Best Salesforce Events to Attend in 2023Salesforce
One of the incredible things about being involved in the Salesforce ecosystem is the wonderful events. If you are looking to attend some of the best Salesforce events in 2023, we are here to help you. We have put together the events you wouldn’t want to miss this year.
Salesforce and the Trailblazer Community organize events throughout the year and around the world every year. Whether you are in New York, Paris, Sydney or Tokyo, there are Salesforce events happening in most of the big cities across the world.
Best Salesforce events help you to learn about the Salesforce ecosystem, its products and features, and provide you with amazing opportunities to meet and greet fellow Salesforce trailblazers and experts.
If you are not interested in some tips for making the most of Salesforce Events or learning about different types of events, scroll down to find the list of Salesforce Events sorted by date, or select the Schedule section in the Table of Contents.
Making the Most of Salesforce Events
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Feeling hesitant about attending Salesforce events in 2023, or are you potentially more of an introvert? Perhaps you are not sure what value there is in attending one of these events and need some extra guidance?
Below are a few tips you can use to really get the most out of your time when preparing for Salesforce events:
- Understand exactly what it is you want to achieve by attending Salesforce events. Whether you want to meet new people, connect with experts in your industry, or gain a better understanding of a specific Salesforce product, you should clearly understand how you will achieve these goals by attending the event. Review the agenda and plan which sessions and workshops you want to attend before the event. At the events like Dreamforce, it might take a while to get from one location to another.
- Make use of social media, before, during, and after the event, to connect with like-minded Trailblazers. The networking does not start and stop at the event itself, you can continue to connect with like-minded people on LinkedIn and Twitter, for example.
Sharing your learnings, posting photos, and tagging people are great options to increase the reach of your posts from Salesforce events. And don’t forget to follow the event hashtag to see the latest updates and engage with other attendees. This is also a great way to connect with speakers and presenters from Salesforce events.
- Network with other attendees: The Salesforce community is a friendly one, so you will want to make sure you are approachable as well. Listen actively, be curious, show sincere interest when connecting with other Trailblazers, and always be confident. Think about the kind of person you would want to approach at an event like this, and model them.
- Ask questions: Don’t be afraid to ask questions when attending sessions or workshops. This is an effective way to learn more about a specific topic and engage with the speakers. You can even prepare your questions before the event.
- Know what you are selling: YOU! It never hurts to practice a short pitch in front of the mirror explaining who you are, what you do, why you are at the event, and how you can help others. Practice helps anyone but especially if you tend to be a bit shy when approaching new people. Practice makes perfect!
- If you plan to showcase your ISV product or Salesforce consulting company, or even sponsor the event, you must take the preparation process more seriously. There will be a lot of steps to follow with multiple people involved, so it’s best to use a Salesforce project management app such as Inspire Planner to track all the activities you need to undertake to prepare for the event.
With the right Salesforce project management software, you can easily create your event preparation plan with all the tasks displayed on the Gantt chart or in a Kanban view. This plan should include timelines, necessary resources, budget, and dependencies between tasks. You can then assign tasks to your team or vendors, collaborate with your team in Chatter, track deadlines and overall progress, and much more, ensuring your company’s success at the event.
Types of Salesforce Events
There are events organized by Salesforce itself, and then there are Salesforce events that are run by the community. Here are the key differences between the main types of Salesforce events:
- Dreamforce: Dreamforce is the largest tech conference in the world. Dreamforce gathers the entire Salesforce community – customers, partners, employees, and key stakeholders. It returned as an in-person event in 2022 and is going to be held every year again in San Francisco. Those who are unable to attend can also join via Salesforce+.
To help you make the most out of the biggest Salesforce event and decide whether it’s worth attending, we have created our Ultimate Guide to Dreamforce.
- TrailblazerDX: If you are a developer or looking to connect with Salesforce Developers, look no further than TrailblazerDX. This two-day event connects code-based Trailblazers from around the world and is jam-packed with interactive workshops, insightful sessions led by top experts, and community connection. TrailblazerDX is also conducted on an annual basis.
- Salesforce World Tours: If you are looking for something a little closer to home, look no further than Salesforce World Tours. Salesforce takes the show on the road and brings the party to major cities around the globe.
