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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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Post-Conference of PDF Days Europe 2018

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, directly following PDF Days Europe, the PDF Days Post-Conference offers a variety of workshops on PDF 2.0 Interop or PDF/UA.

PDF Days Europe 2018 – schedule of sessions

Fittingly for the tenth anniversary of PDF’ becoming an ISO standard, standardization will play a significant role this year. The focus will be on recent developments, with an eye on the future. The agenda also includes PDF market analyses, next-generation PDF for mobile devices, universally accessible PDF files and the industry-supported veraPDF validator initiative.

Hotel Recommendations and Sightseeing Tips for PDF Days Europe 2018 in Berlin

You will visit the No. 1 PDF event – the PDF Days Europe 2018 in Berlin? Great! Here are some hotel recommendations and sightseeing tips near the event location (SI Hotel).

A double anniversary for PDF Days Europe 2018

Richard Cohn, Principal Scientist at Adobe, one of the two co-authors of the original PDF specification in the era of Acrobat 1.0 gives the keynote on 25 years of PDF during the PDF Europe 2018.

PDFcontainer – a proposal

Introduction PDF technology profiles can be leveraged to provide trusted, predictable containers for record types that often present workflow and preservation challenges, with email and case files (associated files in arbitrary formats) as primary use- …

Upcoming PDF Day DC proves popular!


Some of the speakers at PDF Day DC.The PDF Association returns to Washington DC next Monday, January 29, 2018 for PDF Day DC, a single day packed with 18 sessions in six interest-areas; Accessible PDF, Archiving with PDF, PDF in Engineering, Output, Workflow and Section 508 management.

We’re almost completely out of tickets! Representatives from over 50 federal and state agencies are coming to PDF Day; even so, a third of the attendees will be representing commercial organizations that support government operations in various document-related ways.

Everyone uses PDF technology one way or another.

The PDF Association is celebrating a new alliance; the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the Library of Congress have both recently joined the PDF Association as Liaison Organizations. This allows each organizations’ technical personnel to access the same benefits as all full PDF Association members; PDF Association technical resources and interest-groups, access to the latest developments in ISO standardization, the ability to submit comments, and more.

Part of NARA’s mission is to help all federal agencies in archiving their important documents in accordance with current best-practice and aware of the latest techniques and technologies in electronic document management. Accordingly, NARA is hosting PDF Day DC at the landmark National Archives Building in downtown Washington DC. For over 200 people, it seems, PDF Day will be both informative and memorable.

PDF Day DC is especially timely due to NARA’s recent draft strategic guidance for Federal agencies. NARA plans to stop accepting paper documents for archive in 2023… and PDF is going to be a big part of that story.

In its formality, the National Archives Building is, in its way, a monument to stability. Democracy itself it preserved, if not exactly ‘archived’, by way of executing on the National Archives’ mission. The PDF Association is proud to gather 18 experts in PDF technology to the National Archives to talk about the document format that everyone uses but few think about.

If you’ve not yet registered for PDF Day DC… hurry! The event is almost completely sold out; last I checked there was about 15 tickets left.


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Categories: Archives & Libraries, Document Management, Government