Get Engaged at Dreamforce ’14

Get Engaged at Dreamforce 2014
The biggest nonprofit tech conference of the year is fast approaching as Dreamforce ‘14 comes to San Francisco October 13-16. There are so many ways to get engaged (and we’re not even including marriage proposals, although that’s not out of the question) and the spirit of giving back is more integrated in the Dreamforce experience this year than ever. Here are some of our top recommendations.

  • Attend sessions. Hands-on-Trainings are always popular (and fill up quickly), but there are many other inspiring sessions for nonprofits of all sizes. Check out our top picks here.
  • Come to The Engagement Party. Idealist Consulting is hosting our ever-popular Engagement Party Wednesday, October 15. This year in addition to the drinks, food, DJ dance party, and photo booth you know and love, we are taking over an all-new venue and inviting TED-speaker Cody Goldberg to kick things off with an inspiring talk on play. Join us Wednesday 10/15 at 8pm – RSVP here.
  • Go to the Gala. Tuesday night’s gala, The Concert for Kids, is a benefit for the UCSF Children’s Hospital. This year’s gala features Bruno Mars and Cake and your concert ticket is included with your Dreamforce registration.
  • Hang out in the Foundation Zone. When in doubt, head to the Foundation Zone to meet consultants and solution partners, drop in on a roundtable discussion, or share your story on screen. Check out Brent’s tips for more ideas on how to make the most of your time.
  • Check out the onsite volunteer opportunities. The Dreamforce Plaza on Howard street is your hub for volunteering and giving back at Dreamforce on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings.

Dreamforce is special because unlike other conferences, you will see echoes of the 1-1-1 model and the spirit of engagement throughout the week. And of course the best engagement often happens on a personal level, in line at Starbucks or finding yourself in a pedi-cab with a stranger trying to get to the same place. Or, on the flip side, through digital conversations (follow #df14 throughout the week for a peek at what’s happening, whether you’re at Dreamforce or not).

How do you engage with your peers and partners at Dreamforce? Share your suggestions below, and see you in San Francisco!

Idealist Consulting

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  1. Susan Kenna Wright

    Totally agree with this approach. Be engaged, talk with people and get involved. It will totally enrichen your experience.

  2. Mary Pustejovsky

    Agreed on the 1-1-1 model. Don’t forget to bring a can (or two) of food for the 1 million meals drive!

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