Charity Of Choice

Reading Results is a nonprofit organization that provides tutors to local elementary schools to help students increase their reading skills to their grade level, thus increasing their opportunity for academic success.

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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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Engage 2017 Conference

Ticket sales for Engage (formerly SearchFest) Conference are now open! Get your ticket and join us in Portland on March 9, 2017 at the Sentinel Hotel. Speakers to be announced soon, and the pricing now is at it’s lowest point.

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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 PSU’s Center for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE) to provide a scholarship to Rachel Bell, our 2016 winner of the Search Engine Marketing Course, part of the Digital Marketing Strategy Certificate series.

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Featured Sponsor

YextThank you for being the Presenting Sponsor of SearchFest 2016. Yext enables businesses to update location-related info on multiple sites from one place.

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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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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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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

Portland Creative Conference

Friday, September 23rd
Gerding Theater at the Armory, Pearl District
Early Bird Price: $99

Join other Creative Industries professionals for a day of exploring and celebrating the creative process, inspiration, and imagination at the Portland Creative Conference on Friday, September 23rd at the Gerding Theater in the Armory.
SEMpdx is offering a 20% discount off the early bird registration price of just $99 when you use Promotion Code SEMpdx

(NOTE: This is a non-profit event and proceeds go to support K-12 arts education programs in Oregon.)
Speakers include*:

Robert Brunner – Named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business”. Former Director of Industrial Design at Apple (designer of the PowerBook, founder of their pioneering internal corporate design organization, Apple IDg). Former Chief Designer (product) for Beats by Dr. Dre. Co-author of the book “Do You Matter? How Great Design Will Make People Love Your Company.”

Brian Michael Bendis – A multiple Eisner award-winning comics creator, New York Times bestseller and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For Marvel entertainment, Brian is currently the writer of ALL NEW X-MEN and UNCANNY X-MEN bringing about a new renaissance for the X-Men franchise. Brian has also launched a brand-new GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY series. He is a creative consultant on most of the motion pictures from Marvel Studios.

Michelle Lesniak – The winner of Project Runway Season 11, fashion designer Michelle Lesniak (a Portland native) hasn’t followed the traditional path down fashion lane. Born into a family of quilters, seamstresses, and interior decorators, needle and thread were predestined to find their way into her hands. Lithography, silk-screening, etching, and woodblock printing eventually found their way onto fabric and the Michelle Lesniak textile was born. Using these textiles, she constructed artist gowns and sculptures.

Kevin Willmott – Screenwriter, filmmaker, playwright, actor, film professor, and activist. Most recently, Kevin was the co-writer (with Spike Lee) and Executive Producer of Chi-Raq (directed by Lee), ranked Best Film of 2015 by The New Yorker Magazine. Kevin directed the films Jayhawkers and The Only Good Indian.

John Rogers – Creator, Producer and Writer on “The Librarians” on TNT. Also wrote and produced for “Leverage” and other television series. Screenwriter for “The Core” and other films.

In addition to several keynote presenters, there will also be an attendee reception at Wieden+Kennedy.

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Search Marketing Expo – SMX East September 27-29, NYC
Join the world’s largest search marketing conference: SMX East. This year’s agenda consists of 50+ new sessions covering innovative tactics in search engine optimization (SEO), paid search (PPC), mobile and more. Network with peers and renowned thought leaders who, just like you, are obsessed with SEO and SEM. Hands on bootcamp and clinic training await you. Register today with code smx16SEMpdx and get $100 off All Access and workshop passes

Seattle Interactive Conference

When technology and creativity collide, inspiration happens. Seattle Interactive Conference celebrates the convergence of business and culture in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Behind the boldest ideas are innovators unafraid to challenge convention. SIC is focused on exposing our audience to disruptive thinkers and technologies, because our greatest success will be inspired by a new perspective and our next connection.

Seattle Interactive Conference is a two-day event that draws the thousands of attendees from leading brands, companies and exciting new business based in the Northwest and around the world. Dozens of keynotes and master classes cover marketing, branding, communications, UX/UI design, professional development alongside music, arts and culture. To purchase tickets, please click here

Date: October 18th-19th

Conference Center at WA State Convention Center
801 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101


Search Engine Land Awards (The Landys)
Why should you enter the Search Engine Land Awards?

The 2016 Search Engine Land Awards are now accepting entries in 21 categories to recognize excellence in search marketing, the highest honors from the top publication in the search industry.
Awards Gala: September 28, 2016 in New York City at the elegant Edison ballroom. Open bar, gourmet food stations & live entertainment during an evening cocktail reception. Formal attire requested. Tickets are available for purchase now, separately or in conjunction with SMX East conference passes.

If you’re a manager overseeing search in-house or at a marketing and advertising agency, this is an incredible opportunity to earn recognition for your team and provide praise for exceptional employees.
In addition to the team awards, there are also opportunities to take home individual honors for “Search Marketer of the Year.”  There are 21 awards categories in all, including breakouts for best campaigns in: Enterprise SEO/SEM, B2B, B2C, Mobile, Local and Retail.

MozCon is not your typical marketing conference. Join Moz for three days of forward-thinking content and actionable advice from industry leaders in SEO, social media, community building, content marketing, brand development, CRO, analytics, and more. MozCon speakers share next-level advice on everything from building a loyal community to making data-driven decisions in your marketing.
You won’t find any stuffy networking events here — you can connect with our amazing community of industry leaders, chat with the speakers and Moz staff, pick up some cool swag, and even get a hug from the friendly robot, Roger. SEMpdx members can log into the members only area and receive a discount to save $100 on the event.

GET FRESH: Discover the Inspiration, design tips & creative tools you need to share your story at the SWIVEL Digital + Creative Marketing Conference –

Save $174 with the SEMpdx Member rate until Oct. 7 — use the code SEMPDXMEMBER. Not a member? Use code SWIVEL to save a little off the regular ticket rate. REGISTER NOW

Swivel brings you a guru of change to give your ideas clarity through creativity

Ever look at an infographic and gotten that warm fuzzy feeling inside? Maybe not. But having a complex concept distilled into a digestible drawing is truly visual thinking at its finest.
Keynote, Dave Gray, founder of XPLANE — a company that has served 50 of the Fortune 500s– has decoded the universal mystery of how to get people to adopt new ideas, using a visual thinking process to bring them to reality. Even if you’re not artistically inclined, Dave will have you expertly sketching out powerful ideas. Making you the next guru of change.
And Double Bonus: A Workshop Valued at $833!
Join us on Day 2 for a workshop on visual thinking
for some hands on fun, giving more shape to these strategies.

Register here and use code SEMPDXMEMBER to save $174