Engage Conference is a one-day digital marketing conference in Portland Oregon, presenting multiple informative learning tracks and panel sessions.

The conference is designed to provide expert insight into the latest strategies and technological advancements in digital marketing, including social media, content, UX/design, creative, advertising, SEO and paid media.

Our devout attendees and speakers will tell you that Engage is “one of the most important regional thought leadership events in the world” and that each year’s agenda is “forward-thinking and relevant”.

In addition to the world class programming, we place an emphasis on creating opportunities for speakers and attendees to meet, ask questions, and make important connections. We do all this for a just a fraction of what you would spend elsewhere.

Why Attend Engage Conference?

Top Speakers

The biggest names in almost every niche of search and social media marketing will be at Engage Conference to present on everything from tried-and-true best practice fundamentals in technical and on-page SEO to bleeding edge techniques in mobile search, social media, and link building. Check out the fantastic speaker line-up for Engage 2017!

Engage Conference 2017 Keynote Speakers

Matthew Gardner (left) of the Portland Trail Blazers, and Cindy Krum of MobileMoxie (right) will be the keynote speakers at Engage 2017.

We were pleased that Matthew Gardner, CX Manager for the Portland Trail Blazers, and Cindy Krum, CEO and Founder of MobileMoxie joining us in 2017 as keynote speakers!

Intimate Networking

SEMpdx is proud of the reputation that Engage Conference has developed not only for the consistent quality of the presentations and speakers, but the high level of discussion among attendees during breaks and networking opportunities. Meet some of the most passionate search marketers in the country, share techniques, and expand your referral and client networks. Join us for a drink immediately following the Closing Keynote, with the Official Engage Conference After Party at 6:00pm at Punchbowl Social, a nearby venue featuring bowling, karaoke, darts, and more.

Extensive Q&A

We’ve taken attendee feedback from previous years’ events into account about expanding the length of each session and minimizing transition time between rooms. Each session now features a minimum of 15 minutes of question-and-answer time so you can help move the panel to discuss the topics that YOU want to hear about.

One-Third of the Price of other Top Conferences

As a not-for-profit organization, SEMpdx is all about reaching as many marketers and business owners as we can, and for that reason we’re able to keep Engage Conference ticket prices low. Even if you’re coming into Portland from out of town, you can almost certainly book a round-trip flight to Portland, two-night hotel stay, AND attend Engage Conference just for the price of admission to one of the other leading SEO conferences. While our one-day event does not allow for the full breadth of multi-day events like ClickZ Live and SMX, it’s often the perfect fit for the budgets and timelines of small companies.

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ASL Interpreters

Do you know someone that requires an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter?  We were the first internet marketing conference to make them available for attendees at no charge.

Be sure to request an interpreter BEFORE YOU ARRIVE.  Make sure to check the box “yes” for ASL Interpreter when you register, and one will be provided.

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Sentinel Hotel – Portland, OR
Conference: 7:30 am – 6 pm
After Party: 6 – 10 pm
Hashtag: #EngagePDX
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Speaker Interviews:

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Free Videos of all Sessions and Keynotes Included with Your Ticket

All registered attendees will receive complimentary session and keynote videos following the event, normally totalling over 1,000 minutes of insightful presentations. You will be able to stream the videos to your various devices unlimited times. Each video will be packaged with the presenter’s slide deck (if available). This supplies an incredible added value bonus for Engage attendees.

Want to see what you missed last year? Here is the video from Matt Siltala and Jen Lopez speaking in a session entitled “The Art and Science of Social Brand Building”.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We hope you consider becoming a sponsorship partner as Engage (conference formerly known as SearchFest) celebrates its 11th year in 2017. We have a number of opportunities available, but they are going quickly. Check out what you receive for your sponsorship on our Engage Sponsorships page. Contact SEMpdx’s Engage Sponsorships Team for more information about becoming a sponsor!

Engage Conference Twitter Mentions

Want to know what people are saying about Engage online? We do too! Check out our Engage Twitter feed below. When talking about Engage in social media, use the official hashtag: #EngagePDX

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