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We’ve done PDF Day events and technical conferences across Europe, in the US, in Australia, and elsewhere. This Electronic Document Conference is the first PDF Association event that’s open to all technologies pertaining to documents. It’s about explor …

PDF Association logo 2019

2006: The PDF/A Competence Center A new year brings new things, and 2019 is no exception! The “four red blocks” logo was first created for the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006. When that organization became the PDF Association in 2011, the design was ad …

PDF Day France will be the first French-speaking event of the PDF Association, organised by our member ORPALIS. It will take place in Toulouse which is the home ground of Airbus and we are very happy that Airbus will present a case study around its usage of PDF in their document management environment!

Membership Benefits

PDF Association Member logoThere are many advantages to PDF Association membership for software publishers, integrators and other implementers, including individual developers.

Corporate and institutional members

Organizations join the PDF Association to gain the technical benefits of membership, including Technical Working Groups, direct contact with PDF technology experts, access to draft documents from ISO working groups and the ISO standards development process, the members-only PDF Interoperability Platform Jira, and more.

Many organizations also benefit from non-technical resources such as events and sponsorship opportunities, publications and more. Marketing benefits for organizations include use of the PDF Association’s member logo, placement of company and product information and news on the pdfa.org website, access to members-only sponsorship opportunities, and a variety of other tangible and intangible benefits.

Individual members

Individual membership is for personal use only, and is not available to employees of an interested organization. Individual members may not share draft documents or other members-only materials with 3rd parties whatsoever.

Technical benefits

Access to drafts of upcoming ISO standardsChecked.Checked.Checked.Checked.
Participate in ISO meetings via the PDF Association's Category A liaison with ISOChecked.Checked.Checked.Checked.
Post comments and feature requests to ISO WGs via PDF Association Technical Working GroupsChecked.Checked.Checked.Checked.
Access to members-only Intranet and mailing-listsChecked.Checked.Checked.Checked.
Attend Technical Working Group meetingsChecked.Checked.Checked.Checked.
Access to the PDF Interoperability JiraChecked.Unchecked.Checked.Checked.
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Share PDF Association resources within your organizationUnchecked.Checked.Checked.Checked.
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Marketing benefits

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Use of the PDF Association “member” logo
Company description and links from pdfa.orgUnchecked.Unchecked.Checked.Checked.
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"PDF features" pagesUnchecked.Unchecked.Checked.Checked.
Publish press-releases, case-studies and white-papers on pdfa.orgUnchecked.Unchecked.Checked.Checked.
Marketing opportunities in regional chaptersUnchecked.Unchecked.Checked.Checked.
Support for organization of in-person and online seminarsUnchecked.Unchecked.Checked.Checked.
First chance at speaking opportunities at others' eventsUnchecked.Unchecked.Unchecked.Checked.
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