Dreamforce 2016 Admin Track Call for Presentations


We want YOU to present at Dreamforce!

Dreamforce is coming, and we need #AwesomeAdmin content for the Admin Track! The Admin Track at Dreamforce 2016 is the platform for Admins to deliver and absorb engaging, actionable, and memorable content that helps them become awesome Salesforce Admins, drive success for their business, and elevate their careers.

The Dreamforce Admin Track CFP will remain open until May 31, 2016.

Our aim is to have all acceptances out by July 4, 2016. For those of you who are new to speaking or have never attended Dreamforce before, never fear – as long as you are passionate and knowledgeable you’ll be fine! We love first-time speakers and provide a great deal of support as you get ready for the Dreamforce stage.

Session Details

Breakout sessions will be in 40-minute blocks. Theater sessions will be in 30-minute blocks. We recommend you plan 20-25 minutes for your presentation, leaving the last 5-10 minutes for questions and discussion.

What Makes a Good Proposal?

First, let’s start with the Session Title. It should be something that will be of interest to all attendees, especially Salesforce Admins, and you should word it in a way that makes it very clear to those attendees what you’ll be covering. Remember at Dreamforce the content options are many, so you’ll want your topic to be very clear.

The Session Abstract field is where you’ll give a short paragraph to quickly tell us what you’re going to talk about. Be creative! Don’t just explain your slide deck, but share your ideas for interacting with the audience: What are you going to build/demo? What discussion will you lead? What will your audience be able to take home with them and show to their companies?

Remember this will eventually be published in the guide and will be the public-facing view of what your talk is about. It should be compelling and clearly communicate what attendees can expect to learn from your session. Spell it out so they know exactly what to expect.

If you have more than one topic you’d like to propose, please complete the submission process again for each topic.

Suggested Topics

We’re looking for fun, engaging sessions that provide actionable content that helps Salesforce Admins build their skills, elevate their careers, and deliver innovative technology solutions for their companies. Here are some ideas for sessions we’d like to see:

  • Beginner Level
    • Salesforce Lightning for Admins
    • Effective End-user Training
    • Getting started with Formulas
    • Managing Admin Communications
  • Intermediate Level
    • Intro to Apex for Admins
    • Utilizing Process Automation tools
    • Taking your company mobile with Salesforce1
    • Admin Tools for Data Management
  • Advanced Admin
    • An Admin’s guide to learning code
    • Coding for Admins
    • Release Management for Admins
    • Lightning App Builder for Admins

This list is by no means exhaustive – if you have a great session proposal that we haven’t mentioned, we’d love to hear about it! Submit your proposal today!

Note that this call for presentations is aimed at sessions focusing on tools and technologies, by Admins, for Admins – show us the Setup Menu!

What to Expect

Proposals go through multiple evaluations. The first round of evaluation will be “blind” – meaning that the content committee will only have access to the session details, and not to the information of the person submitting. During the review process you may be contacted for more information about your proposal. All who submit a proposal will hear from us with the decision on July 4, 2016. Unfortunately due to the high volume of submissions we are unable to provide specific feedback. Should your proposal be approved you will then begin a multi-step process of review and feedback. These required check-ins help both new and experienced speakers say on target for session delivery and insure the best session possible.

If your session is accepted, you will receive a speaker pass to attend Dreamforce 2016. If you’ve already registered to attend you’ll get instructions on how to either refund that registration or transfer to a co-worker.

Click here to submit your proposal today!

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