Dreamforce, the world’s largest software conference is back!
This year, from the 20th to the 22nd of September, the global Salesforce community is descending on San Francisco, California for the largest annual event in the Salesforce calendar.
It’s safe to say that there are plenty of us who cannot attend the keynotes, panel sessions, community building and after parties in person. But there’s good news… Salesforce has announced that you can experience Dreamforce on Salesforce+ for free!
Once you register, you will have access to the full three days of Dreamforce streaming live on two channels with 72 hours of content, global takeovers, as well as over 200 on-demand episodes.
Who is speaking at Dreamforce?
Salesforce has gained fame for its ability to call on some of the world’s most exciting philanthropists, celebrities, politicians and executives to speak at their events. Dreamforce 2022 is no different.
There are the to-be-expected leaders Marc Benioff and Bret Taylor (co-CEOs of Salesforce) and Stewart Butterfield (President & CEO of Slack) as well as C suite representatives from Salesforce’s global partner and client base – PWC, Slalom, IBM, Accenture, Deloitte Digital, Calendly, Vimeo and even Build-A-Bear.
Then there are the celebrities and philanthropists – Jennifer Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Jane Goodall DBE, Bono and athletes like professional rock climber Alex Honnold, basketballer Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Olympians Dina Asher-Smith, Allyson Felix and Paralympian Melissa Stockwell. Add to the list former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and it’s safe to say that after a stripped-back, mostly online event in 2021, Dreamforce 2022 is back at full power.
See the full list of Dreamforce 2022 speakers.
Don’t miss out on these Dreamforce 2022 sessions
With 72 hours of content to choose from, catering for timezones around the world, it can be hard to decide where to begin. Which is why we’re here to make your choice easier! Here are our top 10 events that you don’t want to miss at Dreamforce 2022 and how to watch them for free on Salesforce+.
1. Dreamforce Main Keynote
9:00 PM – 10:30 PM BST
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
There’s no better place to start than Dreamforce’s kick-off keynote hosted by Salesforce Co-CEOs Marc Benioff and Bret Taylor along with a few special guests! You can expect key announcements as well as some inspiring words to kick off Dreamforce 2022.
If you’re short on time, you can watch the Highlights from the Keynote which streams just after, running for 30 minutes as opposed to the full 90 minutes.
2. The New Frontier: with Matthew McConaughey
1:00 AM – 2:00 AM BST
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Actor, author and Salesforce brand partner (remember the Superbowl halftime ad?) Matthew McConaughey sits down with Marc Benioff to discuss how to turn values into action that is good for the earth and everyone on it.
The combination of McConaughey’s renowned personality and Benioff’s ability to extract real value from one-to-one conversations makes for a promising hour!
3. Digital Transformation for an Evolving Future
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM BST
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
Hear from a panel of CEOs (Deloitte Digital, Build-A-Bear, Standard Bank) about their journeys to accelerate and harness the power of digital transformation to drive success.
With an eclectic mix of industry expertise, this session promises to be an interesting insight into the minds of leading CEOs.
4. Using Business as a Platform for Change
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM BST
11:00 AM – 11.30 AM EDT
A number of top CEOs sit down to discuss how to lead companies who take a stand for social justice and how they prioritise diversity. The conversation features Salesforce’s Chief Business Officer and Chief of Staff Ebony Beckwith, CEO of Nextdoor Sarah Friar and other guests.
5. Art, Activism & ‘Surrender’: Benioff and Bono
11:00 PM – Sep 22, 12:00 AM BST
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Lead singer of U2, cofounder of (RED) and ONE and author of upcoming new memoir ‘Surrender,’ Bono sits down for an intimate conversation with Marc Benioff.
6. Women’s Empowerment Takes Center Stage with Jennifer Hudson
12:30 AM – 1:00 AM BST
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Jennifer Hudson needs no introduction and we can‘t wait to hear how she is using her platform to lift up women around the world.
We’re excited for Hudson’s dynamic conversation with LaShonda Anderson-Williams, EVP and CRO of Global Healthcare and Life Sciences at Salesforce.
7. The Future of Our Planet with Al Gore
1:30 AM – 2:00 AM BST
8.30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
In this half an hour session, Al Gore shares the latest on the sustainability revolution. Get ready to be inspired to tackle the climate crisis!
8. Dreamfest, the Concert for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals
3:00 AM – 3:30 AM BST
10:00 PM – 10:30PM EDT
Dreamforce’s annual concert, Dreamfest, is an unforgettable night, and this year Salesforce has announced that Red Hot Chili Peppers will be headlining this charity event!
9. Leading in a Flexible Work World
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM BST
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM EDT
The dialogues around Digital HQs is only gorwing and we’re excited to hear about the challenges these CEOs are facing and how they support their organisations in the evolving digital nomad landscape. With Calendly CEO Tope Awotona, CEO of Vimeo Anjali Sud and President of NYSE Group Lynn Martin, we’re excited to see this group of leaders sit down together!
10. True to the Core
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM BST
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Join Salesforce Co-Founder and CTO, Parker Harris, Chief Product Officer, David Schmaier, and a range of Salesforce product leaders for a live Q&A forum about the Salesforce product roadmap.
It’s time to look forward! This one is a little different, and definitely not one to miss as Salesforce users.
How to watch Dreamforce for free
We hope you’re getting excited for Dreamforce 2022 after seeing the top 10 sessions we’re looking forward to!
You can register for free on Salesforce+ to watch all of these Dreamforce sessions and much more.
However you end up watching Dreamforce this year, we hope you enjoy it and find friends, colleagues and watch parties to share your experience with.
Dreamforce 2022 here we come!
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