Although not their largest events, they are still full of networking opportunities, presentations and demonstrations, and of course lots of other hands-on things to do. Salesforce World Tours are great for learning about the latest product innovations that can help you create connected customer experiences.
- Salesforce Connections: This event is the place to be if you are using Salesforce for marketing, commerce, and service. For inspiration and ideation around how you can create digital transformation across industries like RCG, Financial Services, Health Care and Life Sciences, or Manufacturing, Connections is where you should be.
- Education Summit: Calling all ed-tech enthusiasts! Empower your students, staff, and wider community with new tools and get inspired by the visionary speakers that Salesforce is hosting.
- Basecamps: These Salesforce events are one of the more intimately-sized meetings that Salesforce hosts around the world. They are all about showcasing customer success stories and helping to inspire others to see what they could do with their Salesforce investment.
- Community-led Events: Last but certainly not least are the local community-led events, commonly known as Dreamin’ Events. These Salesforce events are held across the globe throughout the year and are the only events in this list led by the local trailblazer community group leaders and volunteers. They are designed to cater to and connect local Trailblazers with stories, information-filled presentations, and other Trailblazers too! They tend to follow a similar agenda to the main Dreamforce event but with a more community focus.
2023 Salesforce Events Schedule
Salesforce Events To Be Announced (Coming Soon!)
Event: Singapore Dreamin’
Date: TBA (Mid 2023)
Singapore Dreamin is a one-day event for anyone interested in Salesforce, organized by the Salesforce community volunteers from Singapore. Located in sunny Singapore, the conference is jam-packed with learning and inspiration for all Salesforce enthusiasts and is bound to be a great networking opportunity for Singapore Trailblazers.
Event: TrueNorth Dreamin’
True North Dreamin’ is organized, run, and delivered by people from within the Salesforce community. This community event is funded by local sponsors and aims to share the many different areas of Canada with the Trailblazer community. The purpose of True North Dreamin’ is to bring everyone together and provide the best content available to help educate and provide value for everyone.
Although there are no official plans for True North Dreamin’ 2023, their Twitter account posted in January with the hashtag #TNDReturns, hinting at the event coming back this year!
Date: 19-20 January
Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Cactusforce is a brilliant Salesforce Community-led event crafted particularly for Salesforce Developers and Architects. The event is geared towards upskilling and enhancing the acumen of all attendees through an array of engaging sessions, including intros to the Salesforce Certified Technical Architect program, training, and board exam prep. The community volunteer Trailblazers aspire to raise the bar for all those who build high-performance technical solutions.
Event: Japan Dreamin’
Date: 26 January
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Japan Dreamin’ is led by the Tokyo-based Trailblazer community and is a place for business users, administrators, developers, architects, marketers, and all other Salesforce enthusiasts to get together and connect with one another. Both local and international speakers will be presenting at this Salesforce event.
Event: World Tour Sydney
Date: 1 March
Location: Sydney, Australia
Salesforce is going down under at World Tour Sydney! With multiple tracks and presentations targeting all Salesforce enthusiasts, this major networking event will not disappoint. If you are in Australia and looking to connect with Trailblazers near you, this is the place to be.
R.M. Williams will be leading the keynote and discussing how they are using Customer 360 to create customer success.
Date: 2-3 March
Location: West Valley City, UT, United States
Up for a ski and Salesforce networking event in one place? Snowforce has you covered! This Trailblazer community lead event is a must for any and all Salesforce professionals who want to combine snow with Salesforce and connect with other like-minded people.
Date: 7-8 March
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Kumail Nanjiana is a notable mention of the names that will be attending TrailblazerDX 2023, one of the best Salesforce events that mainly focuses on developers. Of course, other Trailblazers including admins, architects, and partners from around the globe are more than welcome, so make sure you do not miss out!
This year, other notable speakers include:
- Parker Harris, Co-Founder & CTO, Salesforce
- Parul Saini, Head of Business & Enterprise Applications, Uber
- Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer, Tableau
- Sarah Franklin, President & CMO, Salesforce
- Steve Wood, SVP, Product Management, Slack
- and more!
