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It’s a question that vexes vendors of web-based solutions everywhere: why do people still insist on PDF files? And why does PDF’s mindshare keep going up? “PDF is such antediluvian technology!” they say. “It’s pre-web, are you kidding me? It’s so old-f …

PDF is PDF because files produced with one vendor’s software can be read using a different vendor’s software with no loss of fidelity. Interoperability is key to our industry. The PDF Association is a international membership organization dedicated to …

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NARA (The National Archives and Records Administration) is the final depository for the long-term records generated by all other agencies of the U.S. Federal Government. The agency has a key role in preserving the cultural history of the republic as we …

Member Benefits

PDF Association LogoThere are many advantages to PDF Association membership for individual developers, software publishers and implementers.

The technical benefits of membership include Technical Working Group and Competence Center forums, direct contact with PDF technology experts, access to draft documents from ISO working groups, and more.

Marketing benefits include use of the PDF Association’s logo, listings for company, product and services information on the pdfa.org website, and a variety of other tangible and intangible benefits.

Technical benefits

Individual membership is for personal use only, and may not be used on behalf of an organization.

BenefitsIndividualFullPartner
Access to draft versions of upcoming ISO standards
Access to members-only PDF Association technical resources
Participation in Technical Working Groups
Networking opportunities in regional chapters
Substantial discounts on attending PDF Association events
Share PDF Association resources within your organization
Speaking opportunities at 3rd party events
Eligible for Board membership

Marketing benefits

Some organizations gain value from non-technical resources such as PDF Association events, publications explaining PDF subset standards in end-user terms, and more.

BenefitsIndividualFullPartner
Use of the PDF Association “member” logo
Company description, contact information and links from pdfa.org
Product and/or services listings
Sponsorship opportunities for PDF Association events
Publish press-releases, case-studies and white-papers on pdfa.org
Marketing opportunities in regional chapters
Support for organization of in-person and online seminars
Publish articles on pdfa.org
Discounts on attending PDF Association events
Speaking opportunities at 3rd party events
Eligible for Board membership

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