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The MnSearch Summit is better. bigger. more niche. in-person. back.

Thank you to all who joined us this year!

Save the Date for the 2023 Summit!
June 15-16, 2023

Join us for MnSearch Summit on Thursday, June 15th and Friday, June 16th, 2023 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. Tickets will be on sale starting in December 2022. Stay tuned!

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See you at next year’s Summit!

June 9-10, 2022
In Person
Saint Paul RiverCentre

MnSearch Summit 2022 returns on June 9th and 10th, 2022, as the Midwest’s premier digital and search marketing conference on paid, SEO, and cross-channel marketing. Our annual search marketing conference gives digital marketers nationwide the chance to come together as a community to share knowledge, engage in conversation, and build valuable connections.

LOCAL MEMBERS: Be sure to input the promo code included in Summit emails to get 10% off your ticket!
Not a Local Member yet? Become a member first to get access to this discount and gain free entry to all other MnSearch events (virtual and local) held throughout the year!

Covid-19 Policy
We will be following local requirements and guidelines at the time of the event.

Who should attend the MnSearch Summit?

Known for its high-quality programming and networking opportunities, the Summit is the perfect event for marketers no matter if you’re in-house, with an agency, or in business for yourself. Whether you’re a digital marketing newbie or seasoned expert, the MnSearch Summit can provide you with just about as many insights as Minnesota has lakes.

We welcome folks from across the country who are interested in building real relationships with others in the marketing industry and gaining critical knowledge on topics they’re passionate about.

"This is a lot more intimate because after the speaking is completed, it's super easy to get one-on-one time with the speakers."
2019 Summit Attendee

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Venue & Lodgings

For the 2022 Summit, we are back at the beautiful Saint Paul RiverCentre which has twice been honored as "Best Convention Center" by Minnesota Meetings and Events Magazine.

St.Paul RiverCentre


Saint Paul Hotel
350 Market Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 292-9292
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Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown
175 7th St W, St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 225-1515
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Hampton Inn & Suites St. Paul Downtown
200 7th St W, St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 224-7400
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InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront
11 E Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 292-1900
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Have Questions About the Summit?

If you have any questions about the MnSearch Summit, we welcome you to reach out to us any time. Contact us today!

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Jenny Halasz

Jenny Halasz is the SEO Manager and User Experience Manager at LL Flooring, formerly Lumber Liquidators. She works across Marketing, Ecommerce, and Development to help ensure a seamless delivery of user experience from search to purchase. Jenny is also the President and Founder of JLH Marketing, Inc., where she has provided consulting for medium to large enterprise companies on SEO, Analytics, and Search Strategy for over 10 years.

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Christina Garnett

Community builder and advocacy strategist, Christina Garnett, uses audience intelligence and social listening to learn more about audiences to determine needs, behaviors, and more. Her work serves to help brands better connect with their current customers, potential customers, and fans.

Christina is featured in HubSpot Academy’s Social Media certification course as well as their separate course on social listening. She has been a speaker for national events like INBOUND19, Social Fresh 2021, Adapted Digital Media Summit and local events for the Virginia SBDC. You can also find her featured in ebooks by HubSpot, Social Insider, and Talkwalker, and articles in The Next Web, Adweek, and Meltwater.

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Navah Hopkins

A veteran of the digital marketing industry and “Top 25 PPC Expert”, she began as an SEO in 2008, transitioning to PPC in 2012. She manages the strategy and execution of paid media campaigns, as well as helping brands build relationships with profitable partners and customers.

Throughout her career, Navah makes a point to give back and loves sharing lessons learned on the international speaking circuit as well as local universities. She is a frequent contributor to SEJ, SEL, SEMrush, and WordStream blogs/webinars.

In 2019, she became a founding member of the Paid Search Association, a group dedicated to empowering the next generation of PPC practitioners, as well as serving as a resource for all practitioners to learn from and share with the community.

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Aaron Levy

Aaron Levy has been in digital for 15 years, starting as a cross channel manager for a few large media brands before moving into a startup agency where he built a paid team from the ground up. Based out of sunny Philadelphia, he now supports over 100 of the worlds finest enterprise-level SEM managers, while monitoring larger scale trends across the industry with an eye towards the future. He’s an internationally recognized speaker, frequently author in industry publications and a mentor to many. he’s also an adjunct instructor at Drexel & University of Vermont, working to grow the next generation of marketers. He moonlights (daylights?) as an avid golfer, hockey player, cyclist and claims to be the industry’s top chef.

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Akvile DeFazio

As someone who lives for connecting people, making the connection between consumers and brands is what Akvile DeFazio, President of AKvertise does best at her award winning social media advertising agency. As a conversion driven marketer, she finds fulfillment in helping ecommerce brands, mobile apps, events, and entertainment clients expand their online visibility and reach their goals.

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Alejandra Porta

Alejandra Porta is a Latin American-born designer co-creator of Shine Bootcamp, a speaker and confidence accelerator for women, who believes design thinking can be applied to any discipline. Ale specializes in brand and communication design for startups and is currently living her dream by being her own boss and freelancing. When she’s not creating customer-first experiences through research and validation, Ale is championing positivity and health at any size. Ale was recently named one of 80 women and non-binary people to follow in tech by betakit as well as nominated for the women of influence award by RBC. In her spare time, she writes about mental health, radical self-acceptance and self-compassion and always has fun and creative projects going on.

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Alina Benny

Alina Benny is a user-first content SEO leader with 6+ years in the B2B SaaS space. Previously, she was the Head of Content SEO at Nextiva where her playbook grew the company’s organic traffic by over 300% and thus, revenue by $43 million ARR in less than three years. Outside her advisory role at Figma, Alina also enjoys being a mentor with First Round Capital and Yale.

