Spring has just arrived and April’s marketing events cover such diverse topics as green marketing, internet marketing and technology with many opportunities for networking and education. Here are TMMPDX.COM’s picks for the top Portland marketing events in April:
1) eMarketing Summit @InnoTech 2009- Wednesday April 22 and Thursday April 23, 8:00am-5:00pm
Oregon Convention Center (OCC), 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Portland
This two day Summit brings together marketers and business owners from throughout the Pacific Northwest for practical “how-to” eMarketing Sessions with plenty of real-world examples. The eMarketing Summit focuses on the strategies and concepts of eMarketing while demonstrating the latest tools and techniques used by the Northwest’s top companies. The main event will feature keynote speaker Rahaf Harfoush, New Media Strategist, Member of Obama’s Social Media Team, and Associate Director of the Global Cooperation Initiative at the World Economic Forum. Harfoush will be presenting at the InnoTech Keynote Lunch on Thursday, April 23. This is a unique opportunity to hear from a member of the social media campaign that redefined contemporary politics. Space for this presentation is limited to the first 500 registrants. Registration is $50-$149
2) Women Entrepreneurs of Oregon presents: A Unified Brand Experience through Visible & Invisible Branding- Thursday April 16, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Izzy’s Beaverton, 11900 SW Broadway, Beaverton
Women Entrepreneurs of Oregon is kicking off a four-month series of Lunch & Learn events. This month’s topic, “A Unified Brand Experience through Visible & Invisible Branding,” is presented by Kelly Quashnie, chief designer and owner of Studio Cue. Kelly says, “When people start talking about investing in their brand, they are probably referring to traditional visible touchpoints such as product design, advertising or web experience. That’s great, but what they and most people don’t realize, is that branding is much more than just the stuff you can see. Invisible branding refers to touchpoints that have little or no visual presence in the market but which can have a huge impact on your company’s reputation. So how important is invisible branding to your company? If you’re a company like Nike, you probably have bigger fish to fry. But if you’re a small company, invisible branding can mean everything.” Registration is $5 for members, $10 for guests.
AIGA Portland brings you video highlights from Compostmodern ’09 and Brian Dougherty, author of Green Graphic Design. Dougherty, a founding partner at Celery Design Collaborative, and a leader in the field of ecological communications design, will discuss the ability of designers to send a socially and ecologically responsible message to both consumers and corporations. The original Compostmodern conference was presented by AIGA San Francisco and the AIGA Center for Sustainable Design. Members $17-$20, Students $12-$15, Non-Members $27-$30. To learn more and register: http://portland.aiga.org/events/2009/04/29095529
4) PDX’s Social Media Awards, SoMe Awards Reception – Thursday April 23, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Candy Bistro Burger Bar, 904 N.W. Couch Avenue
The first EVER Portland Social Media Awards or the SoMe’s will be held at the conclusion of Innotech 2009. The event is being held at Candy, a burger joint in the Pearl. The $15 buck tickets gets you 2 drinks, appetizers and a ringside seat to some of the most innovative marketing techniques being used today. The event is sure to sell out so be sure to register soon.
5) SHOP ’09- Monday April 6, 8:30am-4:00pm
Portland Center for the Performing Arts, Brunish Hall, 1111 SW Broadway Portland
SHOP Symposium ’09 is a unique forum to educate, invigorate and inspire entrepreneurs ready to embrace the economic state of the nation. Attendees will learn how to survive and thrive in the downturn, attract new customers, predict future trends and build or re-build marketing strategies. Tailored to both the start-up and the established business, this all-day event includes a range of interactive panel discussions led by more than 30 thriving business leaders. Registration is $99
6) SCIP Oregon Chapter Meeting: When Time Is Short; Best Practices For Gathering Intelligence Via Web Based Tools- Tuesday April 7, 8am-10am
Jake’s Grill, 611 SW 10th Avenue Portland
Registration required: SCIP Members $30, Non-Members $35, Students $25. Online registration closes April 6.
Come see the great stuff fellow Portlanders have been working on. Several ten minute demos of new products and side projects. Lineup includes: I Need to Read This! (Benjamin Stover), MioWorks (David Abramowski), Black Tonic (Jason Glaspey), Avatari (Sam Grover), and VoteFair ranking (Richard Fobes). Free!
8 ) Growing a Green Economy; Perpectives from Law and Business- Friday April 3, 8:30am-5:30pm
White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St, Portland
Cost is $100 for Attorneys, $50 for General Public, and Free for Students/Faculty. Registration required: http://sustainableoregon.biz/?page_id=81
10) 2009 Women In Business Expo- Thursday April 23, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd Portland
Join the Portland Business Journal for some Las Vegas Lady Luck at an exceptional networking opportunity and celebration of women in business. The event features 45+ exhibitor booths, hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, the soulful sounds of Karla Harris, and an opportunity to benefit Dress for Success. Come celebrate the PBJ’s 25 Orchid award winners, including Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, Woman Executive of the Year- small/medium business, Woman Executive of the Year- large business, and Woman Executive of the Year- nonprofits. Registration is $60
Other great events happening this month:
CHIFOO (Computer-Human Interaction Forum Of Oregon): Design Principles of Wiki- Wednesday April 1, 6:30pm
CubeSpace, 622 SE Grand Ave, Portland
Cost: Free for CHIFOO members, Non-members $5
PAF’s Extremely Happy Hour- Thursday, April 9,5:30-7:00pm
SomeDay Lounge, 125 NW 5th Avenue Portland
Cost: BYOD (Buy Your Own Drinks)
iPhone Developer Quick Start- Wednesday April 29 and Thursday April 30
MacForce, 100 SE Salmon Street Portland
Tickets are $399
Ready to to develop for the iPhone and iPod touch? This class is designed to get you started. Hands-on exercises and collaboration mean you’ll be leaving the 2-day session with a jump start on developing and learning – which will prove priceless as you prepare to design, code and launch your success in the Apple App Store. Topics covered: Objective-C Fundamentals, The Cocoa Frameworks, Developing in Xtools, iPhone application development from the ground up, and Hands-on development exercises and collaboration. Prerequisites: Development experience; C, C++, Java, PHP, C#, VB.net, Ruby, or other OO language experience, Mac OSX 10.5.5 (if you bring your own Mac). iPhone or iPod touch not required. Instructor Dave Shanley has been developing and deploying mobile solutions for Global 500 enterprises since 2000. Dave switched to iPhone development with the release of the SDK and has been engaged in developing, consulting and teaching for the platform ever since. Dave has launched applications in the App Store and started Nixwire to serve the mobility needs of small/medium business.
Category: Portland Marketing Events