Lets be honest. You are attending Dreamforce 2012 this year to learn a few new things and find out what Salesforce.com will release soon, but it is what happens after hours that truly entices you to make the trip. It is not the free beer and liquor that lures you in but rather the “networking opportunities”… right? Right.
A few Dreamforce 2012 after parties have already been announced, and several more will surely be advertised in the coming weeks as Dreamforce 2012 approaches. Below are a handful of Dreamforce after parties and I’ll add additional posts as more social events spring up.
Dreamforce Appirio Mobile Party App
Our friends at Appirio and CloudSpokes created m.dreamforcesocial.com, a mobile friendly website to track Dreamforce after parties and events. A few Dreamforce events have already been listed. Check back often for updates.
Masterpieces 2012 – The Dreamforce Marketing and Sales Party of the Year
The Marketing Alliance will host a Dreamforce after party at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (aka SFMOMA, 1/2 block from the Moscone Center) on September 18th from 7pm to 11pm. Food and cocktails will be served.
I attended this Dreamforce after party last year and it was pretty good. Get a table towards the back of the building early before they fill up. Also, make sure you RSVP sooner than later as +5,000 signed up last year but only 2,500 were provided tickets. Sign-up for the Masterpieces 2012 Dreamforce after party and remember to tell others you will be attending via LinkedIn.
FinancialForce.com Dreamforce After Party
Two separate after parties are being hosted by FinancialForce.com. Their first Dreamforce After Hours Party will be held at 25 Lusk on Thursday, September 20th from 7pm to 1am. Before you fly out on Friday, attend their Get Your Rehab On “Say Goodbye” party at B Bar Yerba Buena Gardens from 830am to 1130am.
Appirio Dreamforce Party at SFMOMA
The Appirio Dreamforce after party has a great reputation as being the best Dreamforce after hours event of the year. This after party will be held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (aka SFMOMA, 1/2 block from the Moscone Center) on September 19th from 10pm to 2am.
Astadia Cloud Connection Dreamforce After Party
On September 20th from 9pm to 1am, Astadia will be hosting the Cloud Connection Dreamforce after party at City View at Metreon. There will be live music, dancing, and plenty of free alcohol. To attend, print off an invitation and bring your Dreamforce 2012 badge or business card, or, stop by one of the booths on the DF expo floor to pick up a ticket:
Pliny The Elder Home Brew Off Dreamforce After Party
I do not have a whole lot of information for this social event. The Pliny The Elder Home Brew Off appears to be an after party for the home brew niche. The event will be held on September 20th from 8pm to 10pm at the ROE San Francisco night club.
Please leave comments below and share this list of Dreamforce after parties. What DF parties will you be attending this year?
The 2012 Dreamforce Modern Marketing Mixer
Added: August 16th 2012
Eloqua, Netprospex and Influitive are throwing a Dreamforce Modern Marketing Mixer just before the Dreamforce Red Hot Chili Peppers Gala concert on September 19th from 530pm to 830pm. This DF mixer is being held at The Great Room at the W Hotel which overlooks San Francisco and is only one block from the Moscone Center. Cocktails and canapés (aka fancy finger food) will be served and make sure you get your picture taken at the Smilebooth.