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2018 PDF Day DC – the sessions

January 29 2018 was PDF Day in Washington, D.C.

US National Archives buildingHosted by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) at its historic downtown Washington DC headquarters, this PDF Association event brought industry experts and agencies together to discuss the importance and utility of the Portable Document Format, its various ISO standards, and the wide-ranging technologies available to government workflows.

PDF is the world’s default electronic document technology. With 18 informative sessions across a wide range of topics, these sessions are especially relevant as we look into the future of records-keeping and electronic document technology in and around government.

Accessibility and Section 508

Section 508 for Managers
Bevi Chagnon, PubCom

Successful implementation strategies for government wide PDF accessibility
Adam Spencer, Accessibil-IT

Planning for PDF accessibility within your organization
Paul Rayius, Commonlook

Accessible PDF Authoring: Breaking Through the  Limits of Adobe InDesign
Damian Sian, consultant for axaio

Best Practices For Converting Paper to Digital Documents
Carsten Heiermann, Foxit Europe

Accessible PDF Usability for the Blind & Partially Sighted
Dennis Quon, Crawford Technologies

Electronic documents

Artificial Intelligence and PDF document processing
Henry Sal, CSI

Everything you want to know about eSignatures & Digital Signatures in PDF
Jonathan Rhyne, PSPDFKit

How blockchain could revolutionize documents
George Allen,  iText

Leveraging PDF 2.0 for High Volume Invoices, Statements and other Personalized Communication
Drew Sprague, Solimar Systems

Managing the transition: Legacy Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) to PDF/UA
John Lynch, Compart


A brief introduction to archiving information with PDF
Matt Kuznicki, Datalogics

What is PDF/A-3 good for?
Dietrich von Seggern, callas software

NARA’s Strategic Direction
John Martinez, National Archives and Records Administration

PDF for Newspaper eDeposit at the Library of Congress
Melissa Hire, Library of Congress

Engineering documents

Secure collaboration on engineering documents
Aaron Gravesdale, PDFTron

Use of 3D Technical Data for Sustainment: DLA 3D PDF Operational Demonstration
Tom Parks, LMI

Archiving Engineering Documents using PDF
Phil Spreier, 3D PDF Consortium

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Gold Sponsors of PDF Day DC included:


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