Celebrate Equality at Dreamforce 2017

October 23, 2017 Mary Scotton

Equality is a core value at Salesforce. Join us to learn about and celebrate #EqualityForAll across the Dreamforce 2017 campus. Here are 3 things to put on your Dreamforce 2017 “must attend” list.

1. Equality Summit

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, don’t miss the mainstage action in the Equality Summit, sponsored by Deloitte Digital.
Equality Summit Speakers

Dreamforce 2017 Equality Summit Speakers

Add those talks and all of the other Equality-themed breakouts (Monday through Thursday) to your agenda. Click here for details and the full schedule!

2. Trailhead Zone

We’re weaving Equality into the Trailhead Zone for Salesforce Admins and Developers, too!

Developer Forest at Dreamforce 2016

Bookmark and/or register for these sessions by searching in Agenda Builder and also find others by setting the Theme to “Equality.” Make sure to select specific days (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs) to see the sessions that match your theme or search term on each day.

Here are the highlights for Developers and Admins:

Developer Track Sessions

  • Accessibility at Salesforce
  • Accessibility Discussion Forum
  • Building Your Career on Salesforce
  • Empowering Women in Leadership and Technology
  • #EqualityTech Roadmap
  • #EqualityTech: Interactive Workshop & Live Demos
  • Leading with Inclusion
  • Women in Tech: A Journey from Admin to Architect

We’re also hosting two sessions in Spanish for our Spanish-speaking guests:

  • Adiós JS Monolito, Hola Lightning (Goodbye JS Monolith, Hello Lightning)
  • Los 10 Mandamientos Apex (The 10 Apex Commandments in Spanish)

Admin Track Sessions

  • How Unconscious Bias Affects Building Innovative Solutions
  • Are You an Imposter? OWN IT!
  • Mentorship in the Real World: Get the Support You Need for Your Career

3. Ohana Group Events

Our Employee resource groups — or Ohana Groups as we call them — are employee-led organizations centered around common life experiences or backgrounds that work to drive equality in our workplace and communities.

Ohana groups at Dreamforce 2017 will bring together their greater communities, their allies, and equality trailblazers to celebrate their unique cultures and give back to create change. Learn about and register for the Ohana Group fundraising parties (Salesforce Women’s Network Event, Outfierce, Latinoforce Fiesta, BOLDforce DreaMix) here.

We’ve Come a Long Way

Four years ago at Dreamforce 2013 in the Women in Tech Salon

There are still many miles to go to reach the Age of Equality, but it’s incredible how far we’ve come since a half-day of Women in Tech sessions in a tiny alcove in 2013. I hope to see you in San Francisco for all the fun! Dreamforce 2017 Full Conference passes are sold out. You can still register now for a Free Expo Pass, which will give you access to the Equality Keynote, Product Keynotes, and the Trailhead Zone on November 8-9, 2017. If you can’t make it to Dreamforce in person, I hope you join us via the live stream!

As always, you can start your equality learning journey today with Trailhead and the Cultivate Equality at Work trail. Earn those badges and then let me know what you think on Twitter @rockchick322004.

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