Engage 2018

Engage 2018 – Portland’s Premier Digital Marketing Conference – was held March 8 at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Thank you to all of the speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees for making 2018 another great conference! We’ll be announcing the date for 2019 soon.

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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, save $125 off an Engage Conference ticket, get invited to special members-only events, and more!

Monthly Events

Each month from September through June, we hold educational digital marketing events in Portland.

Typically they are held on the second Tuesday of each month, at Bridgeport Brew Pub, with a few exceptions.

Check out our upcoming lineup!

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Thank You Sponsors

We appreciate of all the sponsors that help make our events possible. Over the years we’ve been fortunate to have support from some incredible companies, and you should see who’s sponsoring us now!

Charity Of Choice

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is a nationally recognized, statewide nonprofit organization with a network of volunteers, educators, donors and advocates across Oregon working together to empower children through books and reading.


We’ve partnered again with OSU’s  Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) to award a scholarship

Applications are now being accepted and are due no later than 5pm August 10. The winner will be able to choose between the Digital Brand Management Certificate and the Advanced Digital Strategies Certificate. Courses begin in late August, but students can start with any of the Certificate courses.

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. In 2018 it’s Dr. Pete Meyers of Moz on May 8th!

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.

Portland’s Freelance Economy

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
5:00pm – 7:00pm
R/GA Portland
423 Northwest 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
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Mark your calendar for the Freelance Economy Panel on August 1st to learn the best practices, tips, and tricks for navigating through this new age of a freelance economy. Hosted by Jess Columbo and featuring a star-studded panel of Sammi Needham, Steve Potestio, Ciara Pressler, Andrew Dickson, and Carmen Hill, this event is not to be missed! Oh, and the first 50 freelancers that sign up get a special discount, so grab those savings while you still can!

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Portland Creative Conference

Friday, September 28th
Gerding Theater at the Armory, Pearl District
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The Portland Creative Conference is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across all creative professions. We feature presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process, show their work, and talk about their projects, problems, influences, and inspirations. 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. Use code SEMpdx and save 20% when you register