways to improve their companies. More than 350 businesses will be there, and you’ll be able to learn something from many of them. When you make the rounds, keep your eyes and ears open – you never know when you’ll make a valuable connection. And make sure Monet is on your list of stops!

3. Use the Dreamforce App.

For advance preparation, it’s hard to beat the Dreamforce app. It’s a way to start networking before your plane lands in San Francisco and to get more information about sessions and presenters so you’ll know if they’re worth your time.

4. Try to Take in a Keynote Address

The speaker lineup this year is impressive as always. You may not pick up any tips specifically related to your company, but why miss an opportunity to spend some time with a former First Lady of the United States (Michelle Obama) or a former cast member of That 70s Show (not Mila Kunis, sadly – but Ashton Kutcher should be fun too).

5. Stay Fresh

You’re going to be doing a lot of walking. So wear comfortable shoes, stay hydrated, and don’t lug your laptop all over the exhibitor areas.