SearchFest 2016

In 2016 we celebrate the 10th year of the SearchFest conference! Speakers are being confirmed now. Keynotes have been announced. Tickets are on sale now – get yours at the Early Bird price!

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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

Oregonian Media GroupThank you to the Oregonian Media Group for partnering with us and becoming an Annual Events Sponsor!

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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

The Brody Borlaug Foundation is our Charity of Choice. It’s 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

pubconPubCon 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 SEMpdx members save 10% with code se-6587410.

Swivel Conference (previously Bend WebCAM)Swivel Conference (previously Bend WebCAM) – Oct. 12-13, Bend, Oregon

Small Town. Intimate 2-Day Conference. #Swivel
Check out a few of the dynamic presenters to an already impressive list of thought leaders coming to Bend, Oregon on Oct. 12-13. We’re all about networking and connecting you directly with the experts. It’s a golden opportunity to glean marketing wisdom from:






And those are just the keynotes! Explore the full list of speakers and the schedule HERE. Then use the promo code SWIVEL to save $150. Ticket sales end Oct. 9 at 5pm.

State of Search ConferenceHear that? It’s the buzz of the State of Search Conference coming to Dallas on November 16 – 17.

State of Search is called the premier search marketing conference in the South and for good reason — listen to today’s search marketing leaders such as Rand Fishkin (Moz), Duane Forrester (Bing), and Gary Illyes (Google) plus hear from over 40 other digital marketing experts from around the country cover social media, paid search, SEO, web analytics, and more. DFWSEM is hosting the event in style at the Deep Ellum arts district and with a price tag of under $500, tickets are a fraction of what you might pay at similar conventions.   SEMpdx Discount Available Use promo code sempdx and get $50 off your ticket. Register today