40+ Dreamforce Parties 2018 That You Must Attend!

Varsha Venkatesh Dreamforce
Dreamforce 2018 Parties Masterlist

It’s not easy to pinpoint what not to miss while at Dreamforce. But if it were me, then I would definitely put Dreamforce Parties 2018 second on my to-do list after the conference itself. Most of these Salesforce parties at Dreamforce are thrown by Salesforce itself or its partners.

Since we are in the same boat, to help you out, I have put together a list of Dreamforce 2018 Parties to keep you updated.

Now, let’s get onto the list of Dreamforce Parties 2018.

FYI, there is no particular preference order for the following list. To make it easier, I’ve instead listed it according to the date scheduled.

Here goes:

Monday, September 24th

1. Newbie E’ Komo Mai

Time: Monday afternoon
Venue: TBD

Monica Sanberg and Misty Jones are arranging a newbie E’ Komo Mai welcome event on Monday afternoon for new #SalesforceOhana to meet other Trailblazer Community members. If this is your first time, make sure this one’s on your list of must-attend Dreamforce parties. 

2. Power Up for Dreamforce Party

Time: 7pm – 11pm
Where: The Dirty Habit at Hotel Zelos

Simplus is hosting the Power Up for Dreamforce party to get you all geared up for the 4-day extravaganza with food, drinks, vintage arcade games, and giveaways.

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Tuesday, September 25th

3. Demandbase Temple Party

Time: 9:00 pm
Venue: Temple Nightclub

Dreamforce 2018 parties begin on Day 1 itself! Join Demandbase and other B2B marketers at the Temple Nightclub for a fun night filled with drinks, food, live DF, and plenty of dancing.   

4. Conga’s Silent Disco

Time: 7 pm
Venue: The ThirstyBear Brewing Company

If you’ve been to Dreamforce before, then you must have heard about Conga’s Silent Disco. If you want to experience a Silent Disco, include Conga Connect’s Silent Disco to your Dreamforce party list. This year, they will have three DJs, an open bar and double the space of last year.

5. Outfierce

Time: 7pm
Venue: The Village – 969 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

This Intergalactic Annual Outforce benefit event at Dreamforce is happening again or 8th time! Join Salesforce Ohana Group for allies of diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity to celebrate equality at Dreamforce.

With an intergalactic dance floor, supersonic beats by DJ Christopher B, cosmic refreshments and more, Outfierce will be an out-of-this-world fundraiser. This year’s nonprofit beneficiary is The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth. All Dreamforce attendees at this benefit will have the awesome chance to win some raffle prize packages! Hurry, get your tickets today.

6. BlueSkies

Time: 7:00pm
Venue: The Fairmont Penthouse

Bluewolf and IBM are hosting the BlueSkies celebration at The Fairmont Penthouse. This Bluewolf party is going to be an evening of networking, drinks, and a live band.

7. Marc Benioff Keynote Streaming Party

Time : 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Venue: 555 Mission St DLA Piper Offices Floor 24 San Francisco, CA 94105

Elements.cloud is hosting the Marc Benioff Keynote Streaming Party, Hawaii style! Which means leis, sliders, and tater tots. If you don’t want to fight an auditorium seat, just register here.

8. APAC on Tour Welcome Reception

Time : 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue : Bently Reserve

To help you kickoff the Dreamforce week, the APAC Marketing Team at Salesforce have been running a regionally specific program at Dreamforce called APAC on Tour. So, let your hair down and meet and network with around 1,000 of your fellow delegates from across Asia Pacific. The access to this party is limited to full Dreamforce Conference Pass or Dreamforce Sponsor Pass holders who work in APAC. They also have a Lounge that you can access throughout Dreamforce.

9. Roof deck party

Time : 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m
Venue: 50 Hawthorne St. between Howard and Folsom

Anaplan is hosting a party on their rooftop deck, where you can go to enjoy the San Francisco skyline, cocktails, and hors-d’oeuvres.

10. Dreamforce Happy Hour and Keynote

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Tehama Grasshopper 431 Tehama Street San Francisco, CA 94103

New Voice Media is hosting the Dreamforce Happy Hour and Keynote at their NVM Hub. Catch the live broadcast of the most awaited part of Dreamforce, Marc Benioff’s keynote while sipping drinks and enjoying delicious snacks.

