SEMPO, the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization, is bringing representatives from Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft to its annual meeting for a round-robin discussion of each company's latest issues and initiatives. The event will take place at Search Engine Strategies Chicago, in room Stevens 5 at the Chicago Hilton, tonight from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Attendees will be divided into three groups – agency search marketers, in-house search marketers, and other marketers – and will spend roughly 15 minutes with each engine.
SEMPO is also kicking off the data collection phase of its annual State-of-the-SEM Market Survey. The survey is open to all search engine marketing professionals working in an agency or in-house. Participants do not need to be SEMPO members.