Frequently Asked Questions

 

Event Details

What day and time? When is the Event?

The entire event will be:
July 11, 2019 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
July 12, 2019 08:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Expo will be open:
July 11, 2019 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
July 12, 2019 08:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Sessions will run:
July 11, 2019 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
July 12, 2019 08:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Keynote speakers will be at:
TBD

Where is the venue?

We’re hosting at the Crown Plaza Hotel - Gatineau Ottawa.
2 Rue Montcalm
Gatineau, QC J8X 4B4, Canada

You may be thinking, wait… this is in Quebec… what about Ottawa? Where are you sending me!? Rest assured, This hotel is right off of downtown Ottawa. Borders are so funny, aren’t they?

How do I get there?

The Ottawa International Airport (YOW) is a 15-minute drive to venue. For more information, visit yow.ca

Via Rail: https://www.viarail.ca/en/explore-our-destinations/stations/ontario/ottawa/station

Are there multiple buildings?

No, all sessions and events will be held within this one building, so you’ll have to get your walking in at Dreamforce.

Are there hotel blocks?

YES! We have set guest room blocks at the conference hotel for CAD$139/night + tax/single occupancy - CAD$15 extra per person. Check out the hotel page for more.

Cut off date for this block is May 27, 2019

If reserving via email, send to reservationcrowneplaza@rosdevhotels.com with the following information.
Group name: 2019 True North Dreamin Conference
Group code: TND

Will there be parking?

The hotel has guest parking at CAD$18/24hrs and CAD$20 for oversized vehicles.

There are also three public parking at garages/lots within a five block radius.


Volunteers

Can I Volunteer?

We need you! If you’re excited about giving back to your Salesforce Ohana, please head to our website and submit your interest! As we get closer to the event we’ll be sending out a survey to ensure we fill all the volunteer spots!


Do Volunteers get free tickets?

We would love to reward all of our volunteers with free tickets, but for this inaugural year, we’re offering ticket discounts in lieu of volunteer shifts. If you’re able to commit to two shifts, your Early Bird ticket is free!

  • 1 Shift - $50 off

  • 2 Shifts - $100 off


Tickets

How much are Tickets?

CAD$100 - Early Bird Admission, available January 1 - March 8 (Limited to 100 Tickets)

CAD$125 - General Admission, available March 1 - April 30

CAD$152 - Confederation Admission, available June 1 - July 11


I want to buy! HOW?!

Head on over to our Eventbrite page and register!


Sessions

How do I become a speaker?

The Call for Presentations is open until March 31st, 2019. Head on over to submit your session and more information on how to do that.


What talk tracks are there?

We are looking for Administrator, Developer, Public Sector, Nonprofit User, and Business User tracks alike. There are around 40 community session spots available.


Who are the keynotes?

Only the most amazing people ever!!!

  • Peter Coffee - VP of Strategic Research at Salesforce

  • Chris Duarte - VP of Trailhead Content at Salesforce

  • Leah McGowen-Hare - Sr. Director of Trailblazer Storytelling and Developer Evangelism at Salesforce


Do speakers get free tickets?

Yes! If your talk is accepted you also will receive a free ticket to the event. If you have already registered, you will be refunded, and will re-register with the appropriate code.


Do speakers get free accommodation or travel?

Unfortunately, we can’t offer this in our inaugural year, but please help us make this event great so we can bump up the event in future years!


Miscellany

What is a Dreamin event?

Dreamin events are being held all around the world to bring the Salesforce Ohana together outside of Dreamforce and TrailheaDX events run by Salesforce itself. These are community run and led events in local areas from Texas to India. This is Canada’s first Nation-wide Dreamin’ event, and we can’t wait to keep growing it!

How is this event Canada-wide?

The team putting this together and the attendees are from all over Canada and we’re hoping to rotate the city of this event each year to cover all of Canada! We’re a BIG country, and there are lots of big cities we want to go to, so why not start in our nation’s capital, Ottawa!


I can’t make it but I want to check out the content!

Reach out to your Trailblazer community leader to get a satellite event in your area, or volunteer with us to host your own!


Who are you people?

Thanks for asking! We’re a group of community leaders and Salesforce evangelists from all over our great big country. Learn about us here!



What’s the weather like?

July is the hottest month in Ottawa, with an average temperature of 22° C (71° F), typically ranging between 16°C and 27°C (61-81°F).


I’m not in Canada - do I need to get a visa to get into Canada?

If travelling from abroad, what you need will depend on where you are from, how you are travelling, and what documents you are travelling with. Please plan ahead, and review the official guidance from Immigration Canada. If a Visa letter is required, please request one here.


What will the food be like?

There will be no food or water, so get ready for a long couple of days.

Just kidding, we’ll have snacks on Thursday, as well as breakfast, lunch, and snacks on Friday. There will be a heady supply of both caffeinated and non-caffeinated beverages available on both days.

We are also planning on having a happy hour Thursday evening.


Sponsorship

If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor, fill out this linked form and our team will get back to you with sponsorship options.