11. Twilio Dreamforce Welcome Reception

Time: 5 PM – 8 PM
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel

Twilio is hosting a Dreamforce Welcome Reception welcoming the 4-day extravaganza called Dreamforce with the backdrop of the San Francisco skyline, cocktails, and hors-d’oeuvres on the Four Seasons patio.

12. Salesforce North Party

Time : 6:30 PM-10:30 PM
Venue: The Mezzanine, 444 Jessie Street

Friends from the North, this one’s for you. Salesforce is hosting a North Europe party in San Francisco style for all Trailblazers from the BeNeLux and Nordic regions. There are food stations from different parts of the city like the Castro, Chinatown, the Mission, and North Beach. Of all the Dreamforce parties, this one is sure to give you the complete San Francisco food experience! Don’t miss out on this.

13. #DF18TacoTuesday

Time : 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Venue: Nick’s Crispy Tacos and Rouge Lounge 1500 Broadway at Polk St.

Hit this party for some “Muchos Tacos” on Dreamforce Tuesday and help support a great cause. Your $40 ticket gets you a Taco Fiesta which lets you build your own Tacos from a variety of choice ingredients such as soft corn & flour tortillas, choice of 2 types of meat, black & pinto beans, with a variety of salsas, cheese, onions, cilantro, lettuce, limes, guacamole and sour cream. Ay, papi! So much delciouso!

All proceeds will be donated to Mission22.

14. Salesforce Poker Tournament

Time: Cards at 6:45pm
Venue: One Market Restaurant

Dreamforce parties are all not just drinks, rooftops, and food. There’s poker too! The Salesforce Poker tournament is a fun night of charity poker and networking to raise money to help people living with Parkinson’s disease. All skill levels welcome! Note: $100 donation required.

15. Pre-Dreamfest Party

Time : 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: 3rd Street Tap Room, 251 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Groove, Aviso, and Clearbit are hosting a Pre-Dreamfest Party so you can just stop on by on your way from Dreamforce. The best part is that it’s free and you can get your groove on with the open bar, hors-d’oeuvre, killer music, cool entertainment, and fun prizes.

16. Latinoforce Fiesta 2018

Time: 6pm
Venue: 5th floor, 415 Mission Street

This will be the 3rd annual Latinoforce Fiesta so you can get Dreamforce 2018 started with a Latin beat.

Wednesday, September 26th

17. DF18 Newbie “Reunion” Breakfast

Time : 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM PDT
Price: $25
Venue: Coffee Cultures SOMA

As fast as Dreamforce parties go, Eric Dreshfield’s DF18 Newbie “Reunion” Breakfast is a must for all, you Trailblazers! You don’t have to be a Dreamforce newbie to attend, but if you are one then definitely don’t miss it! You can make a lot of personal connections to help see you through your Dreamforce experience. The best part of such Dreamforce Parties is that all proceeds will be donated to Project Night Night.  

Follow this event on Twitter and the SFDC Community to connect with other Trailblazers and get updates on the bacon!

18. Reception at Dreamforce

Time: 4:00pm
Venue: The Grand Hyatt

If you’re looking for Dreamforce 2018 Parties with a view, check out Carahsoft’s Reception at Dreamforce happening at The Grand Hyatt. You can enjoy the extraordinary panoramic views of the City and Bay, delicious hors-d’oeuvres and an open bar all the while networking with your peers. And the best Dreamforce parties are the ones with live music, isn’t it? Especially when it’s San Francisco’s original 80’s tribute band, Tainted Love. 

19. The State of Salesforce Launch Party

Time : 6:00pm
Venue: 720 Howard Street

What’s better than being under the stars, atop Moscone, and celebrating the release of the seventh-annual The State of Salesforce report! Entries to some Dreamforce parties like this one are via an invitation on request. So, sign up for it today if you’re thinking of attending.  

20. Women Innovators Network

Time : 3:00pm
Venue: 
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission Street

Bluewolf’s 11th annual Women Innovators Network reception honors four female change agents committed to furthering diversity and inclusion within their organizations and industries. Catch the keynote address and honoree recognition by some really inspiring people.

21. The Concert for Kids for UCSF Benioff’s Children Hospital

Time: After Dreamfest
Venue: City Hall & Civic Center Plaza

The Concert for Kids is a wonderful initiative where all the proceeds will go to UCSF Benioff’s Children’s Hospital.

