Calling all Salesforce Developers! Are you ready to experience the magic of AI + Data + CRM at Dreamforce 2023? We’ve put together a jam-packed, three-day experience like none other, so get ready to learn, connect, have fun, and give back surrounded by fellow innovators at the largest technology conference in the world.

We know you’re eagerly counting down the days until Dreamforce begins, so keep reading to begin planning your perfect Dreamforce experience — from keynotes to sessions on the Developer Track to hands-on demos in action in Developer Grove.

See the latest technology at the Future of Development Keynote

AI + Data + CRM are rapidly changing the future of business, and developers are at the forefront. Join President and Chief Engineering Officer, Srini Tallapragada and special guests to learn all about the future of development, and how you can leverage AI in your work.

If you’re attending Dreamforce in person, make sure you add the keynote to your agenda. If you’ll be following along from home, catch the entire keynote as it’s live-streamed on Salesforce+.

📅 Mark your calendars: Thursday, September 14, 1:30 – 2:20 p.m. PT
🎤 Featured speakers: Srini Tallapragada, Alba Rivas, Adam White, Kat Holmes, Chris Peterson, Avanthika Ramesh
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Discover release highlights for developers at Developer Preview Live

Get a first look at the top features, tooling, and innovations for developers from the Winter ’24 release. Watch live demos of exciting new product innovations and ask questions of our product experts. There are so many new innovations for developers in this release — you do not want to miss this!

📅 Mark your calendars: Thursday, September 14, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PT
🎤 Featured speakers: Aditya Naag Topalli, Mohith Shrivastava, Ewald Hofman, Danielle Larregui, Greg Whitworth, Akshata Sawant, Sarah Welker
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Skill up on the Developer Track

The Developer Track offers a mix of 20-minute theater sessions in the Developer Theater and 40-minute breakout sessions. Expect to take in best practices, tips, and plenty of inspiration. And there’s something for everyone, no matter which topics you’re passionate about! We have sessions for all levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) across all features and topics: generative AI, Data Cloud, DevOps Center, MuleSoft, Code Builder, Apex, AppExchange, Lightning Web Components, Slack, security, accessibility, and more.

📍 Theater sessions will be located throughout the Trailblazer Forest — in the Developer Theater next to Developer Grove, Redwood Theater, Einstein Theater, Data Cloud Theater, and Olympic Theater. Developer Track breakout sessions will be on the second and third floors of Moscone West. Be sure to check your agenda for exact room locations.

To find these sessions in the Dreamforce session catalog, select Role in the left navigation and check Developer to see all sessions tagged for developers.

Dreamforce catalog with Developers role box checked

Some can’t-miss sessions to add to your agenda ✏️

Unlock the Power of Einstein for Developers
What to expect: Generative AI has taken the tech world by storm. Learn about Einstein’s latest capabilities and how developers can use the technology to build their own AI-powered applications on Salesforce.
Featured speakers: Stephan Chandler-Garcia, Ananya Jha
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Understanding Data Cloud for Salesforce Developers
What to expect: Learn what Data Cloud means for developers, how its artifacts are exposed as familiar platform metadata, and how to ingest and interact with your data using SQL, Apex, Flows, APIs, and SDKs.
Featured speakers: Aditya Naag Topalli, Danielle Larregui
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Want Better Code? Einstein and Code Analyzer Can Help
What to expect: Supercharge Salesforce development with the dynamic duo of Einstein for Developers and Code Analyzer. Learn how to streamline code generation and validation directly from the IDE experiences.
Featured speakers: Gordon Bockus, Vivek Chawla
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Lightning Web Components: What’s New and What’s Coming
What to expect: Learn how you can use Lightning Web Components to make developing on Salesforce easier and more efficient. See the latest features available for LWC and what’s coming up on the roadmap.
Featured speakers: Alicia Teo, Alice Oh, Leo Balter
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Apex Roadmap: What’s New and What’s Coming
What to expect: Salesforce product managers will take a deep dive into recently released and upcoming features on the Apex roadmap.
Featured speakers: Daniel Ballinger, Chris Peterson
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Boost Developer Productivity with APIs and Generative AI
What to expect: Dive into the new GraphQL API, where queries and mutations can be combined on a single request, gaining performance and flexibility. Get a sneak peek at composing queries with generative AI.
Featured speakers: Julián Duque, Ben Sklar, Kiril Seksenov
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Develop Lightning Web Components for Mobile Offline
What to expect: Offline mobile users? Learn how to enable them with custom-based Lightning Web Components to display and even update records while a mobile device is disconnected from the internet.
Featured speaker: Angela Le
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Manage Dependencies and Conflicts in DevOps Center
What to expect: Deep dive into how devs use DevOps Center to manage the software development lifecycle. Get started with DevOps Center and learn to troubleshoot the most common issues, such as resolving conflicts.
Featured speakers: Gilson Canario, Francisco Sammartino
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5 Things Salesforce Developers Should Know about MuleSoft
What to expect: Join this session to learn about key MuleSoft concepts you need to know as a Salesforce developer. We will focus on best practices, tips and tricks, anti-patterns, and more with live examples.
Featured speakers: Gaurav Kheterpal, Akshata Sawant
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Put your skills to the test in the Developer Grove

