SEMpdx partners with a number of organizations in the greater Portland area, as well as the search industry, for co-sponsored events and discounts. Please read below for more information about each partner. If you are interested in becoming an SEMpdx partner, please email our Director of Partnerships at email@example.com.
Organization and Event Partners
AIGA Portland is an all-volunteer organization that connects local designers to the collective voice, experience, and resources of 66 AIGA chapters nationwide. Locally, AIGA Portland provides events and resources in the areas of professional development, networking, education, inspiration, sustainability and community engagement. AIGA supports the interests of professionals, educators and students who are engaged in the process of designing, regardless of where they are in the arc of their careers.
Established in 1959 with 12 core members, the chapter won the National Chapter Excellence Award in 1963-64 and Overall Excellence Award in 1992-93. It covers the geographical area of Portland and SW Washington. There is also a chapter headquartered in Eugene: AMA Southwest Oregon Chapter.
CHIFOO (pronounced ‘ky – FOO’), Computer-Human Interaction Forum Of Oregon, a local professional chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, serves practicing professionals, academics and students in the Oregon and Southwest Washington region through lecture series, workshops and networking in the areas of User Experience, Usability and Interaction Design.
In two focused days, InnoTech Oregon creates an environment where education, innovation, peer-to-peer networking and the latest technology and business solutions are all available specifically for business and technology professionals.
pdxMindShare was founded in 1999 by Anvil Media’s Kent Lewis, and is currently Portland’s premiere career community and networking group. The goal is to help professionals find new positions, secure promotions and/or change industries through a monthly event featuring a career-focused workshop and networking. Local, industry experts present at the career-focused workshop and help educate attendees on topics such as tips on interviewing, ways to maximize your online persona, leadership development and how to network effectively among much more. Following the workshop, attendees can network with Portland professionals that are looking to connect as well as employers looking to hire. pdxMindShare also has a website employers can post local jobs for free and groups can advertise relevant events, both of which are included in a weekly newsletter sent to a distribution list anyone can sign up for. Join the pdxMindShare community! Not only is it a great way to meet local professionals, it can also help you make that next move to give your career that boost you are looking for.
Created through imagination in 2005 and officially formed in 2006, the Northwest Internet Advertising Group (NWIAG or as our members call it “Nwag”) was formed to create an environment where internet advertising professionals can network with peers relevant to their industry and share contacts as well as exchange ideas. NWIAG hosts monthly social, education, and networking events at various venues in and around the Seattle area.
NWIAG membership is free and open to anyone that is involved in online advertising whether it be through an advertising agency, creative agency, media buyer or publisher.
OMPA is a trade association of over 1,000 Oregon professionals who work in and support the growth of Oregon’s media production industry. OMPA promotes the state’s resources through the publication of SourceOregon.
The Oregon Creative Industries (OCI) blog was launched as part of an overall program to gather feedback from the community about this new trade association and help establish a dialog within the community so we can learn how to best add value and boost Oregon’s Creative Economy.
OEN is the largest entrepreneur assistance organization in the state of Oregon. OEN fosters the flow of entrepreneurial ideas, services, and capital to entrepreneurs and helps connect emerging Northwest businesses to growth-stimulating expertise and valuable resources.
Celebrating 100 year of setting the standard for the Creative, Design, and Media Community! In 1906, a group of business and professional leaders put their heads together to form an ad club, establishing Portland as a leader in the creative business community. 100 years, at least 76 presidents, and three name changes later, the Portland Advertising Federation, now known as the PAF, is one of the strongest ad clubs in the country.
The PRSA Portland Metro Chapter was formed in 1960. It is currently one of the most active PRSA chapters in the nation with nearly 250 members.
If you’re looking to learn new skills, get training from local experts, take your career to the next level, or change career paths, you’ve come to the right place. For over 30 years, Portland State’s Center for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE) has been leading professional education in the Portland- Metro area. We are proud to provide career training from industry-leading specialists, offering quality resources to help working professionals advance in a competitive landscape. Courses are taught year-round and are suited for individual learners who want career training as well as local employers who want group training or a customized education program. Take a look at our certificate programs and course schedules to start your journey today.
SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization) is a non-profit membership association that represents thousands globally. SEMPO works to increase awareness and promote search engine marketing worldwide. Member benefits include research, event discounts, job board, networking opportunities, research, webinars, membership committees and regional groups, and more.
Social Media Club (SMC) was started in 2006 by Chris Heuer, co-founder and partner at The Conversation Group, and Kristie Wells, Co-Founder and President of Social Media Club, with the core mission to: Expand Media Literacy; Share Lessons Learned Among Practitioners; Encourage Adoption of Industry Standards; Promote Ethical Practices through Discussion and Actions.
Social Media Club Portland is one of a growing number of SMC chapters across the globe.
The Technology Association of Oregon is the only Oregon based technology trade association solely dedicated to supporting the success of Oregon’s software and technology Industry.
Over the last 20 years the TAO has helped connect technology innovators with people, ideas, and networks to build a foundation that supports innovation, creative thinking, and the entrepreneurial spirit. Our StartUp initiatives support emerging small businesses through mentorship and partner offerings.
WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy to uncover the trends and agents of change that will shatter your assumptions about the Web. Be ready to network, share ideas and be inspired by an all-star lineup of speakers.
SEO / SEM Industry Event & Supporting Partners
SMX — Search Marketing Expo — is the search engine marketing conference from Third Door Media, the company behind the Search Engine Land news site, Sphinn.com, and the Search Marketing Now webcast series.
SMX is programmed by the sharpest minds in search marketing. Together, Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan and executive editor Chris Sherman have covered the topics, interviewed the luminaries and educated a generation of search marketers.
Search Engine Strategies (SES) is the leading global conference & expo series that educates delegates on search engine marketing (SEM), including optimization (SEO) and advertising strategies, tactics and best practices. SES Search Marketing Events provide instruction from the industry’s top Search experts, including representatives from the Search Engines themselves.
WebmasterWorld’s PubCon is an educational conference and industry trade show programmed specifically for web professionals and website site owners. Although our center piece is Search Engine Marketing, whether your primary role is in web site marketing, corporate IT development, or in technology business management, you will find something of value at PubCon (aka: Publishers Conference). It is also designed to be fun and entertaining with ample opportunity for quality networking.
The Online Marketing Institute (OMI), in association with Wharton Interactive Media Initiative, is an education-focused, career development organization offering marketers accreditation in the various fields of online marketing. OMI’s curriculum of case studies, best practices, peer validation and trend analysis is delivered to students via workshops, webinars, seminars and online learning channels. OMI’s education program was built in conjunction with leading universities, research firms and associations to give marketers market-tested practical knowledge that can immediately benefit their careers. OMI’s courses are available to the general public.
OMI is the educational sister entity of the Online Marketing Summit (OMS).