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Guide to Salesforce and its Community Events in 2019

Is there such a thing as a Complete Guide to Salesforce and Salesforce Community Events in 2019?  New events popping up all the time. That’s why I’ll update this post throughout the year.

You can now plan for attending for many events today.

There are a few different kind of Salesforce events, many are annually recurring, each centred around either a location, theme or Salesforce product.

The Complete Guide to Salesforce and Salesforce Community Events in 2019

JANUARY

January 12 2019 | PHOENIX, AR, US – CactusForce. Want more code, less fluff? Then come this Saturday to this Salesforce Community-led event for Developers and Architects. Seriously, if you’re an archy in the making, go here. They offer Salesforce Certified Technical Architect (CTA) program intros, training, and board exam prep we will elevate the expertise of those who build high-performance technical solutions. Register to get onto your #JourneyToCTA.

JANUARY 13-15, 2019 | NEW YORK CITY, NY, US – Salesforce at NRF 2019.  That’s THE BIG Retail Show. See Salesforce retail solutions in action, delivering smart, integrated, and innovative shopping experiences. Learn how you can connect every part of your retail business onto its single, intelligent platform. For innovators in retail.

JANUARY 15, 2019 | LONDON, UK – Salesforce Accelerate Graduation Night. Come party with us, as we’ll be there, as Jimson is a mentor for new Salesforce AppExchange Startups.

JANUARY 16, 2019 | PARIS, FR – The Pardot Academy. This will be a morning-only event, about this wonderful B2B marketing automation tool, that integrates so well with Salesforce core. Learn more.

(Can’t be in Paris? Read 7 Reasons Why Pardot)

JANUARY 17, 2019 | MUNICH, GE – Enterprise Architect Forum, hosted by the Salesforce Solution Engineering team. This will be a day spent learning about Customer 360 and MDM experience in a B2B and B2C context. Register.

JANUARY 18, 24, 25, 2019 | SAN FRANCISCO, US – Lightning Now Tour for Developers on the first date, for Service Admins on the second, and Sales Admins on the third. Join them.   I went a few years back when this tour was just launched. I enjoyed the Lightning components deep-dive by Greg Rewis and his team.   It’s a a 2-day workshop by Salesforce, designed to teach you about Lightning Experience and how your business can benefit from it.  First day conceptual, second day hands-on!

Very helpful. My results: Soon after, I made a video: Salesforce lightning benefits for sales AEs and Managers/ and am now a ‘Lightning first’- Salesforce Consultant.

JANUARY 30, 2019 | CHICAGO, US – Lightning Now Tour for Service Admins. Register.

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 12-14, 2019 | ORLANDO, FL, US – All about Health Cloud.  at HIMSS 2019 – a major health care conference in the south. Register.

MARCH

MARCH 7 | AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – With the Salesforce World Tour Amsterdam , the tour will be making it’s way into Europe, to go from here to other locations throughout the EU. Oh, yes, even to the UK ;-). What’s special about the world tour in Amsterdam? It’s in the RAI. That’s a great venue with easy access with parking for drivers, and train/plane access for those who come from further places, as the Netherlands actually serves the whole of the Benelux. Besides the usual keynote speakers, there will be 50+ customer sessions on ‘how their innovative use of technology transforms their business models and keeps them ahead of competition.’  

MARCH 8 , 2019 |  LONDON, UK – London’s Calling. A paid Salesforce Community (Dreamin’) event organised by MVPs. Register now.  

MARCH 12 – AUGUST 27 | GERMANY – The country will see a series of 7 Salesforce Basecamps, in Mainz, Stuttgart, Neurenberg, Munich, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Hamburg. This will be our year, says Salesforce Germany. They are conquering:

These jampacked events are kickstart world tours with 25+ sessions, live demos, a Cloud Expo, ao, to help companies discover how to capitalise on the opportunities of the 4th industrial revolution in sales, customer service, marketing, and commerce to exceed your customers’ expectations. Learn more and register.

MARCH 21, 2019 | ATLANTA, GA, US – Southeast Dreamin’. This Salesforce Community-led event is for Developers. A one & a half day event that features a Keynote speaker, over 20 community-led breakout sessions and Badge-a-thon so you can earn all of the Trailhead badges you have been putting off.

MARCH 22, 2019 | LONDON, UK – Fonteva (Association, Membership & Event Management Platform, that sits on top of Salesforce) will be holding an event for not-for-profit and corporate membership organisations. At the prestigious RAC club in Pall Mall. More info tbd.

APRIL

APRIL 12, 2019 | MALAGA, SP – DreamOlé’19. This Salesforce Community event is for the third year running. It’ s Spain’s version of London’s Calling and other Salesforce Dreamin’ events. Only, much better weather, and a nearby beach to enjoy with your new Salesforce friends. As such, you should expect this to be an extraordinary opportunity to meet and connect with prominent members & influencers of both the Spanish and European Salesforce community. Registration.

