SearchFest 2016 Videos

This was the 10th year of the SearchFest conference, and videos for nearly all of the presentations was included with every ticket. If you have not yet received access, please use our contact page.

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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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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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SEM Scholarship

We partnered with Portland State University’s Center for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE) to provide a scholarship to Rachel Bell, our 2016 scholarship winner of the Search Engine Marketing Course, which is part of the Digital Marketing Strategy Certificate series.

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Featured Sponsor

YextThank you to Yext for being the Presenting Sponsor of SearchFest 2016!

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Members Only

Each year we have a members only event, that we present for no charge to our members. You register for the event, we bring in a well known speaker, we provide the food and beverages, and it takes place in May of each year.

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Charity Of Choice

The Brody Borlaug Foundation 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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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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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

The is Design x Strategy: Building the Future Web
WebVisions Portland
May 18-20 at PNCA and Revolution Hall

Discover how mobile and connected devices, design, user experience and content strategy will impact the the future of the Web. Get the inside scoop from the Internet’s leading experts: Douglas Rushkoff will explore themes from his new book, “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus”, Mike Monteiro muses on why “This is the Golden Age of Design…and we’re screwed”, Nina Freeman will share her experiences in creating indie games and there will be awesome workshops with Nathan Shedroff, Aaron Draplin, Leo Frishberg, Paul Backett, and Chris Butler.

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Registration is open for Search Engine Land’s SMX Advanced, which takes place June 22-23 on the waterfront in Seattle at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center.
SMX Advanced is the only conference designed exclusively for experienced search marketers. This premier conference is programmed by the editors at Search Engine Land, your go-to source for the latest news, updates, trends, data analyses and thought-provoking insights about SEM and SEO. Use code sempdx100 to save $100 on your ticket price.
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The Portland Creative Conference is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across various creative industries. Bring your team or just bring yourself–either way you won’t leave the same as you arrived. You’ll be inspired and motivated in new ways, viewing your world with a fresh perspective. We feature presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process and talk about their projects, problems, influences and inspirations.

Gerding Theater at the Armory