Salesforce 'Dreamforce' conference to draw 170,000

- If you're in san Francisco this week, be prepared for some extra traffic and a lot more people in The City. 

The Salesforce ‘Dreamforce’ conference starts Tuesday and will feature some well-known leaders in politics and industry. 

More than 170,000 people are registered to attend this four-day conference at Moscone Center, where 
the software company will be showcasing its products and services to businesses around the world.

This year’s theme is national parks. The inside of the conference looks like a campground at Yosemite.

Some of the featured speakers this year include former  presidential candidate Jeb Bush, former Vice President Al Gore, Warriors star and tech investor Andre Iguodala and CEOS of major companies like Kaiser and Marriott. 

Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff will also be joining mayors London Breed and Libby Schaaf to announce some education grants Salesforce is donating. 

There is some controversy and a planned protest because of one of Salesforce's clients. The software company has a contract with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Some activists and non-profit organizations are urging Salesforce to cancel that contract in the wake of the controversial family separation policy at the border this year. Salesforce does not have a contract with ICE. Benioff has said the company's software products are not used to separate families.

Third and Howard near the Moscone Center are closed to cars because of the event.
 

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