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Blaze Your Trail: 4 Perfect Days at Dreamforce ‘16 for Higher Ed Student Success & Services Professionals

By Nathalie Mainland September 24, 2016

DreamforceDreamforce is in the air! Now that Agenda Builder is live, you’ve got some serious choices to make about the sessions you’re going to attend. There will be over 3,000 sessions at DF16. Even if you only think about the higher ed-specific sessions, there are still over 50 to choose from.

So we thought we’d help out by breaking it down for you. Here’s what we think would make a pretty perfect four days of content at Dreamforce for those of you who work in student services or any area of student success. This list is not exhaustive ― it’s just meant to help you jumpstart your Dreamforce planning. Take a look!

Tuesday, October 4th

Salesforce.org Higher Ed Kickoff
9:00 – 10:15am
Speakers: Salesforce.org, Arizona State University, University of Colorado
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel, Grand Ballroom B

Intuitive, Relevant, and Fast Student Engagement
3:00 – 3:40pm
Speaker: University of San Diego
Location: The Westin St. Francis, California East

Creating an Exceptional Student Experience with Service Cloud
5:00 – 5:40pm
Speaker: University of Maryland University College
Location: The Westin St. Francis, California East

Wednesday, October 5th

It All Starts with Education
8:30 – 9:10am
Speakers: Tony Prophet in conversation with Sir Ken Robinson, Hadi Partovi and Marni Baker-Stein
Location: San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, Yerba Buena Salon 9

A Connected Campus: Prioritizing the Student Experience at Maryville University
12:00 – 12:40pm
Speaker: Maryville University
Location: The Westin St. Francis, California East

Hub Office Hours LIVE: Higher Ed
12:30 – 12:50pm
Speakers: Salesforce.org MVPs & Community
Location: The Westin St. Francis, Colonial Room: Power of Us Theater

“Be A Customer Trailblazer” with Marc Benioff & Special Guests
1:00 – 3:00pm
Speakers: Marc Benioff & Special Guests
Location: Moscone North, North Hall D

Integration Without Limits: Leveraging Data to Nurture the Student Journey
5:00 – 5:40pm
Speakers: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Location: The Westin St. Francis, California East

Salesforce.org Product Roadmap for Higher Ed: Where We Are & Where We’re Headed
5:00 – 5:40pm
Speakers: Salesforce.org Technology & Products
Location: The Westin St. Francis, Colonial Room: Power of Us Theater

Thursday, October 6th

Enriching Student Engagement with Mobile Technology
8:30 – 9:10am
Speakers: Butler University, Santa Fe College
Location: The Westin St. Francis, California West

ASU’s Global Launch: Integrating Business Processes within the Student Community
10:00 – 10:40am
Speaker: Arizona State University
Location: The Westin St. Francis, California East

A Formula for Success in Student Service: HEDA + Service Cloud + Community Cloud
12:00 – 12:20pm
Speaker: EMS Consulting
Location: The Westin St. Francis, Colonial Room: Power of Us Theater

It Takes a Village: Connecting Advising Across Campus with Salesforce
1:00 – 1:40pm
Speaker: University of North Texas
Location: The Westin St. Francis, California East

Going Beyond Recruitment: Mapping the Student Lifecycle to Salesforce
4:30 – 4:50pm
Speakers: Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, Wave6
Location: The Westin St. Francis, Colonial Room: Power of Us Theater

Service Cloud for Higher Ed: Your One-Stop Shop for Student Success
5:00 – 5:20pm
Speakers: Northern Arizona University, Sierra-Cedar
Location: The Westin St. Francis, Colonial Room: Power of Us Theater

Friday, October 7th

Live Solution Demo: Salesforce for Higher Ed Overview: The Connected Campus
9:30 – 9:50am
Speakers: Salesforce.org Solution Engineers
Location: The Westin St. Francis, Colonial Room: Power of Us Theater

Live Solution Demo: Salesforce for Student Success
11:30 – 11:50am
Speakers: Salesforce.org Solution Engineers
Location: The Westin St. Francis, Colonial Room: Power of Us Theater

Safety First: Innovations in Campus Emergency Response
12:00 – 12:20pm
Speaker: University of San Diego
Location: The Westin St. Francis, Colonial Room: Power of Us Theater

Remember, this is just a baseline to get you start. It’s up to you to blaze your own trail at Dreamforce!

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