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Report: Marc Benioff Says This Dreamforce Could Be the Last in San Francisco

Written by Eddie SunPublished Aug. 29, 2023 • 6:53pm
Marc Benioff reportedly said San Francisco's problems with homelessness and drugs could imperil the future of the conference in the city. | Source: Paul Kuroda/The Standard.

This upcoming Dreamforce conference, an annual convention hosted by Salesforce since 2003, could be the last one in San Francisco, the company's CEO, Marc Benioff, told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Benioff said the future of the conference is in peril because of ongoing issues with homelessness and drug use affecting the event, which takes place at the Moscone Center.

Dreamforce, scheduled for Sept. 12-14, is billed as the "largest AI event in the world" on its website.

This year's speakers include Benioff, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and actor Matthew McConaughey. The Foo Fighters are scheduled to perform as well.

Representatives for the conference did not respond to requests for comment.

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