Midwest Dreamin’ is a community led, community ran event. Organized by the following regional User Group leaders who had a dream to bring a ‘Super User Group’ with marquee quality speakers to the Midwest for learning and networking.
Here are some of our favories quotes from past events:
Eric has been in the Salesforce ecosystem since 2009. In 2010 he started the Southern Indiana Salesforce User Group, now called the Evansville, IN Administrators Group. In 2011, he organized the very first Midwest Dreamin’, where 100 Salesforce enthusiasts descended upon Louisville for a full day of Salesforce community learning. Eric has been named a Salesforce MVP every year since 2013. He has spoken at Dreamforce in 2013, 2014, 2016 through 2019, and has organized a Dreamforce Breakfast for Newbies since 2012 as a fundraising event for Project Night Night.
Check out his blog site at https://thedreshonline.com/. And look for him tweeting from one of four twitter accounts: personal; Evansville, IN Salesforce Community Group; Midwest Dreamin’; and Dreamforce Newbie Breakfast.
Denise became an accidental Admin in 2004, and has remained active in the Salesforce Community ever since! She’s a co-leader of the Chicago User Group which serves metro Chicago since 2008. and she is one of the First 500 Salesforce users to obtain the Administrator Certification. She’s also a 7X Salesforce MVP, now MVF HoF member.
The energy and collaboration within the ecosystem keeps her inspired and engaged. She’s excited to be a core member of the Midwest Dreamin Planning Committee since it first came to Chicago, and this year Minneapolis!
Nick has been a Salesforce user since 2009. Starting as an accidental admin for Students Today Leaders Forever based out of Minneapolis, he quickly helped co-found the Twin Cities Nonprofit Salesforce User Group in 2010. Nick likes to believe if you can dream it, you can do it in Salesforce. At Dreamforce 2014, he took that to heart presenting how he created an app called DragForce to track his passion outside of work – drag racing an ’85 Camaro. Nick has been an MVP since 2015 and holds 4 certifications.
Leyna has been in the Salesforce ecosystem, almost from the very beginning, becoming an accidental admin in 2002. She is currently the Salesforce Admin/Project Manager at MURAL and loving it – doing the best work of her life and having the time of her life doing it! A 9x Salesforce MVP, she was welcomed into the Salesforce MVP Hall of Fame in March 2020. Leyna is the former Leader of the Twin Cities Salesforce User Group (2008-2015) and was among the First 500 Salesforce users to hold a Salesforce Certification. Leyna has attended Dreamforce 15 times in person and 2 times virtually. She was a speaker at Dreamforce from 2010-2018 and was the Content Manager for Midwest Dreamin’ in 2014 and 2015. Although she is now located in Ft. Myers, FL, she is coming back to her roots to once again join the MWD team!
While Michelle became an #AccidentalAdmin in 2013, she discovered the Salesforce Community in 2018 and hasn’t looked back! In addition to serving as the co-leader of the Cedar Rapids User Group and a Trailhead Mentor, she co-hosts the Automation Hour webinar series and has presented at numerous user groups and events across the United States. A 2-time MVP, Michelle is passionate about helping the next generation of trailblazers succeed and is thrilled to join the planning committee for Midwest Dreamin (which was her first Dreamin event)!
Trailblazer Community Profile: https://trailblazer.me/id/michellehansen
Jeanette has been a Salesforce Admin since 2015 but didn’t learn about the Salesforce Community until 2017. That’s when everything changed and she’s been actively involved in the community ever since! Jeanette enjoys giving back to the community in many ways. She has been a Salesforce Lightning/Platform Champion and Service Ambassador/Service Star, has presented at user group meetings, is a volunteer instructor with PepUP Tech and been a volunteer at events such as Dreamforce, TrailheaDX (now TrailblazerDX) and WITness Success. She’s excited to now be a part of the MWD team!