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Designed around the subjects of archiving and accessibility, PDF Day Australia brought a number of international PDF experts together for a day of educational sessions.

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Postscript took off like a rocket, but PDF took its time. Many people wondered “What’s it for?” In this video, Professor Brailsford recounts his 1996 experience with one such person – a US immigration officer…

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PDF/E Competence Center promote awareness of the ISO standard for engineering supporting the secure creation, exchange and use of engineering documents.

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.

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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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Next Events
PDF Camp Berlin

PDF Camp is a technical and hands-on event where we will work in groups to find answers to your PDF questions. If you have been to one of our previous PDF Hackathons or PDF Camps, this event will be very similar. Bringing your own laptop will be necessary; the idea is that you bring up your production problems and project challenges. When registering for this event, please add your preferred subjects/input. Based on your requests, we will address different topics in 3 to 4 hands-on groups.

PDF Interoperability Workshop – USA

The second of two PDF Association Interoperability Workshops provides a platform for PDF tool developers seeking to validate their software against the ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0) standard by working with other PDF tool developers.

PDF 2.0 Interoperability Workshop – UK

Two PDF Association Interoperability Workshops provide a platform for PDF tool developers to validate their software against the ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0) standard by working with other PDF tool developers.