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The PPC Conference of the Year
  • Why Go

    The Love

    A Low Speaker to Attendee Ratio
    for Exclusive Networking Access

    60% new speakers from Adobe, Cisco, the American Cancer Society and more

    An 8:1 speaker to attendee ratio, to get more of your questions answered

    2014’s top 15 highest-rated speakers returning for 2015

  • Why Go

    The Excitement

    Unique Entertainment
    and Unbeatable Extras

    Nightly events designed for you to experience Portland

    Farm to table food, highlighting the best of the Pacific Northwest

    Unique and abundant SWAG that you just may struggle to fit in your suitcase!

  • Why Go

    The Value

    Conference Days Filled With The
    Most Actionable Takeaways

    All new content and speaker pairings for exciting new sessions

    Affordable cities and hotels for more effective professional development

    50 sessions with real case studies for a truly tailored event

  • Why Go

    The Focus

    In-Depth Sessions On Only The
    Most Relevant PPC Content

    The only conference that's 100% PPC

    Product announcements from industry leaders

    LIVE audit sessions for keywords, bids/budgets and landing pages


Previous speakers and attendees have come from industry-leading brands like these:

  • Adobe
  • Bing
  • eBay
  • Dell
  • Cabela's
  • Google
  • Nordstrom
  • Overstock
  • indeed
  • anthropologie
  • discovery channel
  • finishiline
  • geico
  • golf channel
  • kelly bluebook
  • turner broadcasting
  • ugg australia
  • usaa

More speakers will be announced soon!
Watch this space for updates, or submit your own pitch to become a Hero Conf speaker!

  • Brad Geddes

    Brad Geddes



  • Chris Goward

    Chris Goward

    Founder and CEO


  • Elizabeth Marsten

    Elizabeth Marsten

    VP of Search Marketing

    Portent, Inc.

  • Lance Loveday

    Lance Loveday


    Closed Loop

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April 27-29, 2015

Portland, Or

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

921 SW Sixth Ave. POrtland, OR 97204

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Brad Geddes

Founder | CertifiedKnowledge

Brad specializes in Internet marketing training: training agencies, advertisers, and resellers on PPC, SEO, usability, conversion optimization, and more. He is also an official Google AdWords Seminar Leader. Brad helps companies define, create, sell, and manage their products at scale and deliver value to their clients. An authority on PPC and SEP, Brad has worked as a columnist for Search Engine Land, a Blogger at and a forum moderator at and Certified Knowledge. Brad is an internationally recognized speaker. He has spoken at such events as adTech, SMX, SES, Afri-Tech, AdWords Seminars for Success, Pubcon, SuperZoo, RHD SME seminars, SEOClass, and many more.

Chris Goward

Founder and CEO | WiderFunnel

Chris founded WiderFunnel with the belief that marketing agencies should prove their value. He is the brain behind the LIFT Model™ and WiderFunnel System™, conversion optimization strategies that consistently lift results for leading companies – such as Google, Electronic Arts, ebay, Magento, and

He wrote the book, "You Should Test That," which redefined conversion optimization and shows how to create dramatic business improvements.

Elizabeth Marsten

VP of Search Marketing | Portent, Inc.

Back in 2006, when Portent Inc. hired Elizabeth Marsten as a Pay Per Click strategist, she thought she was entering the exciting world of paperclip marketing. A Google search for "pay per clip" quickly dispelled this notion. Since then, Elizabeth has become Portent's foremost PPC and search marketing strategist and serves as the VP of Search Marketing. Elizabeth supervises the PPC, SEO and social media teams at Portent. Elizabeth is a Google Certified Individual, a Bing Ads Accredited Professional and the co-author of Wiley Publishing's "Web Marketing All-in-One for Dummies." (Check out book 4 of 8: Online Advertising and Pay-Per-Click.) She has also written a set of eBooks on PPC for Small Business as well as being a regular on the Portent blog. Elizabeth is honored to be able to share what she's learned at conferences across the country. In her spare time, she likes to practice Kendo, a Japanese martial art.

Lance Loveday

CEO | Closed Loop

As Closed Loop CEO and founder, Lance helps organizations leverage user experience to maximize strategic advantage-especially finding the little UX details with the biggest impact. His work is guided by a few simple beliefs: Good user experience is good business. There's always room for improvement. And companies that value design, UX, and the human element will outperform those that live and die only by the numbers. With Sandra Niehaus, Lance cowrote the breakout business strategy book Web Design for ROI . His educational background includes an exploratory tour of law school, preceded by a BS in Managerial Economics from UC Davis. Lance, his wife Courtney, and their three children live in Northern California, where he enjoys reading and cycling. Luckily, he has zero plans to abandon Closed Loop in hopes of winning the Tour de France.

April 27-29, 2015  | Portland, OR