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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.

Save the Date: PDF Days Europe 2018, May 14-16, in Berlin

Agenda 25 & 1025 years of PDF – 10 years as an ISO standard

PDF Days Europe is the most popular PDF event of the year. It’s where the PDF industry meets, and where institutional and corporate users come to learn what else PDF could do for them.

The first two PDF Days will offer a broad range of educational sessions focused on current and perennial topics in the world of PDF technology.

New designed tracks!

Based on answers to the attendee survey from PDF Days Europe 2017, we will offer three redesigned tracks:

  • PDF for users! With use cases and practical solutions for business.
  • PDF for developers! Technical presentations around PDF 2.0.
  • PDF for marketers! Marketplace information and  resources for PDF Association members.

Expect topics such as:

  • ISO standardized PDF: what’s current and what’s next
  • PDF market analysis
  • Next-generation PDF
  • PDF in mobile implementations
  • Accessible and reusable PDF files
  • Especially for our members: Using PDF Association resources to augment your own marketing
  • and much more!

On May  16 PDF Days continues with an interesting post conference program, and for developers, a PDF 2.0 Interop Workshop.


Tags: PDF Days Europe 2018
Categories: Archives & Libraries, Document Management, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Legal, Mobile, PDF 2.0, PDF Days Europe, PDF/A, PDF/UA, Print & Publishing, Verticals