Event: The 10th Annual Salesforce Conference by Next Consult
Date: 21 March (Bulgaria) and 23 March (Romania)
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria and Bucharest, Romania
The event is packed with insightful presentations, inspiring speakers, shared business experiences, real-time demos, high-quality networking, and Q&A sessions.
The agenda will focus on the latest trends in operational excellence, marketing automation, sales management, customer service, e-commerce, professional services automation, business analysis and visual analytics, system integrations, and many more trendy topics, featuring various use cases of the ways digital technology helps organizations work more efficiently.
Last but not least, leading businesses from Bulgaria and Romania will share their digital growth journeys as well as the lessons learned along the way.
Event: Kiwi Dreaming
Date: 23 March
Location: Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
After many delays and bumps in the road, Kiwi Dreaming is finally coming to New Zealand. This Salesforce event is run by the local Trailblazer community and is a chance to connect with the local Ohana and learn things you may not have previously known or connect with people you have not previously met. Their goal is to share knowledge of the Salesforce platform and help enthusiasts deliver even better experiences for their customers.
Date: 31 March
Location: Seville, Spain
dreamOlé returns in 2023 at the Meliá Sevilla Hotel! This community-organized event is sponsored by Copado and Growing Minds and has a growing list of speakers and sessions. Whether you are an administrator, developer, marketer, architect, or any other Salesforce professional, this will be the perfect event for you.
Event: Education Summit 2023
Date: 10-12 April
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
Salesforce themselves are the organizers behind the Education Summit 2023 event and promises to deliver an experience like no other. You will learn how to equip your students, staff, and alumni to better navigate their education journey and create lasting value. Over three days you are sure to learn a lot!
Event: World Tour Washington DC
Date: 19 April
Location: Washington D.C., United States
Salesforce is bringing the tour to the capital with World Tour Washington D.C. With multiple tracks and presentations targeting all Salesforce enthusiasts, this major networking event will not disappoint. Make sure to sign up for more information as it is made available.
Event: Albanian Dreamin’
Date: 29 April
Location: Tirana, Albania
Salesforce enthusiasts in Albania can rejoice to know that their local Salesforce community is getting together to connect with one another and share insights and inspiration. The Albanian Dreamin’ Conference 2023 boasts 12 speakers from 10 countries, and is bound to be a BIG event for those in the region!
Event: World Tour New York
Date: 4 May
Location: New York City, NY, United States
Salesforce is bringing the tour to NYC with World Tour New York. With multiple tracks and presentations targeting all Salesforce enthusiasts, this major networking event will not disappoint. Make sure to sign up for more information as it is made available.
Event: MidAtlantic Dreamin’ (Formerly PhillyForce)
Date: 8 May
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
“Brewed in Philly, Shared with the Ohana” is the tagline for the MidAtlantic Dreamin’ Salesforce event. This is a community event organized by local Trailblazers and their goal is to share information and help each attendee to increase their knowledge, regardless of their level of Salesforce technical background.
Event: Tableau Conference 2023
Date: 9-11 May
Location: Las Vegas, NV, United States and Salesforce+
Celebrate the power of data and the people who power it at Tableau Conference 2023—the industry-leading analytics conference. With 200+ sessions, hands-on trainings, and DataFam favorites like Iron Viz and Data Night Out, there’s something for everyone to transform their career or business with data.
Event: CenCal Dreamin’
Date: 11 May
Location: Fresno, CA, United States
Whether you are an Executive/Manager, Admin/Developer, or Specialist, CenCal Dreamin’ is the place for you to be in May 2023. This is the 4th time the event is run in-person and is the go-to place for all Trailblazers to connect and learn together in Central California.
Event: Texas Dreamin’
Date: 18-19 May
Location: Austin, TX, United States
Texas Dreamin’ is a Texas-sized Ohana Community-led conference that provides knowledge and inspiration while celebrating anyone who uses Salesforce! This event is led by a group of Salesforce Community leaders from across Texas who are enthusiastic about strengthening our community by planning and executing a diverse event in Texas. They aim to empower users, admins, developers, and partners by creating an energetic environment for strong connections, learning core skills, and building great careers.
