Explore Dreamforce 2023: A Comprehensive Guide to the Salesforce Event

With a staggering 40,000 attendees, 45 captivating keynotes, and over 1,700 enriching sessions, Dreamforce 2022 left an indelible mark on the Salesforce community and the tech industry at large.

Excitingly, Salesforce has confirmed the return of its star-studded conference in 2023, and anticipation is already building as we await another round of inspiring revelations and innovations.

Scheduled to take place from September 12th to 14th in the iconic city of San Francisco, Dreamforce 2023 promises to be an event of unparalleled magnitude. Are you eager to be part of this unparalleled experience? Here's all you need to know about Dreamforce and our top tips to ensure you're fully prepared.

What exactly is Dreamforce?

Dreamforce stands as one of the world's largest global software conferences. Drawing in over 170,000 participants to San Francisco each year, it serves as a congregation point for a diverse array of Salesforce trailblazers. Administrators, developers, consultants, architects, clients, and more are all encouraged by Dreamforce to learn, form communities, give back to the community, and just have fun.

Dreamforce has grown since its start in 2003 into an important conference for the technology industry, giving attendees access to more than 2,700 programmes and seminars. It offers a setting for engaging in in-depth training sessions, thought-provoking lectures, practical demonstrations of the most recent Salesforce innovations, and advantageous networking opportunities.

One significant feature of the event is the keynote talks, which are typically given by distinguished speakers who provide challenging viewpoints.

Uncover Dreamforce 2023

Although being months away, anticipation for Dreamforce 2023 is already high. You shouldn't skip this event.

To help you prepare, we've made a list of all the crucial event facts. Let's look through some of the event's highlights to get a taste of what to anticipate at Dreamforce 2022. But, let's look at what Dreamforce 2023 has in store first.

Dates and Location

Set a reminder for the eagerly anticipated occasion.

Dreamforce 2023 will take place in San Francisco from September 12 to September 14.

Recognizing the need for accessibility, Salesforce is also expected to provide digital experiences during Dreamforce. For those unable to attend in person, the Salesforce+ video streaming platform will offer a virtual gateway to the event. Here are the details for the event from September 12th to 14th, 2023.

Monday, September 11th, 2023

a. Elements GPT Kickoff Extravaganza

Dive headfirst into the Dreamforce spirit with Elements Cloud's captivating kickoff bash, nestled just a stone's throw from Moscone. Mingle, make connections, and forge new friendships.

Details: 6pm – 9pm, Elements Cloud Spaces, 95 3rd St.

b. Argano Sunset Social Affair

Are rooftop vistas, open bars, delectable appetizers, and prime Salesforce networking your cup of tea? Then direct your steps towards the Argano Sunset Social, the precursor to Dreamforce's grandeur.

Details: 5pm – 9pm, Rooftop at Via San Francisco South Beach

c. Marketers’ Gala Welcome Bash

Embark on an extraordinary Dreamforce week by immersing yourself in a Welcome Bash of epic proportions, surrounded by kindred marketing souls.

Details: 6pm – 9pm, the Pink Elephant Alibi

d. Tableau and MuleSoft's Grand Welcome Soiree

Commence your Dreamforce journey with panache, rubbing elbows with Ryan Aytay, CEO of Tableau, and a league of visionary leaders. Revel in libations, sushi, and live music.

Details: 5pm – 8pm, PABU Izakaya

e. OSF Digital's Global Prelude Gala

OSF Digital invites you to unwind and revel in a relaxed ambiance, indulging in delectable bites, beverages, and networking before the main event takes centre stage.

Details: 7pm – 10am, Hotel Zetta

f. Customer times’ Pre-Dreamforce Soirée

Leave the keynotes and speeches behind, and step into a realm of superb cuisine and delightful drinks in a tranquil setting.

Details: 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Coqueta

g. Customer times’ Dreamforce Dawn Breakfast

Customer times sets the tone with a serene Dreamforce breakfast, fostering a no-frills atmosphere for you to launch into the day with high spirits.

Details: 7am – 10am, Spaces (Next to Moscone)

h. Introhive’s Grand Launch Revelry

Introhive extends a warm invitation to their exhilarating launch party, commemorating the unveiling of The Client Intelligence Cloud!

Details: 6pm – 9pm, Persona

i. EMEA Community Gathering at Dreamforce

Join the Developer Relations team for the EMEA Community Gathering, an evening of camaraderie and connection.

Details: 6pm – 9pm, Peacekeeper (The Mezzanine)

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

a. The RevOps Dream Team Happy Hour

Kick-start your week at Dreamforce with The Revenue Optimists and Traction Complete. Engage in meaningful conversations, savour delicious eats, and enjoy craft beers and wines from San Francisco’s vibrant food scene. Plus, your attendance contributes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Details: 5pm – 9pm, Soma Eats on 2nd

b. Dreamforce Queer Happy Hour

Create connections in a relaxed, inclusive atmosphere at the Dreamforce Queer Happy Hour. Meet and engage with fellow queer-identifying individuals in a comfortable setting.

