Our editors share their must-see session picks for the first day.

The scale is breathtaking —  2700+ breakout sessions, keynotes, volunteer events, cloud sneakers, parties, meditations, dancing mascots, a national park installation, and more. Greater than a mere tech conference, Dreamforce is an expression of how business can be a platform for change.

So, no matter what you plan for Tuesday, September 25, our editors recommend you set aside time for these three events:


  1. Future of Travel, Transportation, and Hospitality CEO Panel at 10:30 a.m. — Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor, Fortune, and Arne Sorenson, CEO, Marriott, will discuss how businesses can use emerging technologies like biometrics, IoT, and AI — as well as volunteered traveler data — to create seamless guest experiences. Also, Sorenson will share Marriott’s journey to a relationship-based business model.


  1. Leadership in a Changing World: A Conversation at 12:00 p.m. — Join former Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate, Jeb Bush, in conversation with Salesforce Co-CEO, Keith Block, on the opportunities and challenges America must confront in the coming years and how leaders must take decisive action today to ensure security and prosperity for generations to come.


  1. A Celebration of Trailblazers: Opening Keynote with Marc Benioff & Keith Block, Co-CEOs of Salesforce & Special Guests at 3:00 p.m. — It’s overflow viewing only for Salesforce Co-CEOs, Marc Benioff and Keith Block, as they showcase how Trailblazers —  Brunello Cucinelli, Unilever, Marriott, and United Way —  are taking advantage of new products and technologies such as Einstein AI, Trailhead, and Lightning to dramatically change the way their employees across sales, service, marketing, and IT to perform their jobs, skill up, and connect with customers in a trusted way.

Can’t join in person? We’ve got you covered online:



Find descriptions of all Dreamforce ‘18 sessions here.