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August 16, 2013







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PDF/A Day · August 16, 2013 · Seattle, Washington

PDF/A Day, August 16, 2013, Seattle. PDF Association 1993 2013 20 years of PDF.A PDF Association educational event for CIOs, IT managers, information professionals and records-managers, PDF/A Day is coming this August 16 immediately following the PDF Association’s Technical Conference North America 2013.

Hosted by Adobe Systems in their Seattle, WA lakeside offices, PDF/A Day is free of charge. Attendance is limited, so registration is required.

What is PDF/A Day?

PDF/A Day is about Education

PDF/A Day is a unique educational opportunity for end users to learn about the purpose, role, features and limitations of PDF/A, the archival standard for PDF.

With 12 sessions in two tracks, PDF/A Day presentations range from theory to practice, with lots of time for questions (see the Program, below).

This is an educational rather than a marketing event. While many of the experts presenting work for companies offering PDF/A solutions, there’s no trade-show at PDF/A Day. The goal is strictly high-quality, practical, usable information covering every aspect of PDF/A, not a sales-pitch.

A wide variety of technical experts will be on hand to provide answers, including many developers staying over from the previous day’s Technical Conference.

PDF/A Day packs as much user-oriented information about PDF/A into one day as anyone could want!

Space is limited, so sign up now!

PDF/A Day Program

Note: Click on a presentation title to see the video recording of the presentation.

08:45 Welcome! (Duff Johnson and Leonard Rosenthol)
Tracks Track A: Theory Track B: Practice
What PDF/A is and what PDF/A is not
Leonard Rosenthol (Adobe Systems)
A Perspective on PDF/A-3 from the National Digital Stewardship Alliance
Sheila M. Morrissey (NDSA)
PDF/A Value Proposition
Leonard Rosenthol (Adobe Systems)
PDF/A-3 Use Cases
Dietrich von Seggern (callas software)
10:30 Coffee Break
Archiving Accessible Content: PDF/A & PDF/UA
Dave Hook, Crawford Technologies
Automating Archiving in SharePoint
Jeff Brand, (AdLib Software)
Your Questions about PDF/A
Panel Discussion
Scanned Documents & Metadata
Carsten Heiermann (LuraTech)
12:25 Lunch
Digital Signatures in the PDF/A Context
Bernd Wild (intarsys consulting)
PDF/A in ECM Applications
Kushal Agarwal (Actuate Xenos Group)
PDF/A, meet PDF/E
Dave Opsahl & Phil Spreier (3D PDF Consortium)
From Document to Record
Tim Sullivan (ActivePDF)
15:20 Coffee Break
5 Minutes with a PDF/A Vendor
Following the educational sessions, each vendor has just five minutes to present their solutions while the clock runs!
Moderated by Duff Johnson (PDF Association)
16:45 Final Remarks

AIIM, the global community of information professionals logo.

A PDF/A Day sponsor, AIIM’s Standards Program is the SDO leading development of ISO 32000 (PDF Reference), ISO 19005 (PDF/A), ISO 14289 (PDF/UA) and ISO 24517 (PDF/E).

Travel to Seattle

Located in the state of Washington in the north-western United States, Seattle is world-famous for its physical beauty. It’s also the home of Microsoft, Boeing and a number of other major technology and aerospace companies.

PDF/A Day will occur at Adobe’s lakeside office complex at 801 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103. More information on local hotels is easy to find via yelp.com and other online travel sites. The conference site is approximately 30 minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, or “Sea-Tac” as the locals call it.  Sea-Tac’s airport code is “SEA”.

Adobe Seattle Offices Map

From Sea-Tac Airport

Exit the airport northbound and take 518 west to Interstate 5. Follow I-5 north through downtown Seattle (don’t take the express lanes). Just after crossing the Ship Canal Bridge, take exit 169 for N. 45th Street. It’s a double exit; take the right exit (N. 45th), and then after the lanes split, keep left. Turn left onto N. 45th Street, cross over the highway, and continue west on N. 45th for one mile. At the eighth traffic light, turn left onto Stone Way. Continue down Stone Way and proceed through the intersection of 34th Street. Just after 34th Street, take a right onto N. Northlake Way and proceed into Adobe’s campus.

Accommodations nearby

Hotels within a 5 mile radius around the conference location at Adobe’s lakeside office complex at 801 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103.

1. Fairmont Olympic Seattle (5 Stars)

Distance 2.85 Miles

411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
Contact: +1 206 6211700 

In the heart of downtown Seattle and on the Register of Historic Places ? Fairmont Olympic Hotel is Seattle’s premier luxury hotel. Boasting 450 warm and residental guestrooms ? including 208 suites ? the hotel features state?of?the?art wireless and high?speed Internet access. It offers more than 20*000 square feet of meeting space ? 24?hour room service ? a health club with indoor swimming pool

2. Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Lake Union (3 Stars)

Distance 1.49 Miles

925 Westlake Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109, United States
Contact: +1 206 2130100 

The Courtyard downtown Seattle hotel is on the western shore of Lake Union and just blocks from the Space Needle KeyArena Pacific Science Center monorail and boat excursion companies. Enjoy a beautifully located Lake Union hotel in Seattle Washington

3. The Westin Seattle (5 Stars)

Distance 2.43 Miles

1900 Fifth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, United States

A contemporary haven in the heart of Seattle’s vibrant downtown shopping, dining and financial district. The Westin features unique and varied dining experiences and panoramic views from our guest rooms.

4. Hotel Andra (3 Stars)

Distance 2.46 Miles

2000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, United States 
Contact: +1 206 4488600

Step into Hotel Andra and be transported from bustling downtown neighborhood to a warm urban environment. Ideally located in the epicenter of the city on the seam of the Belltown and South Lake Union neighborhoods.

5. Alexis Hotel (3 Stars)

Distance 3.07 Miles

1007 First Ave, Seattle Washington, WA 98104, United States

Register now for PDF/A Day!

Space is limited, so sign up now! This event is a must for CIOs, records-managers, archivists and others concerned with the long-term storage of electronic documents.

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