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So, you've been waiting all year long for the biggest Salesforce event of the year, and it's finally only two months away. The only question left is: how will you make the most of your Dreamforce experience?

Over the last year, Salesforce has put a ton of resources into the continued acceleration of Lightning Experience, while also empowering the next generation CRM Platform. The Lightning Platform provides the flexibility for all users of Salesforce, regardless of their coding skills, to build apps.

At Dreamforce '18, we have a myriad of fun activities happening throughout the campus to help you activate Lightning in your org and empower your users to start building business transforming apps. No matter if you're learning about Lightning for the first time or you've done your research and are looking for help with the rollout, Dreamforce '18 has everything you need to jumpstart your switch to Lightning. 

Here are just a few of the Lightning activities you'll want to check out this year at Dreamforce:

 

Two Lightning Keynotes

 

Get ready to be inspired by not one, but two amazing Lightning keynotes. To start, attendees can kick off their Dreamforce by attending the It's Better in Lightning: Transition to Lightning Keynote on Tuesday at 9 a.m. PST at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Salon 9. This keynote will provide you with all the tools and resources needed to kickstart the journey to Lightning. You'll also hear how Trailblazers at TicketmasterPenske Logistics and customers of all sizes have built the case for Lightning, managed change at scale, and delivered smarter and faster apps with the Lightning Platform. And join us in person to get a special prize give away from Ticketmaster as well as Dreamforce-edition Lightning t-shirts.

Then, on Tuesday at 1 p.m. PST in the Moscone West convention center, you can get inspired by the Lightning Platform Keynote: Now Building Apps is Everyone's Business. In this session, you'll discover how Business and IT leaders from Align TechnologiesVolvo, and AWS are coming together to revolutionize their app dev process and supercharge productivity by building intelligent, mobile-first apps and processes with the Lightning Platform.

 

Get hands-on at the Lightning Rapids, IoT Village, and IT Observatory in the Trailhead Zone

 

Get inspired and hands-on at the Lightning Rapids, IoT Village, and IT Observatory, where experts will showcase the value of activating Lightning Experience and the power of building apps on the Platform. Join one of many hands-on workshops to build an app in 20 minutes, sign up for a one-to-one Lightning activation consultation, see our connected lego city, and get inspired by one of our deep-dive demos or Trailblazer sessions in our theaters. 

 

Lightning Day - Wednesday

 

This year we had an official day dedicated to Lightning Experience at Dreamforce. Wednesday, September 26 will be the official Lightning Day! Come by the Success Lodge where there will be a keynote, as well as 20-minute theater sessions at the Success Lodge Theatre. Come sit and participate in a Circle of Success to share tips and ideas from your peers.

 

Check out all the amazing sessions we have curated about Lightning

 

Join one of our many breakout sessions with topics for everyone. From thought leadership to roadmap, Trailblazer stories and so much more, there are a plethora of sessions that you can choose from where you will leave feeling inspired and with actionable tips that you can take back to your company. One quick way to see all the Lightning content we have in store is to go to Dreamforce.com and select sessions in the left nav. You can filter by product for “Lightning Platform” and by theme for “Lightning adoption” in the agenda. And that's it! A handy dandy Lightning sessions list at your fingertips! 

 

 

Lightning Champions 

 

Lightning Champions are Trailblazers who have had success with rolling out Lightning or building apps. This year you will have the chance to meet a Lightning Champion to hear tips and best practices for building apps in Lightning and learn how they were able to successfully roll out Lightning Experience in their orgs. They will be leading workshops in the Lightning Rapids zone as well as the Admin Meadow. Don't miss your chance to get advice from a fellow peer who has been in your shoes.

 

Attend the Lightning Platform Party

 

We’re bringing back the best part of the 80’s with THE party at Dreamforce! Be entertained by our surprise guest celebrity (we aren’t quite ready to announce this yet, but rest assured that it is going to be a good one), and test your newfound superpowers with vintage arcade games and a custom Trailhead robot course!

 

Get inspired at The Code: Trailblazing Women in Tech Event

 

Hear from leading women and allies in tech including Anne DelSanto, Lightning Platform GM, and EVP, Shannon Duffy, SVP of Marketing and Mike Rosenbaum, EVP, Product. We welcome all to join this event, as it is not exclusive to women!

 

Enjoy the Lightning magic at Dreamforce '18, learn as much as you can, and have fun! We can't wait to see you at Dreamforce and help you get the most out of Salesforce!