With Dreamforce ’13 fast approaching, many people are wondering what new and exciting elements have been added this year. The Dreamforce team is challenged every year with how it can be made better than the previous year. This year’s Dreamforce experience WILL be the best one yet. Here’s why:

1. Experience Killer Keynotes: Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg

Among individuals holding professional jobs in the US, 56% are women. Yet, within the tech world, only 28% of software jobs are held by women. However, between January ’11 and January ’12 the number of women in IT jumped 28.9%. Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, and Facebook COO and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg are industry pioneers, and not just for their gender.  And we have both of them giving game changing keynotes at Dreamforce ’13.

2. You'll Learn How to Improve your Life

MedsTony Robbins was a highlight of Dreamforce ’12, and this year’s inspiration will be just as memorable. Legendary guru Deepak Chopra will be joining Dreamforce, along with Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Chancellor of UCSF, inspirational speaker Wayne Dyer, and Dr. David Agus, one of the word’s leading cancer doctors and biomedical researchers. Dr. Agus and Dr. Desmond-Hellmann will discuss exciting breakthroughs in the field of western medicine, while Mr. Dyer and Mr. Chopra will discuss the transformative effects of eastern medicine.  Learn how these medicines overlap, enhance and contrast one another, and how you can channel them both to improve your life. 

3. You'll Get the VIP Treatment

For the first time ever, we are offering a way to get VIP treatment at Dreamforce via our all-new Leadership Pass. The pass offers exclusive access to an intimate experience dedicated to exploring innovation and customer company transformations. Buy the Leadership Pass today, and you’ll hear from visionary speakers, learn from other business leaders, participate in exclusive networking events, and engage in interactive problem solving workshops and roundtable discussions. With the Dreamforce Leadership Pass, you’ll also have access to an exclusive set of benefits, including a ‘fast-track’ registration experience, priority keynote seating, exclusive time in the expo, dedicated attendee support, use of a VIP lounge with premium amenities, and more. 

4. Experience AT&T Park, Gala Style!

AT&T ParkWe all know that the Dreamforce Gala is a favorite experience for attendees. This year we are taking the experience up a notch and throwing the event at AT&T Park. Considered one of the best stadiums in the nation, it has the best weather in San Francisco, and great views of the stage, the bay, and the Golden Gate Bridge from all seats. This quintessential San Francisco institution is the perfect place to celebrate all the excitement of Dreamforce, and will be an amazing setting for this year’s performer. Stay tuned for a band announcement coming soon!

5. A Massive Cloud Expo

CCEsThe crowds have spoken, and we’ve heard you! Thanks to the massive growth in both our partner ecosystem and our Dreamforce attendee base, we are excited to announce that this year’s Cloud Expo will be expanding, with a huge presence in both Moscone North and Moscone West.

The expansion will include additional vendors, as well as the brand new Customer Company Experiences. These incredible showcases comprise of 360-immersive vignettes showcasing salesforce.com customers from key industries. Real use-case studies will delight you and highlight their customer company transformation and the role Salesforce played in them. Of course we will also still have the Salesforce Campground, along with all the 350+ Cloud Partners, the music, the networking, and the unexpected surprises that make the Cloud Expo a true destination at Dreamforce. And this year, there’s twice as much Cloud Expo goodness to explore.

Many more exciting improvements will take place at #df13, and we can’t wait to share them with you! Did you miss Salesforce Live: The Road to Dreamforce yesterday? Check out what Dreamforce Event Chair Julie Liegl had to say about what is new at Dreamforce ’13:

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