Pre-Dreamforce 13 Must-Do List – Plan ahead or you'll be sorry
Dreamforce ’13 is just 10 days away! Do you have your game plan down yet? Speaking from experience, it’s not the kind of show you want to just show up with an open agenda and “figure it out.” Plan ahead and go home feeling like a champ. We put together a must-do checklist to help you out. Must-Do List: 1.) Register for sessions ASAP: It’s really why you’re going to DF, right? Time to learn new ways to get more out of your CRM and help your company. But the best sessions are filling up fast. So move fast. Register here. 2.) Get on the party lists NOW: There is so much amazing food, drink, fun and entertainment to be had. But the best party lists will *cap*. Don’t be the guy drinking alone at the hotel bar! Here’s a start: REVOLUTION, Rehab Lounge, and of course Green Day. You’ll be thanking me later (when you’re inside the party and the non-planners aren’t). 3.) Mark keynotes in your calendar: Know when and where they are. There’s some seriously awesome speakers this year. Don’t be the schlep in the corner having to stand for two+ hours because the keynote went standing room only before it even started. Study this agenda and be in the right spot at the right time. 4.) Escape from the fray: There may be a lot of bean bags around Moscone where you can cop a squat but peaceful stations they are not. Clear your head for a few at the pretty Yerba Buena Gardens or go across the street at SF MOMA for the rooftop garden, great coffee bar and stellar views. 5.) Find the kick-a$$ Dreamforce t-shirts: Don’t leave Dreamforce without an irreverent T-shirt. Here’s one place we can guarantee you’ll get one. Spend some time on the exhibit show floor and you will get some very cool stuff (guaranteed). 6.) Scout the nearby cocktails (non-convention related!): The W Hotel lounge is a happening spot with fun drinks and a good wine list. The Thirsty Bear is a fun brewery that with some seriously good Spanish tapas. And if you want to catch a game, then Jillian’s is a solid sports bar with large-screen TVs and billiard tables. 8.) Work the kinks Out: Conventions can be rough on the body! Take a long walk up the Embarcadero starting at the Ferry building. It’s awesome. Or even book a massage at a place like the Burke Williams Spa which is right by Moscone. 9.) Stake out how to win stuff!: Yes, walk that exhibit show floor and come home with some hot goods, e.g. GoPros (even pre-enter!), Jambox, Beats by Dre. There will be contests galore and killer apps. Do not miss out! 10.) Know how to get your *real* coffee fix: If you find the Moscone mud not working for you, help is available. Besides the SF MOMA Cafe I mention above, there’s the Blue Bottle Coffee (a cult favorite among locals who appreciate individually brewed cups of java) and Peet’s on the corner of 4th and Harrison is the best place to grab a quality cup to go. See you at the show…in all the right places!