My excessively long day of networking, socializing, and overall conferencing,  has finally come to an end. 

The Governor Hotel proved to be a great venue for an event that showcases Portland’s search talent, and brings speakers and guests from around the nation.

Guests gather for a wonderful plated breakfast at SearchFest

Guests gather for a wonderful plated breakfast at SearchFest

SearchFest 2010 was filled with great sessions, some of which were standing room only.  I moderated a session on PPC for Social Media with Luther Lowe of Yelp and Marty Weintraub of aimclear, followed by a session on In-house Search Marketing with Derrick Wheeler of Microsoft and Laura Lippay of Yahoo!

Lots of great take aways… and its always great to catch up with all my search friends and colleagues, most of which I only see at conferences.

SEMpdx put on a great show – and received more media attention than ever before (thanks to Amy Rosenberg).  I’m already looking forward to SearchFest 2011!