Event: India Dreamin’
Date: 20 May
Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
India Dreamin is an event organized by the vibrant Indian Salesforce community. It is open to all Salesforce users who share a passion for innovation – developers, admins, partners, customers, and students around the world. If you are an existing Salesforce user or you are wondering what all the hype around Salesforce is, then this is a must-attend event for you. The event will feature an entire day of inspiring keynotes, speaker sessions, partner and customer success stories, and a great chance to meet your peers from the Salesforce world – all under one roof.
Event: Yeur Architect Dreamin’
Date: 24-25 May
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
This is the Salesforce conference For Architects by Architects. Architect Dreamin’ events are organized independently by the community and held at various locations worldwide. The European version is Yeur Architect Dreamin’, and their conferences are held in different cities in Europe every year.
For this 2023 edition, Yeur Architect Dreamin’ has found a new home in Prague and has garnered complete backing from the organizers of CzechDreamin, which is set to happen on May 26, right after Architect Dreamin’.
Event: Czech Dreamin’
Date: 26 May
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
A jam-packed day of learning and hands-on experiences awaits those who attend Czech Dreamin’. Whether you are looking for networking opportunities or prefer to spend more time with the Salesforce products, there is something for everyone at this Trailblazer community-organized Salesforce event.
Event: Buckeye Dreamin’
Date: 7-9 June
Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Buckeye Dreamin’ is an in-person conference designed for Salesforce users, admins, and developers. Learn new tips and tricks, check out apps, and network with other Salesforce enthusiasts from the region.
Event: Connections 2023
Date: 8-9 June
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Looking to make better use of the various facets of the Customer 360? Connections 2023 is the Salesforce event for you! This Salesforce-organized event promises to help you make your business’s marketing, commerce, and service better by serving inspiration and information.
Event: London’s Calling
Date: 9 June
Location: London, United Kingdom
London’s Calling is Europe’s biggest community-led event for the Salesforce ecosystem. Jam-packed with the highest quality content and 7 different sessions running concurrently (yes, 7!), London’s Calling is going to be an extremely rewarding experience for all Salesforce enthusiasts who attend. If there is one Salesforce event in 2023 that you should be at if you are in London, this is the one!
Event: Dreamin’ In Color
Date: 14-16 June
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Dreamin’ In Color is a conference geared toward current or aspiring Black Salesforce professionals to discuss how to succeed, overcome obstacles and grow thriving careers and businesses in the Salesforce ecosystem.
Event: Yeur Dreamin’
Date: 16 June
Location: Brussels, Belgium
YeurDreamin’ is the very first community-led Salesforce event in Benelux! The conference is a one-day full exciting event with multiple tracks of content and some of the best Salesforce speakers that you don’t want to miss.
Date: 23 June
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Developers can rejoice in knowing that they will get their own developer and architect-focused event in Warsaw in 2023. ApexDreamin’ will feature presentations, best practice sharing sessions, masterclasses and certification guidance focusing on the developer & architectural side of the Salesforce career path. All presentations will be insightful, inspiring and have relevant content for developers of all experience levels and technical abilities.
Event: South East Dreamin’
Date: 29-30 June
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Southeast Dreamin’ is a sensational community-led multi-day conference where attendees can broaden their horizons on all things Salesforce technologies. Based in the vibrant Atlanta area and spanning over two days, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in some thrilling hands-on trainings, enriching sessions on a plethora of Salesforce topics, electrifying keynotes from Trailblazers, and an unforgettable experience of learning and fun!
Date: 12-13 July
Location: Portland, OR, United States
Whether you build with clicks or with code, the Salesforce sessions offered during Forcelandia will leave you with a thirst for more! With a pleasant mix of APIs and IPAs, the event treats you to excellent topics on the Salesforce platform’s programmatic side. There are some seriously informative sessions and incredible opportunities to network with your local Trailblazer community here.
Event: Tahoe Dreamin’
Date: 20-21 July
Location: Lake Tahoe, CA, United States
Join with other amazing Trailblazers in a relaxing and fun environment. Enjoy 1 1/2 days of Salesforce awesomeness, 4 keynotes, and over 20 sessions. Tracks are for Admins/Developers, Architects, and Partners.
