Nonprofit Dreamin is coming up very soon. In fact it's happening this coming Thursday and Friday. So now that the conference is upon us, I wanted to post a quick post to share what I'm looking forward to seeing at the event. All of the sessions can be seen via the conference's schedule page, and there's still a bit of time left to sign up for this great event that's happening.
There's a number of different things going on, there's a lot of great sessions along with many other things. So let's begin by talking about why I think this is a great conference.
Why Is This Such a Great Idea?
As a Solo Admin working in the Nonprofit Sector, I think it's really great that we can have an event where various people from across the sector can gather together and spend some time getting to know each other, and learning from each other. There are a number of great events that happen across the Trailblazer Community worldwide, events such as Dreamforce, London's Calling and all of the events being put on by Trailblazer Community Groups. I'm sure I can speak of all of the Nonprofit users out there when I say having an environment that allows us all to connect and collaborate is a great thing for all the community working in the Nonprofit sector. So in my mind, and hopefully in yours, this is a great thing for all of us in the sector.
Now let's move on to the sessions.
There are a lot of great sessions happening across the two days of the conference. There's going to be a bit of something for everyone attending. Every session is going to be great, there's some in particular that I am interested in hearing myself, but I have no doubt that all of the sessions being held at the conference will be great and worthwhile watching.
Here's a few examples of sessions that I'm really looking forward to myself:
As I've said, there's a number of sessions I'm looking forward to at the conference. There are three I'm particularly looking forward to, these are Lauren Weller's session on Personalised Skills Pathways, Allen Moy's session on Screen Flows, and Ines Garcia's session on Agile.
Lauren's and Allen's session in particular cover topics I engage in all the time at my job, as I bear the responsibility of training our users and I use flow a lot for creating solutions within the org I manage. Ines' session to me is also particularly interesting as I haven't really investigated Agile thoroughly just yet, so I think this will be a great session to introduce the topic to me and many others in the Nonprofit sector. But I'm interested to know, what sessions are you most interested in at Nonprofit Dreamin? All of them will be great, but what stands out to you?
Collaboration Conversations and Drop-In Lounges
At Nonprofit Dreamin, there will be opportunities to engage in Collaboration Conversations, Drop-In Lounges and Speed Networking rooms. But what exactly are they all about?
Collaboration Conversations are a chance for attendees to innovate along with their peers. Attendees will have the opportunity to work with others in the sector around one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. There will be two of these types of sessions happening across the two days of the conference. Hopefully you can come and join one.
The informal Drop-In Lounges are a chance for you to hang out with other users from the community. A number of groups are hosting a lounge (including our Community Group), so why not join a lounge and spend time hanging out with others from the community.
And finally Speed Networking, Speed Networking sessions are short 1-1 opportunities to meet with others from the community and get to know them a little bit. Not to dissimilar to speed dating, these short random sessions will give you the chance to see new faces.
Have I Whet Your Appetite Yet?
Hopefully what you've seen here will have whet your appetite just a little bit for what's to come at Nonprofit Dreamin. I am really looking forward to being there with everything. Alongside all of the great speakers, I will be doing a session focusing on Challenges for Solo Admins ... I would love for you to come and join me. But more importantly, I'd love for you to come and join all of us in the Nonprofit sector who will be attending. This is the first time this great event will be running, so please do come and join us and make this first event one that the Nonprofit sector and Salesforce Ohana will never forget.
Hope to see you there.