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Mission Statement: To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.
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Save-The-Date: PDF Day France, Toulouse, April 4, 2019

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!

Electronic Document Conference: Call for Papers

Prospective presenters at the Electronic Document Conference 2019 are invited to submit high-quality original proposals for 25-minute presentations on subjects of interest to developers and technical product managers concerned with electronic document implementations.

Have we passed ‘peak PDF’?

How do we gain insight into how users’ views of documents are shifting? Google Trends is an increasingly interesting source of high-level marketplace data. By aggregating Google’s search data over time, reporting a term’s popularity as compared with all other searches.

Participating in the PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit’s objective is to establish a broad-based understanding of how PDF files should be tagged for accessibilty. It’s an opportunity to focus on establishing a common set of examples of accessible PDF content, and identify best-practice when tagging difficult cases.

Members supporting PDF features!

The typical adoption curve for PDF technologies until approximately 2007 tended to track with that of the original PDF developer. Since then the marketplace has shifted; it’s no longer clear that Adobe drivesPDF feature support worldwide. Accordingly, we are happy to report that adoption of PDF 2.0 continues apace, with new vendors announcing their support every month.

PDF Association Technical Conference to feature two days of intensive education for electronic document software developers and technical product managers

Keynote Address by Bob Wulff, Senior Vice President of Adobe Systems

12th April 2013. Seattle, WA. The PDF Association expects a wide variety of developers to congregate in Seattle for the first-ever PDF Association Technical Conference in North America, scheduled for August 14-16 2013 and hosted by Adobe Systems at their campus on Lake Union.

For developers and technical product managers, a PDF Association Technical Conference offers an intensive two days of deep technical education in PDF technology. Adobe Systems Vice President of Engineering Bob Wulff, leader of the engineering teams that created Adobe Acrobat 1.0 through 9.0, will deliver the keynote address recalling the early days of Adobe Acrobat.

Participants at the PDF Association’s Technical Conference will benefit from 21 highly interactive sessions in two tracks covering a wide range of issues. From PDF on mobile devices to 3D PDF, PDF creation, repurposing, XMP, PDF/A, PDF/UA (the new accessibility standard), and more.

Conference participants come to attend education sessions conducted by top industry experts, to be inspired about what they could do with PDF now and in the future, and to build their networks.

“2013 marks 20 years since PDF was first released. In that time it’s become the world’s chosen electronic document format,” said Duff Johnson, Vice Chairman of the PDF Association. “Even so, many developers know very little about the power and flexibility of the format they use everyday,” he said. “For developers, the PDF Association Technical Conference is a great way to learn in a peer-to-peer environment; asking questions and bringing home lots of actionable ideas.”

Beginning in 2006 with the PDF/A Competence Center, the PDF Association exists to provide software vendors with information and resources on the various International Standards for PDF to help them make the most of their investment in PDF technology.

More information about the PDF Association Technical Conference North America 2013:
https://www.pdfa.org/event/technical-conference-north-america-2013/

About the PDF Association

First established as the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006, today, the PDF Association is an international organization promoting awareness and adoption of open standards in digital document applications using PDF technology.

The association facilitates education, networking and communication, and the sharing of expertise and experience with interested parties worldwide. The current membership includes over 100 enterprises and numerous individual subject-matter experts from more than 20 countries.

The management board includes industry leaders from Actino Software GmbH, Adobe Systems Inc., callas software GmbH, intarsys consulting GmbH and LuraTech Europe GmbH. The association’s chairman is Olaf Drümmer, CEO of callas software GmbH. Duff Johnson, ISO Project Leader for ISO 32000, the PDF Standard, is the association’s vice-chairman.

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