Dreamforce 2019: Salesforce.org Call for Proposals

By Traci Depuy | July 22, 2019 | Dreamforce, Education, Higher Education, K-12 Education, Nonprofit

Salesforce.org Lodge at Dreamforce

When you come to Dreamforce from a nonprofit or education institution, you’re not just attending a conference: you’re attending a conference-within-a conference.

Dreamforce is the innovation event of the year, drawing over 170,000 technology professionals, thought leaders, and visionaries from every industry to San Francisco for four unforgettable days. Together, let’s empower and encourage education and nonprofit leaders to learn, grow, be inspired, have fun, and give back. Submit your presentation ideas today for your chance to speak at Dreamforce!

This year, Dreamforce will take place from Tuesday, November 19 to Friday, November 22. Salesforce.org will have lots of content geared toward nonprofit and education trailblazers like YOU, with four days packed with over 200 sessions. We’re thrilled to announce that today the Salesforce.org call for presentations is open and we want YOU to submit a session!

SUBMIT AN IDEA

Elena Innurategui, Co-Founder of Tribo, speaks at Dreamforce 2018.
Elena Innurategui, Co-Founder of Tribo, speaks at Dreamforce 2018.

The Salesforce.org submission form is pretty straightforward, but it’s important to put the right pre-work into planning your presentation. Below are some tips to submitting an awesome presentation idea:

  • This is about nonprofits sharing advice for nonprofits, and about education leaders sharing tips for peers in education. Remember, when you submit a session idea to Salesforce.org, you’re planning to present to the Salesforce.org community. It’s basically the Power of Us Hub in real life.
  • Think about your nonprofit or education peers when you’re creating the presentation. Ask yourself, what are the core learnings that they will walk away with? What have you learned through your own journey that can empower others? Ultimately, this should shape why the audience will want to attend!
  • Everyone loves a catchy title. There is no shortage of sessions to choose from at Dreamforce, so create a title for your session that will both be a hook and a clear descriptor of the content and topic.
  • The details matter. Make sure you’re dialed in on the products, themes, and learning levels for the content that you’ll be delivering.

These tips will help you to create a presentation proposal that makes attendees say “Wow!” or “Awesome!” and “Okay, now that I can actually use!” The Salesforce.org Call for Presentations will close on August 23, 2019. We’ll go through a robust internal review process, and will notify submitters of their status by mid-September. During that time you may be contacted to gain more insight into your session submission.

Oh and did I mention if you are selected as a speaker you get FREE registration to the entire conference?! Yes, that is true. However, we do recommend registering when Dreamforce registration* opens and you will get reimbursed for your ticket amount if selected as a speaker.

This wall in the Salesforce.org Lodge shows just some of the inspiration gathered and community built at Dreamforce.
This wall in the Salesforce.org Lodge shows just some of the inspiration gathered and community built at Dreamforce.

The community at Dreamforce makes all the difference. Connecting with peers, experts, and colleagues over four days leaves you feeling inspired and truly a part of something bigger than yourself. We hope you’ll join us.

SUBMIT AN IDEA

*Registration isn’t open quite yet. Check the Dreamforce website for the latest!