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

MozThank you Moz, the presenting sponsor of our 7th annual Rooftop Networking Party. Find out more about Mozhere.

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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

Portland Creative Conference
SMX Advanced






Swivel Conference (previously Bend WebCAM)

Portland Creative Conference – Sept. 25, 2015

The Portland Creative Conference is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across various creative industries.  This single-track event features presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process and talk about their projects, challenges, influences and inspirations; showing samples of their work along the way. Register through Aug. 31st and save 20%.

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

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

Convince your boss to send you to Swivel!

Need to convince your boss to send you to the Swivel Digital + Creative Marketing Conference in Bend? With this letter–and DISCOUNT–you’re as good as there.

Download the letter HERE to tell your boss everything he or she needs to know about what a great investment the Swivel Conference can be. If that doesn’t get the boss’s buy-in, maybe it’s time for a smarter boss. Impress your boss by registering before September 18 to save $200 with the discount code LIKEABOSS.

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