PDF industry presentations

The PDF Association hosts a library of recordings of educational presentations by members and guest speakers at industry events. This collection, now including downloadable slide decks in many cases, is now accessible from pdfa.org.

All presentations are posted as received from the speaker. The PDF Association does not take responsibility for presentation content, comments by attendees or the speakers’ downloadable PDF files.


Peter Wyatt
The future: re-imagining the best possible definition of PDF

We can and must do better if PDF is to remain reliable, portable, and relevant – and thus grow into the future for all its stakeholders. And now, we have that chance…


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Accessible PDF – How to tag content the right way
Finding appropriate tags for content
Klaas Posselt at PDF Days Europe 2021 ( 2021, Sep )
Accessibility Reuse

More and more PDFs need to be accessible and so PDF/UA compliant. Today it is technically possible to generate such files of of many tools without tricks hacks used years ago. But often there is one big challenge using such …

Lessons from implementing a PDF/UA-centric mobile reader
What we've learned while making a better mobile experience
Matt Kuznicki at PDF Days Europe 2021 ( 2021, Sep )

What does it mean for a mobile PDF reader to focus on accessibility? How does a PDF presentation optimized for accessibility differ from a strictly PDF/UA conforming presentation? What challenges and drawbacks with untagged PDFs come from this focus? In …

PDF is THE Standard. Explore Why PDF 2.0 Paves the Way for the Future and Must Be Adopted
Automation, accessibility, finishing, optimization and security—success lies in the latest PDF features
Jonathan Malone-McGrew at PDF Days Europe 2021 ( 2021, Sep )
Print Accessibility Security Document management CCM PDF 2.0

PDF is THE standard for print production and digitally delivered documents. Controversial? Perhaps, but the fact remains that PDF continues to see more adoption every year. It has cracked open transaction print while becoming the lingua franca of direct mail, …

Two Standards. One Goal. Modernizing Print Communication Production
PDF+JDF=ADF! Explore the possibilities when you modernize with automation, PDF features and JDF/JMF connections
Mary Ann Rowan at PDF Days Europe 2021 ( 2021, Sep )
Print PDF 2.0

The term Automated Document Factory (ADF) might sound familiar, especially if you have worked in or around print over the last three decades. For the printing industry, an Automated Document Factory (ADF) was the mainstay of the 1990s to solve …

STOP PRESS! Or how to avoid it!
How do you streamline problem PDFs into the print workflow
David Stevenson at PDF Days Europe 2021 ( 2021, Sep )

What would your print customer say if you rejected any PDF files that were poorly constructed and likely to slow down the press? With such a large number of PDF creation tools and PDF files entering a workflow from disparate …

Content Authenticity and PDF
Support of PDF as part of the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity
Leonard Rosenthol at PDF Days Europe 2021 ( 2021, Sep )
Security Creation Archiving

Come learn about new standards from the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA) and how this impacts PDF and the future of content.

Create PDFs using HTML
How to use HTML to generated PDF documents
Francois Fernandes at PDF Days Europe 2021 ( 2021, Sep )

Generating documents can be challenging. There are many tools, different platforms and markup languages. Especially these markup languages like XSL:FO or similar, do have a steep learning curve and there are not that many people comfortable with those. But there …