Why is Dreamforce the World's most exciting Tech event?
Updated: Sep 20, 2022
V5 Digital shares 20 Fun Facts to Celebrate 20 Years of Dreamforce.
The V5 Digital Team will virtually join Salesforce’s 20th Dreamforce, hosted annually in San Francisco.
V5 Digital is a leading Digital Marketing Agency based in Windhoek, Namibia - serving Customers around the Globe - and proud to be an official Salesforce Partner and Dreamforce follower.
Since its inception in 2003, Dreamforce evolved into far more than just a technology conference. It’s an unparalleled experience that brings together the entire Salesforce community, including partners, customers and fans. From inspiring keynotes, groundbreaking innovation, and the hottest musical performances, Dreamforce leaves attendees feeling inspired and motivated to build the future of technology.
Instead of having to pack our bags and make our way to San Francisco with our 170,000+ closest friends, we experience the magic from the comfort of our couches this year. For the third time in its 20-year history, the event will also be streamed on Salesforce+,
a new streaming service for live experiences and original content series—think Netflix for businesses. From being early adopters of Twitter during #DF08 to making its Salesforce LIVE broadcast debut during #DF10, this has been a decade long vision in the making. You can catch the Dreamforce 2021 highlights here.
As we are enjoying another successful and unforgettable Dreamforce 2022, let’s relive some of our favorite moments from year’s past:
2021: Digital is the name of the game. The magic of Dreamforce was exclusively held on Salesforce+ as a curated experience that viewers could and relive at anytime, anywhere.
2020: Salesforce hosted a virtual Dreamforce, attracting more than 140 million views, and its first ever Dreamforce To You, bringing a version of Dreamforce tailored to individual customers around the world.
2019: Dreamforce gathered Trailblazers from 120 countries and 50 U.S States, with more than 171,000 registered attendees and 16 million online viewers. Its also brought in an impressive line of speakers, including former President Barack Obama, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, Megan Rapione, World Cup and Olympic Champion, and more.
2018: Apple and Salesforce announced strategic partnership, bringing together the #1 CRM and iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, enabling powerful new mobile apps for business.
2017: Downtown San Francisco transformed into a National Park themed campus. It also brought in some of the world’s biggest stars and visionaries including former First Lady, Michelle Obama, former Chairman, president and CEO of IBM, Ginni Rometty, actor and innovator, Ashton Kutcher, Hollywood heavyweights and equal rights activists, Taraji P. Henson and Natalie Portman, and more.
2016: Artificial intelligence took center stage with the introduction of Einstein, making Salesforce the world’s smartest CRM. Dreamforce also debuted Dreampitch, a startup pitch competition, where to early-stage startups building on Salesforce App Cloud, pitched to judges including legendary investors Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca.
2014: Philanthropy is ingrained in Salesforce’s DNA. The Dreamforce community donated 1 MILLION meals. And with 7,000 nonprofits in attendance, Dreamforce is the largest nonprofit technology conference in the world.
2011: Marc Benioff welcomed the Social Enterprise, showcasing offerings including Radian6, data.com, Chatter, and more.
2010: The magic of Dreamforce was experienced around the world with its debut Salesforce LIVE broadcast, drawing in 22,000+ viewers.
2009: Salesforce unveiled a new way for people around the world to work with the launch of Chatter.
2008: Dreamforce was an early adopter of Twitter. The event also reached a new milestone with 10,000+ registered attendees.
2007: Parker Harris developed Visualforce, a framework that allows developers to build sophisticated, custom user interfaces that can be hosted natively on the Lightning platform.
2006: Salesforce launched the AppExchange Incubator, now the Salesforce Accelerate Program, to help companies strategically align with Salesforce and grow with the AppExchange.
2004: The event doubled in size with 2,000+ attendees and 100+ sessions.