PDF Day is 18 short, fast-paced educational sessions designed to convey non-commercial information meeting the interests and concerns of IT executives. Download the program as a PDF/UA and PDF/A-conforming document, or see the table below.
Educational session videos and "4 minutes with a PDF vendor" videos are now posted on YouTube.
More information is available at www.pdfa.org/dc.
PDF Day - Wednesday, December 10, 2014
|8:30||Introduction: What is PDF, who owns it and why does it matter?
Duff Johnson (PDF Association), Leonard Rosenthol (Adobe Systems)
|Track A||Track B|
David van Driessche (Four Pees)
What PDF/A is, why it’s necessary, and how its various parts can affect procurement.
|ECM and Dark Data
Peter Duff (Adlib Software)
70% of content is Dark Data. Turn on the light to improve compliance, cut storage, and leverage this asset
|9:40||NARA's new Transfer Guidance|
Kevin DeVorsey (NARA)
The 2014 Transfer Guidance: a major change for federal agencies' document handling and archiving
|Collaborating with PDF
James Borthwick (PDFTron)
What’s holding back the document management industry from using PDF more, and what comes next.
|10:30||Scanning to PDF/A|
Thomas Zellmann (Luratech)
Benefits and opportunities from converting scanned documents to PDF/A.
|I sign therefore I am
Tim Sullivan (ActivePDF)
Electronic signatures vs. digital signatures and understanding identity repudiation
|11:10||PDF/A in the US|
Stephen Levenson (PDF/A convenor)
Understand when using PDF/A will lower costs and improve document integrity
|How standards drive business
Bruno Lowagie (iText Software)
They sound dry, but software standards are instrumental in enabling new business models
|11:40||PDF/A-3: Practical and powerful|
Dietrich von Seggern (callas software)
How PDF/A-3 differs from PDF/A-1 and 2; making the most of archives with attachments
|PDF/UA as a means to Section 508 compliance
Jeff Williams & Shannon Kelly (Actuate)
How PDF/UA delivers Section 508 compliance for electronic documents
|13:00||Content extraction from PDF|
Matt Kuznicki (Datalogics)
What can you learn from the guts of a PDF file, how to get it and what you need to know
|Making document communications accessible
David van Driessche (Four Pees) & Dietrich von Seggern (callas software)
How PDF/UA is useful in meeting other accessibility standards, and a survey of available technologies
|13:40||Common criteria for redaction tools|
Mark Gavin (Appligent)
What the Common Criteria Protection Profile for Redaction Tools will mean for document redaction
|PDF/UA vs. HTML as an accessibility strategy
Wendy Lockyer (Accessibil-T)
Why PDF/UA is the best strategic option for cost-effective implementation of document accessibility requirements
|14.20||The real state of document productivity|
Sam Thorpe (Nitro)
Results from a grass-roots survey of document productivity in the workplace
|5 key steps to a successful document accessibility program
Greg Pisocky (NetCentric)
Like HTML, Making volumes of PDF content accessible requires a strategic approach
|15:10||4 minutes with a PDF vendor - Commercial Session
Moderated by Duff Johnson (PDF Association)
|15:50||Officially PDF: Trends in government adoption of document technology
Panel discussion with Federal employees*
* - The panel is moderated by John Mancini, President of AIIM. Panelists include:
The following contributed their own time and that of their respective companies to developing and organizing PDF Day.
* - A member of the PDF Association's Board of Directors
The staff of the PDF Association are dedicated to delivering the information, services and value members have come to expect. Staff members of the PDF Association include: Alexandra Oettler (Editor), Betsy Fanning (Standards Director), Duff Johnson (Chief Executive Officer), Matthias Wagner (Operations Director), Peter Wyatt (Chief Technology Officer), Thomas Zellmann (PDF Evangelist).