Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Kia ora e te whānau Ohana,

We look forward to welcoming you soon, to Kiwi Dreaming 2023 in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa/Auckland, New Zealand. You'll find more details on the website here, as well as a link to join our mailing list below, for up to date information on the event.

Our speakers and sponsors are coming along well as we work hard to put together an awesome event for you.

Tickets are now on sale!

Tickets are available at

If you’re in a position to help others then we’ve provided an option to also purchase half a ticket for a non-earner who might want to attend the event, and we’ll be working with a couple of Salesforce education partners to ensure these go to the right people. You can purchase more than a half if you want - 2 halves = a whole ticket for someone!

We also have put aside $5 from every ticket which will be donated to a charity that you can vote for on the day. We’ll have some chosen charities and information about them available at the event, and a QR code to digitally allocate your donation!

If you want to get in touch about anything then please email us at, and we look forward to providing further updates in the near future.

What's a "Dreaming" event?

Great question! A Dreaming event is a chance to connect with your Salesforce Ohana, learn things that you might not have known, meet people you haven't met, and share your stories with the community! They are run independently from Salesforce themselves, so rely on sponsorship and a small entrance fee.

Check out a few of the links below to find out more:

Salesforce community events past and future
Our friends at Downunder Dreaming held events back in 2019 in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Also London's Calling is an amazing community-led event and they have a great video of what Dreaming events are all about.
Finally, here's a good write-up on what Dreaming events are all about also.

Sponsorship packages are now available via the link below. Please get in touch if you are interested in sponsoring, or have any questions. It goes without saying that sponsors provide the backbone of any community event, and we look forward to working through the details with sponsors from Aotearoa and hopefully further afield as well!

If you haven't already, then please join our mailing list to keep up to date with our plans. Join details are below.

Ngā mihi,

Jo and Stephen - The Kiwi Dreaming crew.


Meet the headline speaker

  • Dr Natalie Flynn

    Senior Clinical Psychologist - Mental Health & Wellbeing.


Meet the speakers

  • David Smith

    GravityLab, New Zealand - Lead Salesforce Architect

  • Vickie Jeffery

    Ausure Insurance Brokers, Australia - Head of Technology

  • Joey Chan

    Cloud Jedi, Philippines - Principal

  • Cary Walkin

    Xero - Salesforce Team Lead

  • Anna Loughnan

    Independent - Salesforce MVP & Independent Consultant

  • Rebecca Aichholzer

    QIC Real Estate - Brisbane, Australia - Head of Business Systems Success

  • Avinash Vatsya

    Merkle Aotearoa - Sr. Salesforce Developer

  • Amber Joseph

    NextWork - Wellington - Founder & CEO

  • Mahesh Muralidhar

    Phase One Ventures - Founder & CEO

  • Michelle Gallagher

    Network 4 Learning - CRM Manager

  • Anita Hedges

    Merkle Aotearoa - Social Impact Lead

  • Vishwa Vikas Dagala

    Salesforce - Senior Manager, Developer Relations

  • Hamish Miles

    Salesforce Aotearoa - Country Manager

  • Susannah Kate Plaisted

    Salesforce - Lead Evangelist, Architect Relations

  • Zayne Turner

    Salesforce - Head of Architect Relations

  • Tom Leddy

    Salesforce - Principal Evangelist, Architect Relations

  • Daniel Ballinger

    Salesforce - Director, Product Management - Apex at Salesforce

  • Aditya Naag Topalli

    Salesforce - Lead Developer Advocate, Developer Relations

  • Stephen Stanley

    Salesforce - Regional Success Architect,

  • Alex Waleczek

    Merkle Aotearoa - Practice Lead - Analytics

  • Satya Sekhar Chegondi

    Salesforce - Lead Developer Advocate, Developer Relations

  • Dave Norris

    Salesforce - Developer Advocate - Sydney

  • Devi Chandrika

    Salesforce - Developer Relations Engineer

  • Jerry George Thomas

    Salesforce - Manager, Developer Relations

  • Carl Thomas

    Upper Echelon - Director

  • Lauren Foster

    Upper Echelon - Senior Recruitment Consultant, Salesforce


We're lucky enough to have the majority of our 2020 speakers make themselves available for the 2023 event!
We're finalising our speakers and sessions, and will publish more information on this in early February.


Sponsorship is a key part of running any community event. We have sponsorship options for any budget.
You can find a link to our sponsorship briefing and options here:SPONSOR INFO

REGISTRATION / tickets now on sale!

Tickets now on sale at Humanitix

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ORGANISERS / meet the team

  • Joanne Moore

  • Stephen Brown

Aotea – Te Pokapū | Aotea Centre

The Hunua Rooms at Aotea Centre are the location for Kiwi Dreaming. This iconic venue in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau is going to be amazing! It's well connected by car, rail and bus, is surrounded by many options for accommodation for those from out of town, and has a great set-up for our presentations, expo area and breakouts.

50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010