Obsessed With SEO & SEM

June 11-13, 2018
Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Networking Events At SMX® Advanced 2018

Meeting your fellow attendees, speakers, and exhibitors is a big part of the value of attending SMX Advanced. Check out these networking activities for All Access pass holders and exhibitors.

Please be sure to read the SMX Code of Conduct, which is observed at all conference functions with no exceptions.

In-House SEO & SEM Community Meetup

Monday, June 11 – 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Do you wonder how other companies are doing SEO or SEM in-house? Meet other digital marketers who internally manage SEO or paid search for small to large brands, B2B products, and services, or other types of organizations. Join us for an informal discussion about how marketers like you are overcoming the challenges faced in day-to-day tasks. Open to in-house and brand marketers ONLY.
Open to All Access / Networking pass holders.

SMX Meet & Greet


Bruce Clay, Inc.

Opening Reception

Monday, June 11 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a casual evening reception with fellow attendees, speakers, and invited guests. You’ll enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a dazzling rooftop view of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, Puget Sound’s Elliott Bay, and the Seattle skyline. Not too shabby! (The registration desk opens Monday evening at 5:30pm. Arrive early to pick up your conference materials!)

Open to all SMX Advanced pass holders. 

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Janes of Digital

Monday, June 11 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Come for the cocktails, stay for the connections. Microsoft started Janes of Digital to create space for important conversations about diversity and inclusion. Join us at the Olympic Sculpture Park (2901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121) for a thought-provoking discussion on key issues facing women in the workplace (men, you’re welcome and encouraged to participate!). This event’s topic is “See Something. Say Something. Do Something.” Space is limited, so register todayVisit the Janes of Digital website to learn more about past and future events, read the blog, and watch videos. Follow the conversation online via #JanesofDigital.

Open to all SMX Advanced pass holders… but don’t forget to register!

SMX Meet & Greet

“Obsessed with…” Tables

Daily, Tuesday, June  12 –  Wednesday, June 13

Lunchtime at SMX Advanced serves up more than delicious chow. Sign up for one of our “Obsessed with…” tables and enjoy thoughtful conversation with attendees who share your interests. We’ll post the schedule and topics of discussion shortly so you can review the options and reserve your spot online. Stay tuned!

Open to All Access pass holders only.

Expo Hall Reception

SMX Expo Hall Reception

Tuesday, June 12 – 5:45pm to 6:45pm

The Expo Hall Reception is a perfect opportunity to meet and mingle with the 30+ market-defining vendors setting up shop at SMX Advanced. Enjoy drinks and snacks while chatting with exhibitors and learning about the tools and services that can make you a more effective digital marketer. See who’s exhibiting!

Open to all SMX Advanced pass holders. 


Marin Software

Search Engine Land Awards Ceremony & Afterparty

Tuesday, June 12 – 8:00pm to 11:30pm

Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating the work and achievements of your search marketing community. The Search Engine Land Awards are the most respected awards event in the industry and it is an honor to welcome all SMX Advanced attendees to Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109) for the 4th annual ceremony and celebration. Stick around with your fellow SEM superheroes and SEO rockstars for the afterparty, featuring surprises and special entertainment, including exclusive access to the MARVEL and Nirvana exhibits! This is an amazing community experience that celebrates the best in our industry; from small to large agencies as well as search marketers working independently to those in global brands. You won’t want to miss this event!

Dress Code: Come as you are! (Given the venue, rock band or superhero-themed attire is encouraged!)

Open to all SMX Advanced pass holders. 

Please note: The entry period is now closed.

Network Online Before and During SMX Advanced 2018

The resources below will help you connect with others who have similar interests or work areas before you come to the show, so that you can have a successful conference network experience when you arrive. Check out these tools and ways you can share blog posts, photos, and videos.

Registered with an All Access pass? Join the official SMX event group. The SMX All Access attendee only Facebook group will allow you to easily interact with others before, during and after the show. We’ll approve your request as quickly as possible. It’s a great opportunity to participate in discussions, questions and show announcements prior to arriving on site!

Follow our Facebook SMX Fan Page to network with others, take part in conversations, and keep up with SMX news and announcements throughout the year.

Twitter: SMX — Tell the world you’re coming to SMX by using the #smx hashtag on Twitter! You can also keep up before, during and after the conference by following our Twitter feed.

LinkedIn: SMX — Member of LinkedIn? Join the SMX group and connect with others who are interested in our conferences.

Instagram: SMX — Love taking photos? We’d love to see yours from the show. Follow Search Marketing Expo and share your photos by tagging them with #smx.

Youtube: SMX — Make sure to check out the SMX YouTube channel for video clips from SMX!

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