17 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.

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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. 

Tuesday, September 25th

2. 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.   

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Walkme Dreamforce party

Time: 8:00pm
Venue: Terra Gallery

Walkme, a digital adoption platform, is hosting a Dreamforce party at the Terra Gallery. Entrance is guaranteed to the first 1000 attendees.

Wednesday, September 26th

6. 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!

7. 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. 

8. 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.  

9. Women Innovators Network

Time : 3:00pm
Venue: TBD

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.

10. 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.

Thursday, September 27th

11. 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.

12. The Engagement Party

Time: 9 pm
Venue: The Monarch

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.

Friday, September 28th

Check back soon! 🙂

Party Every day!

13. 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!

14. 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. 🙂

More Parties!

15. Lauren Touyet’s SF Ohana Coffee Session

Lauren Touyet throws a Salesforce Ohana Coffee session every year! The details of the date, time, and the location is yet to be decided so keep checking back!

16. 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). 

17. MichaelForce Cigar Shindig

Date: TBD
Venue: Same place as last year! 

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!

Dreamforce 2018 already has a lot to offer. Check out our exhaustive Dreamforce 2018 guide that leaves no stone unturned. It has everything you need to know about Dreamforce from registration and hotels to parties and sessions that you cannot miss.

Stay tuned to this space, party people! We’ll constantly be updating this list of Dreamforce parties 2018 you shouldn’t miss.

Varsha Venkatesh

Varsha Venkatesh

Content Marketing Specialist at Whatfix
With a passion for storytelling, Varsha loves creating stories about everything and anything. Right now, she is in her corner creating one about Product Adoption, Training, Onboarding, or unicorns.

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