MAY

MAY 6, 2019 | PHILADELPHIA, US – Philly Force. My Twitter friend and conference founder, Alexandre Sutherland, inspired me to mention also this Salesforce Community-led Conference individually here. The full-day affair is mostly geared to Salesforce Developers (they’ll have things of interest for other Salesforce professionals who prefer not to code). More here.

MAY 23, 2019 | LONDON, UK – Salesforce World Tour London. The first time I went to a World Tour event was in Milan, Italy. If felt like a summer party, in a ball room. In subsequent years – like for the last 5 years – I have been going to the London World Tours.

The first event in London was small! – Just marginally bigger than Italy’s ballroom affair. The Heron Tower was still called that instead of Salesforce Tower. A long time ago.

Things grew fast. Last year, London World Tour was popping! A sold-out event. Brimming with information, inspiration and networking opportunities. I got quite a lot of answers from the Health Cloud experts there, which I put to good use. Thank you. The annual Salesforce World Tours are highly recommended events, and I’m sure there is one in a city near you. Tweet #Salesforcetour and you’ll get your answers.

Proud Jimson & I in top 25 of people to meet at the event (CloudGalacticos).

MAY 29-30, 2019 | SAN FRANCISCO, CA – TrailheadDX – Salesforce Developer Conference.

 JUNE 27-28, 2019 | SACRAMENTO, CA, US – Note, TahoeDreamin is now part of NorCal dreaming, 1 1/2 days of Salesforce awesomeness, in California’s capital.

JUNE

JUNE 14, 2019 | AMSTERDAM – YeurDreamin’ is the Netherlands Salesforce Community event. They say “Administrators,  Developers,  Business Users and Nonprofits: we’re going to educate, impress, enthuse and surprise you about all things Salesforce.” Sounds good. It’s a Friday. (Read: you get to stay in Amsterdam for the weekend, but still charge your flight to the company, and none will ask questions. )   More info.

JUNE 17–19, 2019 | CHICAGO – Salesforce Connections — learn from those who drive innovation in digital marketing, commerce, and service across all industries. Sign up

JULY

JULY 11, 12, 2019 | OTTAWA, CANADA – True North Dreamin , the Canadian Salesforce Community Event is a 2-day event with multiple tracks of content, keynote speakers, networking, and an awesome Canadian time that you will not want to miss! They’ll have will have satellite events on each coast, in Vancouver, British Columbia and St. John’s, Newfoundland, on those 2 days. Should be awesome, eh?! Great excuse to go up north.

AUGUST

AUGUST 16 | PRAGUE, CHEC – Czech Dreaming.Phil just tipped me that Prague is the latest of the cities where a group of us is getting together and hold a Salesforce party ahum…. training workshop day. Interested to join the First Technical Conference about Salesforce in the Czech Republic? More Info

SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER 20 | PARIS, FR – French Touch Dreamin’, Organised by our friend in Paris, Jean-Michelle Mougeolle, this Salesforce Community event will be every bit as fun as it sounds. After all, it’s set in PARIS. Learn more.

SEPTEMBER 27-28 | NEWQUAY, CORNWALL, UK | ON THE BEACH| Surf Force is an annual Salesforce Technology event that starts at the beach, with your (first) surf lesson. This is truly mixing business with pleasure, as after surfing, the crowd does get on with Salesforce, sharing innovative ideas. This event also has a strong social charter – a beach cleanup and a talk on environmental awareness are on the agenda. Register early.

OCTOBER

OCTOBER 24, 2019 | CAMBRIDGE, UK – InspireEast

OCTOBER 19, 2019 | CASABLANCA, MOROCCO – AfricaDreamin’

OCTOBER 24, 2019 | MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Australia DownUnder Dreaming – Melbourne Edition. Australia – the only country where I’ve lived where the trails are more beautiful than in California. Yes, seriously. And October being Spring there, what better reason, than to learn more about Salesforce, for a nice paid vacation trip down under.

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 19–22, 2019 | SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US – Dreamforce 19, Salesforce’s Flagship event: an annual conference that now takes over the entire city. You’ll know both Salesforce and all of San Fran by the end of it, and will have made some fabo connections as you’ll go back home all Dazzled up with Salesforce news and ‘this coming up next’ – stuff. Register.

DECEMBER

DECEMBER 2019 | India – TrailheaDX. Details tbc.

Don’t forget … Local User Groups

Beyond this list there are numerous local Salesforce meetups that are held at frequent intervals. We at CloudAnalysts run 2 of them: the London Salesforce Marketing Cloud User Group, and often post videos and learning of the sessions here. The other one is the Brighton Salesforce User Group, where we bring the Best of Salesforce to the local business community here.

In London, UK, we’ll have the annual Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Pardot User Group – combined Christmas Party. Stay tuned for date and details.