Details: 5pm – 7pm, Blackbird, 2124 Market St

c. Gear set’s DevOps Breakfast

Fuel up for a day at Dreamforce with a breakfast and inspiring conversations about DevOps. Chat with DevOps Leaders and Gear set’s experts about deployments, CI/CD pipelines, backup, test automation, and more.

Details: 7am – 10am, Westin St. Francis, Yorkshire Room

d. An Intergalactic Night Party

Embark on a cosmic celebration at the An Intergalactic Night Party. Immerse yourself in an outer space-themed extravaganza with fun and surprises.

Details: 7pm – 12am, 715 Harrison St

e. Dreamforce after Party Bash

Join the Dreamforce after Party Bash to celebrate 20 years of Dreamforce with drinks and dim sum. Conveniently located at the Twitter building in Northern Duck, just a 10-minute walk from Moscone.

Details: 4:30pm – 8:30pm, Northern Duck

f. Slalom Fest

Experience a vibrant art installation, delectable food and drinks, and lively DJ beats at Slalom Fest. Explore this dynamic event at the stunning Minna Gallery.

Details: 5pm – 10pm, Minna Gallery

g. Apps Associates’ Happy Hour

Engage with the Apps Associates’ team to launch Dreamforce 2023 with a splash! Enjoy delectable food, drinks, and invaluable networking opportunities.

Details: 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

h. After Dark

Immerse yourself in the exclusive VIP experience of After Dark, hosted by Own Backup. Discover the excitement by registering for this mysterious event. An opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Details: 8pm, Location TBD

i. Modern Sales Pros Free Happy Hour for Sales Leaders

Unwind and connect with global sales professionals at the Modern Sales Pros Free Happy Hour. Enjoy delectable food, drinks, and the company of remarkable sales pros.

Details: 6pm – 9pm, Madare

j. Gerent x Salesforce Happy Hours

Don't miss out on four amazing happy hours hosted by Gerent across two venues – Buena Vida and Jamber. Enjoy authentic flavours and flowing drinks while networking. On Tuesday 12th, experience a happy hour at Buena Vida Cantina for those in manufacturing, automotive, and energy industries, and another at Jamber for education and non-profit sectors.

Details: 5pm – 7pm, Buena Vida Cantina and Jamber

k. Metazoa’s Dreamforce Happy Hour

Immerse yourself in the future of AI technology while enjoying complimentary appetizers and cocktails at Metazoa's Dreamforce Happy Hour. Additionally, explore their two-day AI event on the 12th and 14th at the American Bookbinders Museum.

Details: (Happy hour) 4pm – 6:30pm, American Bookbinder’s Museum

l. Street Digital Dreamforce Happy Hour

Delight in the inviting atmosphere of the Street Digital Dreamforce Happy Hour at Social 303. Connect with Dreamforce attendees, Salesforce enthusiasts, and industry professionals in a relaxed environment.

Details: 4pm – 8pm, Social 303 (Smokehouse BBQ)

m. Sailing Toward Quality Excellence – All Aboard with Provar and Flosum!

Embark on a unique Dreamforce experience aboard a boat with Provar and Flosum. Enjoy apps, drinks, and dancing as you sail the China Basin. Network with attendees, share insights, and make new connections.

Details: 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Pier 40, South Beach Harbour

n. Revenue Grid Wine and Cheese Soirée

Join the exclusive, invite-only Wine and Cheese Soirée by Revenue Grid. Enjoy exquisite flavours, engaging conversations, and an interactive tasting led by expert Laura Werlin.

Details: From 6pm, One Market Restaurant

Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

a. Dreamfest

The grandest Dreamforce party returns! Dreamfest 2023 is back, supporting UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation. While this year's main live act remains a surprise, past performers like Metallica and the Red Hot Chili Peppers set the bar high. Get ready to be thrilled!

Details: Time TBD, Chase Centre, Warriors Way

b. The Revenue Launch Pad for Dreamfest

Wind down after a busy day by celebrating RevOps with Traction Complete and your newfound Dreamforce companions at the Revenue Launch Pad. Connect with leading minds in RevOps, sales ops, and sales leadership while enjoying craft beers, wines, and good food. Your attendance supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Details: 5pm – 8pm, Soma Eats on 2nd

c. Computer Futures Dreamforce 2023 Happy Hour

Amidst the Dreamforce bustle, unwind at the chill-out happy hour by Computer Futures. Expect good food, great drinks, and even better company!

Details: 4pm – 7pm, Wine Down SF

d. The Engagement Party 2023

Branded as the unforgettable 'dance party', The Engagement Party is a non-profit Dreamforce highlight. Anticipate a hosted bar, dance floor magic, surprise performances, and more!

Details: 8pm – 11:30pm, Monarch, 101 6th St

e. Dreamfest Pump Up Party

Ready to ramp up for Dreamfest? Connect with old and new friends alike at this energetic party. Gear up to dance the night away!

