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I Am the Biggest Travel Klutz You've Ever Met

I don't know about you - but I am completely travel challenged.

My wife and kids joke around that I am always thorough and detail oriented in every aspect of my life...except for those instances where an airport is involved.

Then...for some reason, all bets are off.

Over time I've learned to embrace lists in order to help organize, streamline and simplify what to pack, what to check for, and what to do - prior, during and after any trip.

Thankfully, checklists have helped make my travel issues a thing of the past and now I can rely on my lists to help me remember what worked...and what didn't from prior trips.

If you haven't been to Dreamforce before, all I can say is - Dreamforce is not like any other trip you've ever taken.

Dreamforce is a marathon event that is also a combination of learning, networkings, social gatherings, parties, concerts and reunions.

Sleep? Good luck getting any of that.

Packing for Dreamforce can be a real challenge...even for veteran Dreamforce attendees.

To make your packing experience easier, below you will find my recommended packing list so that you can benefit from my travel experiences and hopefully eliminate some frantic moments (because no one wants to arrive at a conference only to discover a major part of their wardrobe got left behind).

Check out the list below, and let me know if you think I missed anything.

Travel Related

  • Carry on luggage (check the weight & dimensions with your carrier)
  • Packing cubes
  • Comfortable shoes for the flight
  • Passport/Driver's License/Photo ID
  • Boarding Pass
  • Neck Pillow
  • Ear plugs
  • Eye mask (you might want/need to catch some sleep on the plane)
  • Wallet
  • Toiletries (for the plane)
  • Sanitizing wipes (for the germ-infested areas of the plane where prior passengers changed diapers)
  • Purell
  • Reusable water bottle (although you can't pack it on the plane, you will need it for constant refilling once at Dreamforce)
  • Blazer/Jacket(s)
  • Shirts - Both dress & casual
  • Slacks/Skirts - Both dress & casual
  • Jeans (Thanks to Michael Meisels for this addition!)
  • Watch
  • Comfortable shoes - Both dress & casual
  • Jewelry
  • Belt
  • Undergarments
  • Socks
  • Laptop/Tablet + Chargers
  • Phone + extra charging cables
  • Extra battery
  • Travel surge protector w USB ports
  • Mobile Apps
  • Salesforce Events
  • Salesforce1
  • Uber
  • Lyft
  • Business cards
  • Business card case
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket / Sweatshirt
  • Alternative sources of caffeine (if you don't drink coffee) 
  • Vitamins
Safe travels!


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David Giller a Salesforce MVP, User Group Leader, Trainer, Consultant, Blogger & Author.

Although he started his career as an attorney, David entered the world of enterprise-scale IT management at NBCUniversal, & continued at GE Capital, where he was first introduced to Salesforce & became known as "The Salesforce Guru."

David is now CEO of Brainiate, helping companies unleash the power of Salesforce.

You can read more about David's bizarre career path here.

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