Event Preview: Dreamforce 2019

November 13, 2019 by Verified First

Blog_ Dreamforce 2019 Event Preview

Salesforce is hosting its annual extravaganza, Dreamforce. From November 19th-22nd, attendees will receive invaluable insights, updates on the latest technology, and networking opportunities that feel more like meeting up old friends. Here are the sessions we're most excited for.

Introducing VMS - Recruit, manage, and screen volunteers within Salesforce

Tuesday, November 21, 11 AM - 11:20AM 

While we're always excited for this annual conference, we're particularly excited about this year's Dreamforce as we will be introducing our newest Salesforce app: Volunteer Management and Screening (VMS). Nonprofits have to manage donations, recruit volunteers, and so much more to make their mission a reality. Volunteer Management and Screening is our solution for Nonprofit Salesforce users. With VMS, nonprofits can quickly create volunteer needs, easily recruit volunteers, and compliantly screen volunteers-- without ever leaving Salesforce! Volunteer Management and Screening takes volunteer management to the next level, giving nonprofits more time to focus on their mission. Attend our Dreamforce session, "Introducing VMS - Recruit, manage, and screen volunteers within Salesforce," to learn more about our VMS and its solution.

In addition to our introductory session of VMS, Dreamforce will host over 3,000 sessions (yes, really!). So, to help you navigate this year's conference, we thought we’d highlight some additional sessions we’re most excited for. 

An Inside Look at American Cancer Society's Digital Transformation

Tuesday, November 19, 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

The American Cancer Society completely rehauled its digital strategy, including all applications and software they were using. They switched from one system to an entirely new one while adding more than 4,000 new employees. Learn from this major nonprofit with speaker Kathy Pourmehr, Senior Director of Application Services at American Cancer Society, as she explores what went well and what they would have done differently when completely transforming their digital strategy.  

Fireside Chat with Tim Cook and Marc Benioff

Tuesday, November 19, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Two of the world's leading CEOs, Tim Cook of Apple and Marc Benioff of Salesforce, will share how their companies ignite productivity, learning, and creativity. There is a bit of mystery behind what exactly this means, but we know that a session with a speaker like Tim Cook, it ought to be insightful.

Why America Gives | A First-Look at Brand New Consumer Survey Data

Wednesday, November 20, 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Economic, political, and sociological factors will always change when, how, and why Americans donate. Just in time for year-end donations, don't miss this session full of insights and findings from Classy's latest nationwide consumer survey. Katie Golland, Classy’s Product Marketing Manager, will also discuss how things like new tax laws, political events, and the ever-changing economy will affect donations.

A Conversation with President Barack Obama

Thursday, November 21, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 

Marc Benioff, co-CEO of Salesforce, will talk to President Obama about the work he's been doing since his presidency. What else do we need to say?! 

Technology Doesn't Transform Organizations, People Do

Thursday, November 21, 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Because Volunteer Management and Screening is a tech solution that helps nonprofit organizations recruit and manage volunteers and donors, we’re super excited for this session, featuring Jarrod Bell, Chief Technology Officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Jordan Schwartz, Business Architect at Traction on Demand. Together, they'll explore how to balance people and technology to create a genuinely beneficial technological transformation. 

Nonprofit Trends: What's Hot, What's Not

Thursday, November 21, 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM 

The more data you have, the better you can build a strategy for success. Jarrett O'Brien, Product Marketing Director at Salesforce, will talk about the 2019 Nonprofit Trends Report findings with other nonprofit leaders. They'll discuss what the report findings mean and how you can use them to refine your 2020 strategy.

From Athlete to Advocate with World Cup and Olympic Champion Megan Rapinoe

Thursday, November 21, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

One of the most memorable moments from the 2019 FIFA World Cup was Megan Rapinoe running to the crowd with her arms stretched out wide after scoring a goal in the Women’s World Cup opener. It's a moment that sparked debate— was she genuinely celebrating her love for the sport or being too boastful? Hear from Megan herself as she shares her journey as a female athlete fighting for equality for women worldwide.

Brain Health and Resilience: Deepak Chopra & Emilia Clarke

Friday, November 22, 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Deepak Chopra is a health and wellness advocate who will talk about how resilience can help you work through life’s challenges. He'll not only talk about the incredible potential of the human brain, but he’ll be joined by Emilia Clarke, also known as the Mother of Dragons in Game of Thrones (!). Together, they’ll talk about her recent brain injury and how it impacted her and how she views life. This session is sure to have you leaving Dreamforce ready to reprioritize your health.

While we highlighted the sessions we're most excited for, you truly can’t go wrong with Dreamforce 2019. For more guidance on the 3,000 sessions available, check out the conference's trail maps

If you’re not attending Dreamforce, don’t worry! You can still learn more about how our Salesforce App, Volunteer Management and Screening (VMS), can solve your nonprofit needs today.

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