Adam Mico
3 min readJun 15, 2024


Who in the Tableau Community Inspires You? Nominate Them Now for Ambassador in 2024!

Ambassador Nomination Template | 2024 Edition

Credit | Tableau (a Salesforce Company) and Adam Mico via Midjourney AI

Hey there! Exciting news — Tableau has opened up nominations for the 2024 Ambassadors! 🌟 I’ve crafted this guide to help you through the nomination process, including what’s needed and how to gather the right information. You’ll find the nomination form link at the end of this post. Let’s get started!

For 2024, Tableau continues with its seven Ambassador groups. Tableau’s community is brimming with potential candidates who are eager to collaborate in shaping the future of our beloved tool and its community. Dive into Britt Staniar and Pooja Khanna’s detailed blog on the nomination process. And check out my #TableauNext initiative — it shines a light on many individuals whose contributions make them excellent candidates for Ambassadorship.

Thinking back, being named a Tableau Ambassador in 2020 was a game-changer. It was a moment of immense pride and recognition, and it opened doors I hadn’t imagined. This honor comes with a significant responsibility — a challenge I embrace year-round. Tableau’s dedication to our community is remarkable, supporting us in leading the charge toward greater inclusion and engagement.

So, what makes someone ‘worthy’ of becoming an Ambassador? It’s about looking ahead and ensuring every voice is included. While everyone has their criteria, consider these key points:

  • Diversity and Representation: Prioritize nominees who enhance the inclusivity and representation of our community. Look beyond the familiar faces to those bringing unique perspectives.
  • Excellence and Versatility: Ambassadors should excel in at least one area but be capable of contributing to multiple groups. Consider their potential for a broad positive impact.
  • Commitment and Presence: The role of an Ambassador involves year-round volunteering. Choose individuals who will actively contribute even after the initial excitement fades.

For a deep dive into what it means to be a Tableau Ambassador, check out my Salesforce Ben article, “Who Are Tableau Ambassadors and How Do You Become One?.”

What Do You Need to Nominate Someone?

Here’s a handy checklist for nominating someone:

Required Information:

  • Nominee’s name
  • Ambassador group for the nomination
  • Contact info (email preferred)
  • Reasons why they’d be an excellent addition

Group-Specific Info:

  • Tableau User Group: If they lead one
  • Academic — Student: Degree program, expected graduation, extracurriculars | Educator: School and ways to partner with Tableau
  • DataDev: Their activity in the DataDev program

Additional Information:

  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Tableau Public)
  • Links to their work (up to six blogs, sites, and initiatives)
  • Highlighted contributions to the community

Pro-Tip: Nominate yourself if you want to be ambassador. Not only should you be your best advocate but Tableau will know you are genuinely interested in ambassadorship.

Nomination Template for 2024

To streamline the process, I’ve created a template for your nominations. This Google Form template gathers all the necessary information so you can easily copy and paste it into the nomination forms.

Ambassador Nomination Template

Save it to your Google Drive to edit and use. This isn’t an official Tableau document, but I developed a tool to organize my nominations and help you do the same. If you have any questions about the template, please contact me on Twitter or LinkedIn (see below).

Let’s celebrate and recognize the incredible talent within our Tableau community. Get those nominations in and make 2024 a standout year!



Adam Mico

Data Visualization and Enablement Leader | Data Leadership Collaborative Advisory Board Member | Tableau Visionary + Ambassador | Views are my own