27 Feb '15, 8pm
The Power Of #SearchFest & Why Portland Means So Much To Me
The speakers back in 2008 were of various reputation and experience, but overall inspiring for a small regional conference (which SearchFest was at the time). There was also a smattering of total rockstar speakers. Rand Fishkin crushed the audience that year, spreading genius to what was a smaller audience and venue for where Rand’s career was at the time. Ian Lurie spoke in 2008, offering prescient shades of the magical straight-man virtuosity, which would propel Ian to be perceived as one of the most important technical SEO minds on earth. For my part, I delivered the first of what would become a classic Marty Weintraub-brand conference rant. SearchFest 2008 was my first online marketing speaking engagement ever.