22. Ping pong tournament and party

Time: 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Venue: 50 Hawthorne St. between Howard and Folsom

You’re halfway through Dreamforce! Unwind with a little ping-pong with your peers. Doesn’t matter if you’re a ping-pong master or an aspiring amateur, this tournament cum party will be super fun! Register here!

23. Twilio Dreamforce VIP Lounge

Time: 8 AM – 2 PM
Venue: B Restaurant and Bar, atop Moscone North

Looking for a quiet lounge to sit back, relax, recharge, and catch up on your work? Twilio’s Dreamforce VIP Lounge is open to you with food and drinks.

24. Bier, Bratwurst, Ein Halbes Hendl Und Musik

Time: 5pm – 8pm
Venue: Tehama Grasshopper 431 Tehama Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Oktoberfest at Dreamforce 2018! NewVoiceMedia is hosting a Beer, Bratwurst party with a traditional Oktoberfest setting. Grab a stein and your lederhosen and celebrate! O’ Zapft is!

25. Annual Charity Fundraiser

Time: 5-7pm
Venue: Rooftop Terrace, 655 Ellis St (just a 4 minute walk from Dreamfest!)

Join Salesforce’s Baldforce to raise funds for a great kids charity! Not only will you have lots of fun, drinks, and awesome prizes, you’ll also be in a world of laughter pains, thanks to the hilarious Baldforce! Give ’em a shout out. Register here.

Thursday, September 27th

26. Sales Enablement Soiree

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Venue: Four Seasons

Dreamforce parties aren’t just about the food, fun, and frolic but also where you can learn a lot! The Sales Enablement Soiree is an exclusive networking event for Sales Enablement where you can get the latest on sales enablement from industry luminaries and discuss best practices, the best sales enablement tools you use, challenges, and more.

27. The Engagement Party

Time: 9 pm
Venue: Monarch SF

Idealist Consulting is throwing The Engagement Party, one of the top Dreamforce parties for nonprofits & progressives. If you’re with a nonprofit or BCorp, the entry is free.

28. Final Rooftop Bash

Time : 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.

With just one more day of Dreamforce left, join Anaplan for a final hurrah on their rooftop.

29. MapAnything After Hours

Time: 9Pm onwards
Venue: Temple Nightclub, 540 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

End your Dreamforce journey on a high note with MapAnything’s Afterhours Party at one of San Francisco’s hottest nightlife destinations, Temple Night. With the promise of a nigh of mind-blowing diversions & hypnotic sounds, diverse and soulful mixes created by California native, DJ Malachi, you won’t be too sad to say goodbye to Dreamforce!

30. Let’s Get Digital

Time: 8pm onwards
Venue: Terra Gallery & Event Venue, 511 Harrison St

Bounce back to the 80s with this Dreamforce party feat. REV RUN and DJ RUCKUS! Dance to some amazing hip-hop beats, enjoy vintage arcade games, and join in on the BATTLE OF THE BOTS! This is going to be one awesome party. RSVP now if you have a full Dreamforce conference pass!

Friday, September 28th

31. MichaelForce Cigar Shindig

Venue: Cigar Bar and Grill, 850 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Dreamforce parties without cigars? Oh hell no, thanks to Michael Farrington!  This will be the 8th MichaelForce Cigar Shindig where you can relax and unwind after the exhilarating yet exhausting conference with cigars, food, and drinks. The date is yet to be decided so keep checking back!

Party Every day!

32. CRM Science Breakfast

September 25th-28th, 2018
Time : 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Venue: 649 Mission St

Dreamforce Parties 2018 aren’t just in the evenings! There are breakfast parties too. CRM Science is organizing breakfast each morning at their pop-up HQ. They’ll be the ones with the lab coats!

33. Dana Hall’s Hug Dana Event

Who would say no to this? Dana Hall’s Hug Event throughout the 4 days is probably one of the best Dreamforce parties! Give her a shout out and make sure you meet her. 🙂

34. B2B Champions Club

When: September 25th-28th, 2018
Venue: One Kearny San Francisco

Just a 5 minutes walk from the Moscone Center, Radius is organizing the B2B Champions Club where you can build connections, attend interactive Sales and Marketing sessions, network with thought leaders, and have fun while doing it all! You can catch the live stream of Marc Benioff’s keynote on Tuesday, September 25th at 3 PM.

