Engage (formerly SearchFest) conference tickets will go on sale beginning August 9th – the same date as the SEMpdx Rooftop Networking Party. So, stay tuned for the launch of new Engage webpages …until then take a look at the SearchFest 2016 webpages to see the caliber of our speakers and range of our topics. Engage will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
SearchFest presents multiple informative learning tracks, workshops, and panel sessions designed to provide direct insight into the most up-to-date strategies and technological advancements in online search marketing and social marketing.
Industry experts and thought leaders from around the country deliver in-depth presentations ranging from basic SEM and social media fundamentals to specific advanced techniques.
Why Attend SearchFest?
The biggest names in almost every niche of search and social media marketing will be at SearchFest 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 speakers that were at SearchFest 2015.
We’re pleased to announce that Peter “Dr. Pete” Meyers, Marketing Scientist at Moz, and Michael King, Founder & Digital Marketing Consultant at iPullRank will be joining us in 2016 as keynote speakers!
SEMpdx is proud of the reputation that SearchFest 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 SearchFest After Party at 6:00pm at Punchbowl Social, a nearby venue featuring bowling, karaoke, darts, and more.
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-Quarter 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 SearchFest 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 SearchFest 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 SES and SMX, it’s often the perfect fit for the budgets and timelines of small companies.
New This Year: Free Session Videos
Last year there was an additional $99 charge to get access to the recorded sessions. However, for SearchFest 2016, all registered attendees will receive complimentary session videos approximately 4 weeks following the event. 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, assuming the speaker makes it available. Want to see what you missed last year? To the right is the session video from Ian Lurie and Greg Boser, speaking about penalties and and ranking drops.
Do you require American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters? We will make them available for you upon request (at no additional cost to you). Make sure to check the box “yes” for ASL Interpreter when you register.
We hope you consider becoming a sponsorship partner as SearchFest celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2016. We have a number of opportunities available, but they are going quickly. Check out what you receive for your partnership on our SearchFest 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities page. Contact SEMpdx’s SearchFest Sponsorships Team for more information about becoming a sponsor!
SearchFest Social Mentions
Want to know what people are saying about SearchFest online? We do too! Check out our SearchFest Postano below for the most recent posts, tweets, videos, and more. If you are unfamiliar with the Postano Platform, it enables brands to socially power brand experiences. Postano aggregates content from a variety of sources including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more, turning these streams into bold visualizations for web, mobile, events, and retail. With Postano, social shares are transformed into powerful experiences celebrating brands and their fans.