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Amanda Jordan

Amanda Jordan is the Director of Digital Strategy at RicketyRoo. She’s passionate about helping small and medium-sized businesses improve their local visibility. Her background includes working with clients in the legal, health, financial, and home services industries. When she’s not plotting against her Google Maps spammers she enjoys FPS games, ginger beer, and playing the ukulele.

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Andrea Cruz

Andrea Cruz is the Director of Client Strategy at Tinuiti, where she leads and executes demand generation programs for clients. Andrea is responsible for driving and implementing SEM, Social Media, ABM, and content syndication campaigns on platforms including Google Ads, Microsoft Ads, Facebook, LinkedIn, and more. Beyond paid search and social platforms, Andrea is proficient in Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, various CRMs and has previous experience in operations and B2B purchasing. Originally from Venezuela, Andrea holds a Masters in International Business from Hult International Business School and is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

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Andrew Miller

Andrew is a data-driven marketer, speaker, and problem solver. He co-founded Workshop Digital in 2015 and as the VP of Strategy he devotes his time to developing new tools and strategies to help Workshop Digital’s teams and clients achieve their goals.

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Bob Sparkins

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Brian Massey

Brian Massey is the founder of Conversion Sciences LLC and author of the book Your Customer Creation Equation. His rare combination of interests and experience was developed over 30 years as a computer programmer, entrepreneur, corporate marketer, international speaker, and writer. Founded in 2007, Conversion Sciences helps businesses transform their sites through a steady diet of visitor profiling, purposeful content, analytics, and AB testing. Massey has worked with hundreds of companies to improve their online business. He is a sought-after speaker, presenting at IBM, Inbound, LeadsCon, Content Marketing World, Affiliate Summit, and others. He has written for online publications including ClickZ, Search Engine Land and Marketing Land. Massey is the host of the Intended Consequences podcast.

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Chris Long

Chris Long is the VP of Marketing for the Go Fish Digital team. He works with unique problems and advanced search situations to help clients improve organic traffic through a deep understanding of Google’s algorithm and web technology.

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Cory Henke

With over 15yrs of experience in digital marketing, Cory Henke is no stranger to the importance of finding creative strategies for online engagement. He’s an expert in organic and paid advertising, specifically YouTube, which has helped advertisers scale through the 5-year-old ad agency Variable Media. He specializes in data visualization to help bring advertising data to life and provide immediate actionable results to clients and agencies.

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Cyrus Shepard

Cyrus works as an SEO and online marketer. As an early and long-time employee of Moz, he built his reputation studying Google’s algorithm, researching and publishing scientific SEO studies, helping brands and businesses improve online visibility, and continually teaching new SEO best practices to others. Today he runs Zyppy, an SEO software company making smarter techniques available to everyone.

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Jamie Indigo

Jamie Indigo isn’t a robot, but speaks bot. As a technical SEO consultant at DeepCrawl, they study how search engines crawl, render, and index the web. They love to tame wild JavaScript and optimize rendering strategies for human-centric performance. When not working, Jamie likes horror movies, graphic novels, and terrorizing lawful good paladins in Dungeons & Dragons.

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Jeff Sauer

Jeff Sauer is the Founder of Data Driven, former agency owner, business coach, blogger, lecturer, and a retired digital nomad after 4 years on the road. A firm believer in data-driven marketing, Jeff’s work has been featured in many industry publications and “best of” lists. Jeff has had 50,000+ digital marketers enroll in his Google certification programs. He has delivered over 100 keynote presentations and workshops in 20 countries.

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Joe Thornton

Joe Thornton bio coming soon

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Julia Vyse

Julia is the Digital Director for iProspect West Canada, based in the Vancouver office. Her approach is to bring harmony to large scale programs, in which search, paid social and other PPC platforms can often be siloed away from other media.

She has spent her career focused on performance media for large enterprises of all kinds.

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Niki Mosier

Niki is a well versed SEO professional with agency, freelance and in-house experience. Her current role of building a digital marketing team from the ground up (and all the strategies to go with it) has been her biggest and most exciting challenge yet. A Wisconsin native, now living in Colorado, means she spends free time skiing, camping, fishing and exploring the Rockies with her partner and two dogs.

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Rebecca Slaby

Rebecca Slaby, Executive Director of AMAZEworks, leads AMAZEworks in working with schools, communities, and organizations to create equity and belonging for children and adults. With a MEd from DePaul University, she has 15 years of experience teaching middle school humanities/social studies. She has been a racial justice facilitator for the YWCA Minneapolis and is a trained cultural competency facilitator for the Professional Educators Licensing and Standards Board for the state of Minnesota. She has presented at the Overcoming Racism, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Forum on Workplace Inclusion, and local, regional, and national education conferences. She holds a certificate of Executive Leadership from the University of St. Thomas and teaches courses on equity-based pedagogy at the University of Minnesota. She also sits on the boards of Upstream Arts and First Universalist Church of Minneapolis.

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Tim Brown

Tim Brown is a content marketing evangelist – who works with contractors and home service businesses. He loves small businesses and his company serves to champion the underdog, to help contractors (mainly roofing companies) dominate online. Since niching into the construction space, one year ago – Hook’s business has doubled in revenue.

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Timmy Walczak

Timmy creates awesome content at Link Building HQ and in his downtime makes sure that Netflix is working. Timmy has dedicated his life to the pursuit of awesome Link Building and all things SEO.