MnSearch Goes to SearchFest – Join us!

SEMpdx SearchFest 2012
The average temperature on February 24th in Minneapolis is 24, the average temperature on February 24th in Portland is 43. Why is this important to Minnesota search marketers? Well because through MnSearch you can receive a $50 discount (more than 10%) to SearchFest in Portland this February. SearchFest is the annual SEMpdx conference and is now in its 6th year.

SEMpdx - Search Engine Marketing Professionals of PortlandWhile the event is only one day there are plenty of great speakers and will be packed with great information you can put use right away. Speakers include:

Rand Fishkin – SEOmoz
Wil Reynolds – SEER Interactive
Marty Weintraub – aimClear (based in Duluth, Minnesota)
Ian Lurie – Portent Interactive
Rhea Drysdale – Outspoken Media

The event brings in some of the best search marketers from around the country and unlike some conferences you will have the opportunity to network and meet the great speakers as well as all the other search marketers who are in attendance. The SearchFest agenda includes three tracks including the search track, paid and analytics track, and the social track. Each session includes at least 15 minutes of Q&A so you can pick the brain of some of the top minds in search. Even with all of these great speakers at a great location the cost of SearchFest is about a quarter of the cost of other top search conferences.

Currently there are some great prices on flights to Portland and if you book your trip now you can find a deal on a downtown Portland hotel. For more info on flights and hotels, you should check our our good friend Paul Jahn’s SearchFest post over on the LocalMn.com blog.

Special Member Only Event
If these details haven’t already made you hop over to Kayak to start booking your trip then this next piece will push you over the edge. Typically there is a members only networking event the night before SearchFest but this year members of MnSearch will have the opportunity to attend. The networking event is a great place to meet fellow search marketers along with the speakers who will be at SearchFest.  This year the pre-event networking mixer will have members from SEMpdx, SLCSEM, and DFWSEM.  The networking mixer will take place on Thursday evening at the Governor Hotel.

We would love to see fellow Minnesota search marketers make the trip!

SEMpdx’s SearchFest 2012
– February 24, 2012
– The Governor Hotel, Portland, Oregon
– Friends of MnSearch use Discount Code: “MnSEARCH” when you Register Here.

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