Dreamforce is the ideal place for veterans and military spouses from around the world to make connections with the Salesforce Ohana of customers, partners, employees, and other stakeholders. As an online community, this is our chance to bring representatives of Vetforce to San Francisco and host our community in real life and we're rolling out the red carpet. Get ready to meet our Military Trailblazers all around the campus.
Who are the Vetforce members you'll meet?
What our vets and spouses have in common is that they are all learning and building their careers on the Salesforce platform and this is their chance to deeply dive in, geek out, connect with, and fully embrace our event. Vetforce members are all learning on our platform but otherwise are in various stages of their careers in the ecosystem. Some stats about the group:
Where can you connect with Vetforce during Dreamforce?
We excited to announce here that Medal of Honor recipient Captain Florent Groberg will be joining us at Dreamforce this year. He's giving a Dreamtalk about his time in Afghanistan and the events that led to him receiving the highest and most prestigious military decoration awarded in the U.S. military. He's one of 12 living Medal of Honor winners from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the first immigrant to receive the honor in 40 years. Read more about him here and look for the session when Agenda Builder goes live.
We also just relaunched our learning platform and we have three sessions that will give a sneak peek into the new all-military Lightning community built exclusively for our training:
#Empowering the military community to launch Salesforce careers
Salesforce for Admins Keynote
Salesforce Vetforce – A New Veteran Experience on a Lightning Community
HIRE A VETFORCE ALUM:
We'll be at the Partner Lodge to evangelize the Vetforce program with companies looking to hire entry-level admins, developers, and analysts. All Partners attending the cocktail hour on Wednesday night will have a chance to meet our amazing cohort. In addition, we're collaborating with Trailhead for Students for the only career fair at Dreamforce. In Salesforce Tower we'll be facilitating meetings of candidates to employers and help job seekers land their first Salesforce role.
MILITARY COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS:
We will have two receptions to welcome and celebrate all the veterans, spouses, allies, and military and veteran-focused customers attending DF18. If you aren't already connected with our team email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How can I prepare before arriving at Dreamforce?
Get ready for the big event by checking out these Vetforce resources before you arrive:
Inside Dreamforce '18: Vetforce
Trailhead: Strengthen and Diversity Your Workforce with Military Talent
As always, we have a few surprises in store so be sure to follow @Vetforce on Twitter for additional announcements and giveaways.