Event: GPT Dreamin’
Date: 7-11 August
Generative AI / GPT is changing the Salesforce ecosystem. The vision of the organizers of GPT Dreamin’ is to share, challenge, learn and grow by solving real-world problems using GPT for managing Salesforce. GPT Dreamin’ events are independently organized and supported by Salesforce professionals in the community.
For the first GTP Dreamin’ event, the organizers promise 2 LIVE virtual sessions each day at 9am and 10am PT. The recordings of each session will be available on demand after the event.
Event: MidWest Dreamin’ and WITness Success
Date: 16-18 August for MidWest Dreamin’ and 18-19 August for WITness Success
Website: http://www.midwestdreamin.com/ and http://witnesssuccess.com/
Location: Minneapolis, MN, United States
These two community-led events are coming together to provide some mammoth value to their local community. They will be held back-to-back at the same location. Between both MidWest Dreamin’ and WITness Success, the Salesforce Women in Tech User Group and local Minneapolis user Group are out to provide the best networking experience and keynote speakers in the region. Attendees will learn, network, grow & ultimately excel in their Salesforce careers, be role models and mentor others.
Event: LifeSciences Dreamin’
Date: 24-25 August
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Life Sciences Dreamin’ was created to fill an unmet need for Life Sciences professionals: a space to learn best practices for Salesforce.com and related MarTech and SalesTech applications that are tailored or customized specifically to the Life Sciences industry. Intended for C-Suite executives, VPs, and Directors of Sales, Commercial, Marketing, Sales Operations, Marketing Operations, Revenue Operations, Product Management, and other go-to-market executive positions, the Life Sciences Dreamin’ event series consists of three Lunch and Learn events (Philadelphia, Boston, Research Triangle Park) and a two-day national conference (Ft. Lauderdale).
Date: 12-14 September
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Dreamforce is one of the biggest tech conferences in the world. It is Salesforce’s massive event with over 170k attendees completely occupying San Francisco over a 3-day period in the 2nd half of every year. Over 2,700 sessions and workshops with keynotes delivered by elite speakers from renowned companies take part in this event. Thousands of Salesforce trailblazers from all over the world come over for this extravaganza.
Dreamforce has grown into so much more than a conference — it’s an experience like no other. Admins, Developers, Consultants, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Technical Architects, Customers, Companies, App Builders, Visionaries, Partners, and Salesforce MVPs – they all make this event a lifetime experience for everyone attending.
Event: Northeast Dreamin’
Date: 5-6 October
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Calling all Northeast United States Trailblazers! The Northeast Dreamin’ countdown has begun, and is promising to be a fantastic community-lead event full of informative sessions, inspirational stories, and opportunities to connect with other local Trailblazers.
Event: North Africa Dreamin’
Date: 21 October
Location: Casablanca, Morocco
Bringing the spirit of the Ohana to Casablanca for a full-day event, North Africa Dreamin’ is the place to be if you are looking to get a Dreamforce-like experience in your local area. There are multiple great inspirational speakers and valuable sessions for you to attend, plus the opportunity to connect with your local community.
Event: Florida Dreamin’
Date: 22-24 October
Location: Orlando, FL, United States
Florida Dreamin’ aims to provide inspiration, coaching, and guidance on how to blaze your Salesforce trail. This is a great community event that really supports people on their Salesforce journeys and aims to connect them with other Trailblazers, community groups, and employers as they grow and develop in the ecosystem.
Event: Mule Dreamin
Location: NCR, Delhi
Mule Dreamin is a community-driven gathering designed for individuals who are passionate about MuleSoft. This in-person event, organized by the community for the community, aims to unite MuleSoft users, developers, architects, administrators, and other technology professionals with the purpose of acquiring knowledge, fostering connections, and exchanging valuable insights. This will be the inaugural Mule Dreamin experience.
Event: French Touch Dreamin’
Date: 30 November
Location: Paris, France
This European Salesforce event is organised by the local Paris Trailblazer community and packs in a full day of networking and inspiring sessions. Make sure you attend French Touch Dreamin’ if you are looking for a great day with other Salesforce enthusiasts!
With a year full of Salesforce events, there are no major Salesforce events scheduled for December just yet. Stay tuned for more information as there is always something holidays-themed in December when it comes to Salesforce events!