I wrote this post last year as I was preparing for Dreamforce 16 and revisited it today to update it for Dreamforce 17. It?s a long journey from Ireland to San Francisco but its certainly worth it for four amazing days of technology, customer meetings, giving back and of course parties! Getting excited about it now and started to reflect on the bands and speakers at Dreamforce down through the years
I joined Salesforce in 2008 ? I?m still gutted I missed Foo Fighters that year as my first DF was in 2009.
Let me know if you can help fill any of the gaps below
Bands at Dreamforce:
2003 ? Dreamforce 1 ? 2004 ? Dreamforce 2 ? Motown and Soul from Pride and Joy 2005 ? Dreamforce 3 ? 2006 ? Dreamforce 4 ? Train 2007 ? Dreamforce 5 ? INXS 2008 ? Dreamforce 6 ? The Foo Fighters 2009 ? Dreamforce 7 ? Black Crowes 2010 ? Dreamforce 8 ? Stevie Wonder & Will.I.Am ? Benefit: Neil Young 2011 ? Dreamforce 9 ? Metallica ? Benefit: Alanis Morrisette 2012 ? Dreamforce 10 ? Red Hot Chili Peppers ? Benefit: Lady Antebellum 2013 ? Dreamforce 11 ? Green Day (Blonde opening)- combined with UCSF Benioff Children?s Hospital benefit at AT&T Park. Tony Bennett with Jerry Seinfield performed at a private party hosted by Benioff. 2014 ? Dreamforce 12 ? Bruno Mars (combined with UCSF Benioff Children?s Hospital benefit) 2015 ? Dreamforce 13 ? The Foo Fighters (first returning band) 2016 ? Dreamforce 14 ? U2
2017 ? Dreamforce 15 ? Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz
2018 ? Dreamforce 16 Metallica
Speakers at Dreamforce:
2003 ? Dreamforce 1 ?2004 ? Dreamforce 2 ?2005 ? Dreamforce 3 ? Chris Anderson2006 ? Dreamforce 4 ? Colin Powell2007 ? Dreamforce 5 ? George Lucas2008 ? Dreamforce 6 ? Michael Dell & Neil Young2009 ? Dreamforce 7 ? Colin Powell2010 ? Dreamforce 8 ? Bill Clinton2011 ? Dreamforce 9 ? Eric Schmidt, Gary Vaynerchuk2012 ? Dreamforce 10 ? Colin Powell & Jeff Immelt, Tony Robbins, Sir Richard Branson2013 ? Dreamforce 11 ? Sheryl Sandberg, Marissa Mayer, Deepak Chopra.Also speaking Sean Penn and Alec Baldwin.2014 ? Dreamforce 12 ? Hillary Clinton, Al Gore2015 ? Dreamforce 13 ? Satya Nadella
2016? Dreamforce 14 ? Melinda Gates
2017 ? Dreamforce 15 ? Michelle Obama, Ashton Kutcher
2018 ? Dreamforce 16 ? Al Gore
Note starting in 2013, Dreamforce gala and the Benefit for UCSF Benioff Children?s Hospital were combined. Prior years, the benefit was a separate event.