Details: 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Home for Marketers at the Pink Elephant Alibi

f. Pickle ball DF 2023

Seeking something different this Dreamforce? Try pickle ball! All skill levels are welcome for this lively event, offering prizes, swag, refreshments, and fun.

Details: 9am – 12pm, The Crossing, 200 Folsom St

g. OSF Digital’s Dreamfest Warm Up Cocktail Reception

Elevate your pre-Dreamfest experience with a glamorous cocktail reception by OSF Digital. Enjoy Californian coastal cuisine and creative cocktails at Michelin-rated restaurant Aphotic.

Details: 5pm – 7pm, Aphotic *(Event at capacity)*

h. Natter box Pre-Dreamfest Happy Hour

If bowling tickles your fancy, join Natter box and Playvox for networking, great food, and drinks. A sure-fire recipe for a fantastic time!

Details: 4pm – 6pm, Yerba Buena

i. Conga x Accenture Breakfast

Begin the busy day with a collaborative breakfast by Conga and Accenture. Network, learn, and bond over great food at the Executive Order Bar & Lounge.

Details: 8am – 10am, Executive Order Bar & Lounge

j. Bobablazers at Dreamforce 2023

Join fellow community members for boba fun and social networking at Dreamforce 2023. A low-key, no-pressure event with boba treats.

Details: From 3pm

k. Gerent x Salesforce Happy Hours

Gerent is hosting four amazing happy hours across two venues. Expect authentic flavours, flowing drinks, and relaxed networking opportunities. On Wednesday 13th, enjoy one happy hour at Buena Vida Cantina for the Salesforce insurance industry and one at Jamber open to all industries.

Details: 5pm – 7pm, Buena Vida Cantina and Jamber

l. Dreamfest Pre-Party Happy Hour

The ultimate happy hour experience sets the stage for Dreamforce’s Dreamfest concert! Begin your night with style and proceed to the concert in comfort.

Details: From 4pm, The Brixton, 701 2nd Street San Francisco

m. SaaS Connect Cocktails

Connect with SaaS leaders during Dreamforce at Hotel Zetta. Enjoy drinks, bites, and networking to foster partnerships.

Details: 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Hotel Zetta

n. Dreamforce Customer Appreciation Cocktail Party

Celebrate yourself at Dreamforce 2023! Head to International Smoke for fresh appetizers, curated cocktails, and valuable networking.

Details: 4pm – 7pm, International Smoke

Thursday, September 14th, 2023

a. Elements Wine Down

After three action-packed days at Dreamforce, it's time to find your balance again. Join the Elements Cloud wine down session to reconnect with old friends, forge new connections, and toast to successfully navigating this bustling event.

Details: 4pm – 9pm, Elements Cloud Spaces, 95 3rd St.

b. 10th Anniversary Amplify @DF23 Breakfast

Celebrate a decade of Amplify's journey in this special year. Join the Amplify community for a memorable breakfast, engaging conversations, and a touch of indulgence with mimosas. This event welcomes everyone, whether you're attending Dreamforce or not.

Details: 7:30am – 10:30am, The Julia Morgan Ballroom

c. Marketers Afterglow Party

As Dreamforce comes to a close, seize the opportunity to unwind before bidding farewell. Treat yourself to complimentary refreshments and fare while cherishing the meaningful connections you've built throughout the week.

Details: 4pm – 6:30pm, Home for Marketers at The Pink Elephant Alibi

d. 11th Annual Michaelforce Cigar Shindig

When the keynotes are done, the expos have dazzled, and the Dreamfests have rocked, there's still one more memorable experience waiting for you. Join the iconic michaelforce Cigar Shindig, a beloved community tradition that promises camaraderie and conversations, even if you're not a smoker.

Details: From 6:30pm, Cigar Bar and Grill

Pricing and Registration

While Salesforce has yet to release ticket prices, early bird tickets are typically available leading up to the event. Sign up to receive updates on the availability of early bird tickets.

The Venue

Dreamforce often takes place in the Moscone Centre in San Francisco, which is recognised for its immersive experience. The campus is home to several locations, such as the Admin Zone, Dev Zone, Partner Expo, and Dream Park, each of which offers a unique selection of possibilities, ranging from expert Q&A booths to Trailhead challenge zones.

Why Attend Dreamforce 2023?

Do you still have any reservations about Dreamforce 2023 being a good fit for you? The following are strong arguments in favour of going:

• To learn: Take part in live demonstrations, the most recent technological developments, and the near future of technology.

• Connect: By actively networking, forge connections on both a professional and social level.

• Charity: Dreamforce focuses on aiding the neighbourhood and the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals.

• Celebration: The Dreamfest promises to be a fantastic occasion.

In Conclusion

Beginning now should be Dreamforce 2023 preparation. We look forward to attending it and seeing you there. Dreamforce 2023 will surely be a remarkable event that you won't want to miss, whether you go to network, learn, support a cause, or just to have fun.