K-12 Education: Your Guide to Dreamforce 2019 Sessions

By Salesforce.org | November 2, 2019 | Dreamforce, Education, Education Cloud, K-12 Education & Youth Development

By: Kara Chiono and Omar Garriott, Salesforce K-12 Product Marketing

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Are you at a K-12 school or district and headed to Dreamforce 2019? Plan your week with this handy guide to the awesome K-12 (and K-20!) sessions taking place.

Whether you’re looking for ways – and concrete examples – to boost student success, streamline enrollment and fundraising, or deepen relationships with families, there’s a session for you! You’ll also get to deep-dive into the latest K-12 product innovations and network with your trailblazing peers – administrators, staff, partners, advocates, and more.

It all starts with two inspiring sessions with district leaders on Tuesday afternoon. Hear how Denver Public Schools is leveraging Education Cloud for K-12 to improve parent engagement and prepare students for college and career success. And peek into the future with CORE Districts’ vision for aligning to the Ed-Fi Alliance Data Standard and driving continuous improvement into eight different school districts in California.

Then, Wednesday at 1 PM, you won’t want to miss the K-12 Kickoff where you’ll:

  • Learn about, and from, the growing Salesforce K-12 ecosystem
  • Be the first to hear about exciting Student Success product updates – including K-12 Architecture Kit, the foundation for schools and districts to connect people, processes and data on Salesforce.

The rest of the week will be chock-full of K-12 goodness: School and district showcases, thought leaders, best-practice sharing, demos, and how-tos. We hope you’re as pumped as we are!

OK, let’s get specific. Here are the top sessions we recommend for K-12 at #DF19:

Day 1 – Tuesday, November 19

3:00 – 3:20 PM
The Connected K-12 District: Improving Family Engagement & Student Success
Location: Westin St. Francis, Sitka Cinema (Colonial Room)

4:00 – 4:40 PM
Cross-District Collaboration & Interoperability in K-12: From Data to Insights
Location: Westin St. Francis, Tower Salon A

Day 2 – Wednesday, November 20

8:30 – 9:30 AM
Education Cloud Keynote: Innovative Lifelong Learning for Everyone
Location: Hilton Union Square, Grand Ballroom B

9:30 – 10:10 AM
Expanding Social Capital and Equity: Nonprofits That Are Changing The Game
Location: Westin St. Francis, California East

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Kid’s Coding Presents: Future Trailblazer Pitchfest
Location: Moscone West, Developer Theater

12:00 – 12:40 PM
Recruiting, Admissions & Enrollment Tools to Boost Transparency & Equity in K-12
Location: Westin St. Francis, Tower Salon A

1:00 – 2:00 PM
K-12 Kickoff: Driving School & Student Success
Location: Westin St. Francis, California West

2:30 – 3:10 PM
Prioritizing K-12 Student Success in College & Career Across Houston ISD
Location: Westin St. Francis, California West

4:00 – 4:20 PM
Expanding Career & Tech Ed Pathways for K-12 Students
Location: Westin St. Francis, Sitka Cinema (Colonial Room)

3:30 – 6:00 PM
Demo: K-12 Architecture Kit & Education Cloud for K-12
Location: Salesforce.org Lodge, Education Cloud Booth
K-12 product experts will be at the Education Cloud Booth, so you can get your technical questions answered.

Day 3 – Thursday, November 21

8:30 – 8:50 AM
Building Data-Driven Relationships to Improve Educational Outcomes in K-12
Location: Westin St. Francis, Saskatoon Stage (Grand Ballroom)

9:30 – 9:50 AM
Innovations in K-12: Case Management Solutions to Support the Whole Child
Location: Westin St. Francis, Red Adler Amphitheater (Grand Ballroom)

10:30 – 10:50 AM
Pssst! Want to Better Engage Families in K-12? Meet ‘em Where They’re At!
Location: Westin St. Francis, Red Adler Amphitheater (Grand Ballroom)

11:00 – 11:40 AM
Supercharging K-12 Private School Admissions, Fundraising & More
Location: Westin St. Francis, Sword Fern Cinema (Colonial Room)

2:30 – 2:50 PM
Using Data to Drive Organizational Change & Support K-12 Students
Location: Westin St. Francis, Red Adler Amphitheater (Grand Ballroom)

3:30 – 3:50 PM
Student Attendance: Moving K-12 from Slips to Clicks
Location: Westin St. Francis, Saskatoon Stage (Grand Ballroom)

4:00 – 4:20 PM
Breaking Down Silos: Streamlining Enrollment & Fundraising for K-12 & Beyond
Location: Westin St. Francis, Red Adler Amphitheater (Grand Ballroom)

We can’t wait for the fun and learning to commence. Search ‘K-12’ for sessions in Agenda Builder today!

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Weren’t lucky enough to get into Dreamforce this year? We’ll do our best to share learnings in the coming weeks and months – stay tuned!

P.S. A pro tip on session etiquette: We’re always relying on attendee feedback to make each Dreamforce better than the last. One recurring suggestion that we received last year was how disruptive it was for session goers and speakers alike when attendees left sessions early. With that in mind, we ask that you not leave your sessions before it ends, as it’s distracting for both the speaker and your fellow session attendees. We know in some instances this is inevitable, in which case we kindly request that you sit in the back to minimize the disturbance.