Frequently Asked Questions

General

Northeast Dreamin’ is like Dreamforce or the World Tour, but led by your local New England Salesforce user group leaders & fellow Salesforce users. It’s swapping best practices, learning new features, listening to inspirational speakers and networking with other Salesforce users in the area just like you. It’s one time a year where we can come together as the greater Northeast and hear what each other has to offer, and how we can each help each other live and grow with the Salesforce ecosystem!

The folks behind Northeast Dreamin’ are all Salesforce customers, not Salesforce employees. Salesforce has worked with us to sponsor elements of the event, like some swag and some of the speakers you’ll see in our lineup, but all content and material is our own, and informed by you!


Northeast Dreamin’ has a modest registration fee to allow for the space, food, and accommodations. We aim to keep registration reasonable; for any questions or other info, please reach out to contactus@northeastdreamin.com.

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at NED 2022! Please fill out the form at https://northeastdreamin.com/volunteer-sign-up/ to submit your info and join our list of volunteers.

Any questions? Let us know at volunteers@northeastdreamin.com.

We’d be glad to help! Reach out to us at contactus@northeastdreamin.com.

Venue

Room blocks are available at the The Graduate for $159 per night. Both single and double rooms are available. You can book directly here or or call a Hotel Reservations Agent directly at 401-421-0700 and choose Option 1. Use group code 2204NOREAS. Cutoff date for rooms at The Graduate is March 28th, 2022.

The NED discount rate is available for the evenings of April 27th and April 28th. There are also limited rooms available on April 29th.

Please note: the conference itself will be taking place at the Rhode Island Convention Center, a short walk from The Graduate.

Space is limited, so don’t delay in reserving your room!

Yes and yes! The venue has WiFi and we will have charging stations available. There are also scattered spaces around the venue for folks who need to take calls or want to check email between sessions.

The Rhode Island Convention Center Is located at 1 Sabin St, Providence, RI 02903.

Flying:

The nearest airport is T.F. Green Airport in Providence.

The venue is approx. a 1.5hr drive from Logan International Airport in Boston (BOS) or Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT.

Driving:

Providence is conveniently located off Interstate 95 and is easily accessible from both the greater Boston area and New York City area. The venue is approx 1 hr drive from Boston, MA and Hartford, CT; 3 hr 15 min from New York City; 1.5 hours from Manchester, NH and Portsmouth, NH.

For more information on driving directions & parking, see https://www.riconvention.com/exhibitors/directions-parking

Public Transportation:

Providence Station is served by Amtrak (Acela Express & Northeast Regional) and MBTA commuter rail (Providence/Stoughton line from South Station)with many daily trains to and from Boston and New York City.

Parking is available at the RI Convention Center garage for $13.00 (3-10 hours), with a maximum of $20/day (10-24 hours). Overnight parking IS available. We are not offering parking validation. 

If you are staying at The Graduate, self-parking is available in the garage located directly behind the hotel at 51 Washington Street.  It is preferred that guests check in first, then the front desk will review the instructions for coming and going from the garage and parking ticket validation.  The cost is $25.00/night and this also includes in/out privileges.

The venue is wheelchair accessible with ramps and elevator access. There are sound systems in every room. There is mothers’ room available; please let us know at registration if you would like access to this room during the conference or email us at contactus@northeastdreamin.com.

There will not be any translation services or childcare provided. We do want to work with all attendees to make sure the space is accessible – if you have any accessibility questions or concerns, please reach out to contactus@northeastdreamin.com so we can address them!

Northeast Dreamin’ 2022 will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

Sessions

Unfortunately, NED 2022 sessions are not being live streamed or recorded. We are unable to take on the logistics and cost of live streaming the event this year. We recognize that providing access to the event to community members who are unable to attend in person is an important accessibility need, and we are already thinking about ways we can do better in the future. Have ideas? Please let us know at contactus@northeastdreamin.com.

Slide decks for the presentations WILL be shared via the NED event app (Whova) and the NED Trailblazer Community group following the conference.

Please read our page on how we select NED speakers. We want to make our selection process as transparent as possible and welcome any questions or feedback that you may have. You may contact the NED Content Committee at speakers@northeastdreamin.com.

Yes! We are using Whova as our event app for NED 2022. The app is how you can bookmark sessions, register  for our Hands on Trainings catch key NED 2022 announcements, connect with other attendees, access the slides from the sessions, and more. 

All registered attendees will receive an invite to the app. You must be registered for NED in order to join the app.

Have questions? Reach out to us at contactus@northeastdreamin.com.

There is no pre-registration for our sessions, with the exception of our Hands-on Trainings (HOTs). Please see our HOTs FAQ for more information.

You may register for our five Hands on Trainings (HOTs) on Flow, Reports, and Dashboards through our event app, Whova. You must already be registered for NED in order to access the app and register for a HOT.

Our HOTs have limited seating and are expected to sell out, don’t miss your chance to attend.

COVID-19

Yes! NED will be taking place in person in Providence, Rhode Island on April 28-29, 2022.

Have questions? Please reach out to us at contactus@northeastdreamin.com.

Our current event capacity is 500. However, this may be adjusted if necessary to ensure that all presenters and attendees can attend the event safely.

Masks are optional at NED 2022. We encourage you to make or update your choice to mask or not throughout the conference as you feel comfortable.

We believe that the best way to ensure the safety and well-being of our attendees is through vaccination. Prior to attending NED, attendees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination. More details coming soon.

We will offer ticket refunds up to 30 days prior to the first day of the Northeast Dreamin’ conference. We intend to use Eventbrite for event registration. You can learn more about their refund policies here.

Yes, reach out to us at contactus@northeastdreamin.com.