REASONS TO JOIN THE PDF ASSOCIATION

Interoperability is good for business.

Most PDF Association members are companies or individual consultants. They access industry resources to help them develop PDF-centric products or services.

Many of these developers are also software publishers who leverage PDF Association marketing assets to help spread the word about their products.

Others, such as developers encountering PDF tangentially, or those working with government and cultural preservation agencies, want access to PDF technical expertise as Observer or liaison members.



MEMBERSHIP TYPES

Individual

Typically held by consultants, Individual members may not share PDF Association resources with their employers or clients.

 

Observer

Used by organizations monitoring the PDF industry, or with limited interests in specific aspects of PDF technology.

Full

Full membership is for commercial organizations with significant investments in PDF technology. This membership type includes marketing benefits.

 

Partner

Partner members are major supporters of the industry as a whole. They gain early access to event sponsorship and are eligible for the Board of Directors.

Liaison

Government agencies and other non-commercial entities use Liaison membership to collaborate with the industry on advancing technologies to serve their interests.

 

MEMBERSHIP COST

Member fees vary based on organization size.

INDIVIDUAL

€300

OBSERVER

€750 – €4,500

FULL

€750 TO €9,000

PARTNER

€3,000 TO €18,000

LIASON Free (government and non-profits only)

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

Technical benefits Individual Observer Full Partner Liaison
Access to drafts of upcoming ISO standards Checked. Checked. Checked. Checked. Unchecked.
Participate in ISO working-group meetings  Checked. Checked. Checked. Checked. Unchecked.
Collaborate via Technical Working Groups Checked. Checked. Checked. Checked. Unchecked.
Access to members-only intranet and mailing-lists Checked. Checked. Checked. Checked. Unchecked.
Participate in Liaison Working Groups Checked. Checked. Checked. Checked. Checked.
Access to the PDF Interoperability Jira Checked. Unchecked. Checked. Checked. Unchecked.
Voting rights in Technical Working Groups Checked. Unchecked. Checked. Checked. Unchecked.
Voting rights as Partners Unchecked. Unchecked. Unchecked. Checked. Unchecked.
Voting rights as Members Checked. Unchecked. Checked. Checked. Unchecked.
Discounts on attending PDF Association events Checked. Checked. Checked. Checked. Checked.
Share resources within your organization Unchecked. Checked. Checked. Checked. Checked.
Eligible for Board membership Checked. Unchecked. Unchecked. Checked. Unchecked.

Marketing benefits Individual Observer Full Partner Liaison
Use of the PDF Association “member” logo Checked. Unchecked. Checked. Checked. Unchecked.
Company description and links from pdfa.org Unchecked. Unchecked. Checked. Checked. Checked.
Product and/or services listings Unchecked. Unchecked. Checked. Checked. Unchecked.
Contribute or participate in articles on pdfa.org Checked. Unchecked. Checked. Checked. Checked.
Sponsorship opportunities at PDF Association events Unchecked. Unchecked. Checked. Checked. Checked.
Other sponsorship opportunities Unchecked. Unchecked. Checked. Checked. Unchecked.
“PDF features” pages Unchecked. Unchecked. Checked. Checked. Unchecked.
Publish news, events and more on pdfa.org Unchecked. Unchecked. Checked. Checked. Unchecked.
Support for in-person and online seminars Unchecked. Unchecked. Checked. Checked. Unchecked.
First chance at speaking opportunities at others’ events Unchecked. Unchecked. Unchecked. Checked. Unchecked.
Eligible for Board membership Checked. Unchecked. Unchecked. Checked. Unchecked.

Ready to join the PDF Association?

PDF Association membership offers many technical benefits to developers and significant marketing value to software publishers.

Learn more, and sign up today!

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