The Developer Grove, located in the Trailhead Forest, is the home for developers during Dreamforce and the place to begin your three-day learning journey!

Our main attraction this year is an arcade-style competition that puts your prompt engineering AI skills to the test. Complete as many challenges as you can in the fastest time to see your name featured on the leaderboard for major bragging rights!

Visit the demo station that covers our sample apps and code recipes, and discover how you can use them in your own work. Each station will be staffed by Salesforce employees who know their stuff — and love to help others learn!

❗New this year: 1:1 Consultation Station in the Developer Grove. Salesforce Developers can sign up for a 20-minute one-on-one consultation with knowledgeable Salesforce professionals. To book a 1:1 consultation, visit this page and select the “Salesforce Developer” topic. When you’re finished signing up, a confirmation will be emailed to you and available in the Salesforce Events app — download it now in the App Store or Google Play Store.

Screenshot of the Ask the Experts platform with the “Salesforce Developer” topic selected.

Other things to look out for 👀

Dreamforce Main Keynote

Join Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff along with special guests at the Dreamforce main keynote to hear all about our newest innovations.

📅 Mark your calendars: Tuesday, September 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT
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True to the Core Customer Forum

Join Co-founder and CTO Parker Harris for the annual True to the Core customer forum. Hear product leaders share highlights from our product roadmap. If you’ve never attended, this is a great session for developers to ask and hear answers from our product managers. One thing that will remain “core” to True to the Core is that there will be lots of questions!

📅 Mark your calendars: Thursday, September 14, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT
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IT Keynote: Build Your Customer 360 with Trusted AI

Learn how to solve your toughest IT challenges with AI + Data + CRM. Hear how Trailblazers use the latest Platform, Data Cloud, and MuleSoft innovations to build next-generation IT environments, with powerful generative AI capabilities built right in.

📅 Mark your calendars: Tuesday, September 12, 2:30 – 3:20 p.m. PT
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Night 1 Trailblazer Celebration

We are bringing back the fun on night one of Dreamforce. Join us in the Trailblazer Forest from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12 across Admin Meadow, Developer Grove, and Community Cove for social activities, light food, and drinks.

Admin and Architect Tracks

Looking to diversify your agenda at Dreamforce this year? Check out all of the code and low-code sessions on the admin track and the architect track. For more information on each, read the Admin’s Guide to Dreamforce 2023 or Dreamforce ’23 for Architects.

Get even more Dreamforce 2023 content on Salesforce+

Can’t make it to Dreamforce in person? For all three days, select keynotes and sessions will be live-streamed on Salesforce+. There will be two channels and 72 hours of live broadcast. In addition to the live experience, 120+ on-demand episodes will be available for viewing after Dreamforce ends anytime, anywhere.

Register for Salesforce+ now to get access to all of the exclusive content.

Get started now

Dreamforce 2023 will be here before you know it! Take these steps to prepare:

  1. Register to attend Dreamforce if you haven’t already.
  2. Add the Future of Development Keynote & Developer Release Preview to your agenda.
  3. Complete the Road to Dreamforce 2023 Trailhead Quest by 11:59 p.m. PT on September 11, 2023 to unlock an exclusive community badge and enter for a chance to win* one of 25 coveted Trailblazer hoodies or one of 50 Dreamforce shirts.* Official Rules apply. See the Trailhead Quests page for full details.
  4. Download the Salesforce Events app in the App Store or Google Play Store to keep track of everything in your agenda in one easy-to-access place.
  5. Connect with your peers in the Salesforce Developers Trailblazer community group.
  6. If you’re not attending in person, be sure to register for the Salesforce+ experience.
  7. Follow @salesforcedevs on Twitter and LinkedIn for more updates.

About the author

Kaitlin Benz is a Senior Developer Marketing Specialist at Salesforce. She’s most passionate about storytelling, podcasts, and vegan food. Find her on LinkedIn.

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