SearchFest 2016

In 2016 we celebrate the 10th year of the SearchFest conference! Speakers are being confirmed now. Tickets go on sale August 11th – the same day as our Rooftop Networking Party. Plan on joining us for another fantastic year!

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Become a Member

For the price of about 2 pints of beer per month, you could be an SEMpdx member. Members get access to Early Bird pricing for monthly events for only $20, they save $126 off SearchFest and more!

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Monthly Events

Each month from August through May, we hold educational internet marketing events in Portland. Typically they are held on the second Tuesday of each month, with exceptions made for special events.

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Newsletter Signup

Add yourself to the SEMpdx email list, and we’ll keep you informed about upcoming events and other local news too. We respect your privacy and will not sell your company name or email address.

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SEM Scholarships

We partner with Portland State University to provide scholarships to a Search Engine Marketing Course, offered through their Center for Executive and Professional Education. Read more about the most recent scholarship opportunity…

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Featured Sponsor

MozA big thank you to Moz for being the presenting sponsor of our 7th annual Rooftop Networking Party on August 11. Find out more about Moz’s helpful Search and Local SEO software here.

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Members Only

Each year we have a members only event, that we present for no charge to our members.   We bring in a special speaker, food and beverages are included, and it takes place in May of each year.

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Charity Of Choice

We have selected the Brody Borlaug Foundation as the SEMpdx 2015-16 Charity of Choice. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing Pediatric Immunology to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and providing the children of our region the opportunity for a healthy future.

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Have you got an internet marketing job available? Are you looking for a job in the industry here in Portland Oregon? Visit our new job board to see what we have available, or post one of your own.

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Members Get Discounts to Events

Members can enjoy thousands of dollars in discounts for major national conferences. Get SEMpdx member discount codes by visiting our member discounts page

Business Community – Benefits of SEM

Did you know that search engine marketing delivers the most qualified leads at the lowest cost compared to all other traditional marketing media? Join today and learn how a strategic search engine marketing campaign can not only increase sales but also significantly increase your company’s profit margins.

Search Marketers

Expand your knowledge base, become integrated with Portland business owners, stay informed on the latest news and converse with fellow SEM specialists. These are only a few of the advantages of becoming a member of SEMpdx. Join today and start providing higher value for your current employer or clients.

Upcoming Conferences

ClickZ Live San Francisco

SMX Advanced

ClickZ Live San Francisco August 10 – 12, 2015!

 ClickZ Live (formerly SES Conference & Expo) is the most cutting-edge, all-encompassing digital marketing event series in the world today, educating marketers for over 15 years.

On August 10-12 we return to San Francisco with our action-packed, educationally-focused agenda that will cover the latest digital marketing tips, tricks and tools that will blow your mind, make you rethink your strategy and provide actionable takeaways to revolutionize your marketing campaigns.

This year’s agenda offers over 50 conference sessions and 4 training workshops led by the industry’s top experts, and 9 conference tracks carefully programmed by our experienced content team:

  • Data-Driven Marketing
  • Content Innovation
  • Next Generation Search
  • Mobile and Local
  • Social Spotlight
  • Email Marketing
  • Advanced Track
  • B2B
  • Learn with Google Classroom

Confirmed speakers include: Dunkin’ Brands, ESPN, Fandango, Google, Hasbro, Home Depot, Huffington Post, IKEA, LinkedIn, M&C Saatchi Mobile, NASA, Pinterest, Thrillist, U-Haul, and many more!

SEMpdx members receive an exclusive discount to register for ClickZ Live San Francisco and save $300 off the full price. Just use code SFSEMPDX15X during registration.

Attend ClickZ Live San Francisco to improve your online business results and revolutionize your digital marketing campaigns!


Cutting Edge PPC & SEO Tactics At SMX East, Sept 29-Oct 1 In NYC. Register & Save With SEMpdx Discount!


Search Marketing Expo – SMX East (September 29-October 1, NYC) Join the world’s largest search marketing conference: SMX East. This year’s agenda consists of 60+ new sessions covering innovative tactics in search engine optimization (SEO), paid search (PPC), mobile and more. Network with peers and renowned thought leaders in the search marketing arena. Hands on bootcamp and clinic training await you. Register today with code smxSEMpdx and save an additional $100 on top of our super early bird rates.

PubCon Las Vegas 2015


Pubcon, the premier social media and digital marketing conference, will hold its multi-track Las Vegas event over the week of October 5 – 8, 2015 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Pubcon — a Forbes must-attend conference and Inc. top conference for growing your business — is supported by the industry’s leading businesses, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in social media, online marketing, and search engines, and offers an in-depth look at the future of technology presented more than 180 of the world’s top speakers in over 130 provocative cutting-edge sessions, along with five major keynotes, a vast expo hall, and an optional professional day-long Pubcon Masters Group training workshop program.
Pubcon Las Vegas 2015 — featuring its famous industry networking for over 15 years — will be one of the biggest and boldest international gatherings of optimization and new media innovators ever assembled. Learn more and register today at