Less than a month until one of the most exciting times of year: Dreamforce.
Hundreds of thousands of people are preparing for San Francisco – including this year’s speakers. We couldn’t be more excited.
The list of keynotes is off the charts, featuring global influencers like Mary Barra, Mark Cuban, Melinda Gates, Marc Benioff and more. Here are some of our favorite Dreamforce keynote sessions so far.
5 Keynotes to Attend at Dreamforce ‘16
1. The Power to Break Through: Your Ultimate Edge
- Tony Robbins, Life and Business Strategist
An entrepreneur, philanthropist and best-selling author, Tony Robbins has advised leaders across the globe for almost four decades. He’s one of the “Top 50 Business Intellectuals in the World,” and more than four million people have attended his live seminars. This keynote will teach you how to create massive results by surpassing your own limitations. Get ready to discover the power of hunger, and start creating the life you want.
2. Dreampitch Competition Keynote
- Mark Cuban, Founder and Chairman, Lowercase Capital
- Chris Sacca, Founder and Chairman, Lowercase Capital
Mark Cuban is a serial entrepreneur. He’s an investor on the ABC show “Shark Tank,” and the owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Chris Sacca is a former Google executive and an early investor in companies like Twitter, Uber and Instagram. These two will host the first ever Dreampitch startup competition. Three early-stage startups building Salesforce apps will pitch Mark and Chris on why they deserve $150,000 from Salesforce Ventures and admission to the Salesforce Incubator.
3. To Infinity and Beyond! Extraordinary Life Lessons From The Kelly Brothers
From March 2015 to March 2016 Captain Scott Kelly served a record-breaking mission of living one year in space. Captain Mark Kelly commanded the final mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Together, they participated in a study measuring the effects of space on identical twins – Scott collected biological samples during his yearlong journey in space that will be compared to samples provided by Mark, who remained on Earth during that time. In this keynote, they’ll share their experiences after 20 years with NASA and be joined by Salesforce futurist Peter Schwartz for a Q&A.
4. Fireside Chat with Melinda Gates and Robin Roberts
- Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Robin Roberts, Co-Anchor, ABC’s “Good Morning America”
Since the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was established in 2000, Melinda has worked with her husband to approve the direction, strategies and results. She focuses on gender equity, as her work shows how empowering women and girls makes society more prosperous. Melinda will join “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts to discuss women and girls worldwide and how to increase diversity in tech.
5. The Legacy of Ending AIDS for Good
- Deborah Dugan, CEO, (RED)
- Mark Dybul, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
- Constance Mudenda, Ambassador and AIDS Activist, (RED)
- Christy Turlington-Burns, Every Mother Counts
Deborah Dugan is the CEO of (RED), a nonprofit that partners with the worldwide brands like Apple and Starbucks to help fight AIDS in Africa. With more than 25 years of work on HIV and public health as a clinician, scientist and educator, Mark Dybul leads the staff at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Christy Turlington Burns is the founder of Every Mother Counts, a maternal health organization, as well as a social entrepreneur, model and mother. AIDS Activist and (RED) ambassador Constance Mudenda works with the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, overseeing programs for at-risk individuals in the Zambia Prisons System. These leaders will discuss how to make ending AIDS for good a reality, and why it needs to involve addressing the inequality and impact HIV has on women and girls.
These are just a few of the killer sessions at Dreamforce. Register for your favorites and arrive early to snag a good spot. View the full list of keynote speakers here.