We want YOU to present at Dreamforce!
Dreamforce is coming, and we need #AwesomeAdmin content for the Admin Track! The Admin Track at Dreamforce 2015 is a 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 26, 2015.
Our aim is to have all acceptances out by June 15, 2015. 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.
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 Proposal Topic. 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 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 additional background for your talk or want to tell us more about what your plans are for the session, use the Details field for that.
If you have more than one topic you’d like to propose, please complete the submission process again for each topic.
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:
- Admin Tips & Tricks to Up Your Game
- Intro to Apex for Admins
- Top 10 Things Every Admin Should Know About Their Salesforce Org
- How to be a Successful Solo Salesforce Admin
- Release Management: Managing Your Internal Releases
- Writing Effective and Maintainable Validation Rules
- Salesforce1 Reporting: A Beginner’s Guide to Making Data Actionable
- Getting to Know Visual Workflow
- Salesforce Magic for the Everyday Admin
- Data Management: Admin Tools for Managing and Optimizing Data
- Taking Your Organization Mobile: Salesforce1 for Admins
- Managing Admin Communications: What to Communicate and When
This list is by no means exhaustive – if you have a great idea that we haven’t mentioned, we’d love to hear about it! Submit your ideas for a 30-45 minute theater or breakout session.
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 June 15, 2015. 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 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 2015. If you’ve already registered to attend you’ll get instructions on how to either refund that registration or transfer to a co-worker.