Salesforce’s annual customer conference kicks off Tuesday in San Francisco, and if you thought TechCrunch Disrupt and Oracle OpenWorld were big, Dreamforce is, well, just massive. In fact, it can easily be called the mother of all tech conferences in the Bay Area.
Around 170,000 attendees are expected at the four-day event, which will host big names such as self-help guru Tony Robbins, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Mark Cuban, will.i.am, Melinda Gates, and U2, who will perform at the “Cloud Palace” Wednesday to raise money for pediatric care and research at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals.
One of the biggest draws of the convention is U2. Tickets, which start at $1,000, are currently available for the 7 p.m. show on Oct. 5 at the Cow Palace in Daly City.
In keeping with the theme of giving, Salesforce is encouraging its customers to help raise a million dollars for the global (RED) Foundation, which was founded by U2’s lead singer Bono to fight AIDS.
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