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Dreamforce 2022 Admin Track Call for Presentations Is Open!

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We want YOU to present at Dreamforce!

Dreamforce ’22 is coming, and we need #AwesomeAdmin content for the Admin Track! The Admin Track at Dreamforce 2022 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.

Today, the Dreamforce ’22 Call for Presentations is officially open!

The Dreamforce Admin Track Call for Presentations will remain open until July 8, 2022

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, including a wonderful Public Speaking Skills module on Trailhead.

There are a limited number of admin nominations that we can bring to life at Dreamforce 2022. Don’t be down if you aren’t selected this year—we have a variety of other events and joint marketing opportunities where we could highlight you. And, as always, feel empowered to share your learnings and tips in the Trailblazer Community.

Let’s talk about the submission process

This year, we’ve made it simple—there’s one form for everyone and one open and close date for everyone. When submitting, it’s best to pay close attention to the values you choose because this one form is collecting information for a lot of different areas of the Dreamforce experience. I won’t cover all of the fields, but I do want to highlight a few key fields and the values you should choose so that your submission is viewed for the Admin Track.

Content Category is the first field you’ll want to choose carefully. When submitting for the Admin Track, you’ll want to choose the “Content/Presentation Nomination Session Nomination”.

Who is your primary audience? This is a single select field, so to be considered for the Admin Track, please choose Administrator.

What makes a good proposal?

First, let’s start with the Proposed Title. It should be something that will be of interest to Salesforce Admins, and you should word it in a way that makes it very clear to those attendees what you’ll be covering (in no more than 60 characters). 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 write a short paragraph (in no more than 500 characters) to quickly tell us what you’re going to talk about. Be creative! Don’t just explain your slide deck, be sure to 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? Address the WIIFM (What’s In It For Me?) benefits. 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.

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

Session details

Breakout sessions are held in dedicated session rooms with seats. Breakout sessions allow you, the speaker, to dive deeper into a topic because you have more time to cover it. The format also allows audience members to engage with the speaker and ask questions. Breakout sessions can be scheduled throughout the Dreamforce campus, however, we do our best to keep Salesforce Admin sessions in the same location.

Silent disco sessions will be in 40-minute blocks. This session has no question and answer time and has a maximum of 75 audience members. What’s a silent disco, you ask? The best way to think of this is as though you are at a dance party with several friends, but the music is only playing in your headphones. Your audience will be using headphones to listen to your presentation.

Theater sessions are held in the Admin Meadow on the theater stage or in related theaters nearby. Dreamforce attendees are free to walk up and listen to your session or take a seat in the audience. Theater sessions are shorter in length—they’re 20-minute blocks and often center around topics that are easy for Salesforce Admins to engage in. A strong format is to have actionable items for admins to learn in a short time period.

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:

  1. Speak on a topic you’re passionate about. This could be about a specific feature, it could be about a solution that you loved, it could be something you know about advancing your career or being an ally that you feel strongly about. The first step in getting your audience to love listening to you is for you to love what you’re saying.
  2. Strongly consider the takeaways and lessons your audience will gain by listening to your talk. Their time is valuable and they will have chosen to spend some of their Dreamforce agenda with you. It’s not enough that the presentation is interesting to you, but what will be interesting to your audience. Be sure these things are highlighted in your abstract.
  3. Have you gained experience in new features or products that were only recently released? Often, Salesforce Admins don’t get the chance to be early adopters of technology on the platform and you may be in a position to give them unique insight.
  4. Do you have a clever solution that might apply to a wide audience? Answer that carefully, because a solution you provided for a specific problem might not be generic enough to have mass appeal.

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!

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

Your session proposal will be reviewed by our core team, and selections will be made to ensure we have the best mix of valuable content for Salesforce Admins of all experience levels. If you have questions, please click on the link to email the CFP team in the Submission portal and check out the CFP FAQ also linked in the CFP portal.

Click to Submit to Dreamforce 2022

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