Posted by: eliz_beth | July 17, 2011

Dreamforce 2011 – Agenda Builder is live!

Last Friday was an important day for those of us in Salesforce-land, the day Agenda Builder went live in the Dreamforce App. Agenda Builder is the piece of the app where you register for the sessions you would like to attend at Dreamforce. If you completely skip over all the social advantages of participating in the app, Agenda Builder is the one piece you can’t afford to miss. Otherwise, no complaining when you arrive on site in August and your favorite sessions are full! Get in there now and reserve your spot!

That said, the next question I’m asked a lot is what should I sign up for? This is a hard question because I don’t know you, I’m not sure what your role is with your Salesforce org, and I don’t know what you want to learn or what your company needs you to learn about. There are so many choices and options and opportunities at Dreamforce only you can decide what you want to do.

Here are some helpful questions and tips to get you started if you’ve not selected your sessions yet.

1- What is your role? Are you an admin, a developer, a user? Are you an admin who wants to learn to be a developer? Are you a user looking for new functionality or insight into how Salesforce works? Look for various hands on training sessions and intro to the service or sales clouds.

2- What are you wanting to do with Salesforce you’re not doing today? You can find sessions for just about anything you can imagine expanding on. From more complex dashboards and reports, to social media and user adoption.

3- Are you interested in what is coming? Register for various Roadmap sessions. Remember safe harbor applies and these sessions are typically not recorded for viewing after Dreamforce.

4- I actually know someone who had a successful dreamforce experience and did not attend one session. Do I recommend it? Not necessarily but it just goes to prove a point- Dreamforce is what you want it to be. You can make a lot of great connections and learn a lot without going to a session. So if you have the opportunity to talk shop with someone, perhaps it is better to go grab some coffee rather than rush to the next session. Odds are you can catch it later on YouTube anyway and your new contact could lead to new opportunities or a friendship that is invaluable.

5- Whatever you do, get there early. Tuesday morning is Community Conference – if you’re not participating in the community already, here’s a chance to learn about it and meet a lot of the names you’ll seen on your screen.

Just some basic information to make your job a little easier. Regardless of what you choose to attend, you’re going to have an incredible time at Dreamforce!

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