From our sponsors at PSU:
Digital Marketing Conference
Sunday, December 11, 6-9 p.m.
Monday, December 12, 7:15 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Registration Fees: $275 (general admission), $299 (day of event)
Register/More Info at www.pdxdmc.com
Portland State University, Lincoln Hall
1825 SW Broadway
With every new social media platform, mobile application, or digital device, businesses and organizations must adapt to remain competitive and relevant-technology doesn't follow business cycles or the calendar year. So how can businesses and marketers stay up to speed in a world that changes faster than the seasons?
Important answers are found each year at the Digital Marketing Conference (DMC) at Portland State University. During this leading-edge business-development event, creative professionals gather to share ideas, learn from one another, and build the region's economic competitiveness.
Now in its fourth year, the 2011 DMC will present award-winning Web strategists and authors, online content designers, and social media experts. The conference will be held December 11-12 in Lincoln Hall at PSU. Business owners, emerging creative leaders, and students will be engaged through national keynote speakers, a digital marketing ¬Å“boot camp,¬Â and high-speed ¬Å“Ignite¬Â presentation sessions.
DMC 2011 sponsors include Whole Foods, KGW, Crowd Compass, WebRanking, and Webvisions. Byron Beck, Portland's well-known writer and media personality, will serve as a conference emcee.
An agency-sponsored kickoff party and PSU-sponsored wrap party will add to the experience and create opportunities for professional networking. Agency sponsors include Mambo Media, Roll 35, and Anvil Media, Inc.
The DMC serves Portland's business and nonprofit communities while recognizing the creative professionals and agencies in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Conference highlights will include an interactive keynote presentation on ¬Å“The Connected Company,¬Â by Tom Bennett and Roel Uleners of the Dachis Group; Monday keynote presentations by Michael Brito, Tim Frick (Mightybytes, author of Return on Engagement), and Marsha Collier (best-selling author, eBay for Dummies). Drew Blevins of TriMet will present ¬Å“What Makes This Place Great,¬Â TriMet's new rider-engagement campaign. Two Ignite sessions will run Monday afternoon and feature 5-minute speed presentations by over 20 organizations, including Oregon Health & Sciences University, ISITE Design, and The Regence Group.
The Digital Marketing Conference is presented by the Multimedia Professional Program, part of the Professional Development Center at PSU. The Multimedia Professional Program offers over 50 stand-alone courses and three multimedia certificates.