If you want to learn more about the best practices for developing an ABM strategy, check out the session with the ABM Leadership Alliance on September 27th.

35. Skuid Lagoon

When: September 25th-28th
Venue: PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center 851 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103

The Skuid Lagoon is where you can go to relax, recharge (literally, because they have charging stations!), and network with industry leaders. There’s free WiFi, an awesome lounge space, and complimentary breakfast, lunch, snacks, and refreshments. The VIP pass will give you access to their cocktail party.

36. Powered by Integration – Dreamforce Lounge 2018

Cloud Elements is organizing the Powered by Integration to bring product, sales, and marketing leaders together to share and learn about integration strategies. The best part, this relaxing lounge is absolutely free.

37. The Huron Lounge

When: September 25-26
Time: 8 AM – 5 PM PST
Where: Huron Lounge at Osha Thai, 311 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

The Huron Lounge is a space to gather for meetings, watch keynotes, grab coffee and food, or kick back and relax at daily happy hours. The Huron Lounge will have open seating, Wi-Fi, and a private meeting room. There are also daily giveaways, including t-shirts, signed copies of Dual Transformation by leading strategy firm Innosight, and daily competitions to show off your Salesforce skills.

38. Slalom Lounge

When: September 25th – 27th
Time: 5 PM onwards
Where: House of Shields

Slalom is hosting happy hours at the House of Shields bar which is one of San Francisco’s most historic bars. At the Natoma Cabana, they’re organizing exclusive roundtables, speaking sessions, and a Women in Tech event. You can reach out to your local Slalom contact to learn more.

39. Digital Transformation Wonderland

When: September 25th-28th
Time : 8PM – 5PM
Where: ThristyBear Brewing company

Get the All Access pass from Conga to enjoy the ThirstyBear’s relaxing ambience, beverages, and world-class dishes. Register to the Digital Transformation Wonderland for lounging around at the ThirstyBear, the Silent Disco and more.

40. FinancialForce Business Unlimited

When: September 25th-28th
Where: Fogo de Chão

FinancialForce is organizing a bunch of events, 3 awesome parties, and a keynote. These events have limited availability so register soon!

41. Groove Lounge

When: September 25th – 28th
Where: 3rd Street Tap Room 251 3rd Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Yet another relaxing lounge to recharge and catch up on work during the day and unwind with drinks at night. There’s free WiFi, charging stations, meeting space, complimentary breakfast, lunch, snacks, and refreshments, daily giveaways, and fun prizes. Registration is free!

42. Anaplan Sales Oasis

When: September 25th-28th
Time: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m
Venue: 50 Hawthorne St. between Howard and Folsom

Join Anaplan at the Anaplan Sales Oasis every day for drinks, snacks, a headshot booth, and other fun activities! Register here.

43. Industry Cloud Executive Dinners & Events

When: September 25th-28th
Venue: Multiple

Vlocity, a Titanium sponsor of Dreamforce, is organizing a whole bunch of sessions, parties, and events throughout the 4 days of Dreamforce. Check out all of the Dreamforce parties here.

44. Coveo VIP Cocktail Party

Time : 8AM-5PM
Venue: Tabletop Tap House

Yet another lounge for you to unwind after a busy first day at Dreamforce with an evening of networking, fun and cocktails. You can meet and network with support, customer success and sales leaders to exchange over refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Register here.

More Parties!

45. Lauren Touyet’s SF Ohana Coffee Session

When: Sunday 23rd
Time: 4pm
Venue: DocuSign Executive Briefing Center, 221 Main St. Suite 1500

Lauren Touyet throws a Salesforce Ohana Coffee session every year! If you want to meet fellow Trailblazers and build your Ohana, and check in with the community, don’t miss out on this one! 

46. Dreamforce Community 5k Fun Run

Check in: 6:00 – 6:20am
Start Time: 6:30 am

Dreamforce doesn’t have to be all work and party. The annual Dreamforce Community Fun Run is back for the 6th time. The date hasn’t been announced yet but the trail will begin and end on the sidewalk directly in front of the Ferry Building’s main staircase (as every year). 


 

Varsha Venkatesh

Varsha Venkatesh

Content Marketing Specialist at Whatfix
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