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PDF Conference Announces Fall 2003 West Coast Event

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

June 10, 2003- PHOENIX -- PDF Conference producer Carl Young announces that the next PDF Conference will be held November 10-12 in Anaheim, California. The announcement comes on the heels of PDF Conference East, which attracted a record-breaking number of attendees at the Bethesda, MD location just outside of Washington D.C. The November event in Anaheim will mark PDF Conference’s eighth event dedicated to PDF skill enhancement and innovative PDF software exhibits. Highlights will include detailed focus sessions on Adobe Acrobat 6.0 and numerous tutorial mini-seminars dedicated to keeping users up to date on current PDF solutions. Last week’s east coast conference, which included an opening day keynote from Gary Cosimini, Business Development Director for Adobe Systems’ Creative Professional Product Group, yielded an overflow of attendees who benefited from 40 conference sessions and contact with more than 25 PDF exhibitors. PDF Conference’s growth trend gives Young reason to expect a significant increase of attendees at the November conference in Anaheim: "PDF Conference has become the Mecca of PDF innovations and concepts," he says. "It’s the place for beginner through advanced Adobe Acrobat users to learn first hand, from the industry’s leading experts, what’s new and how to maximize the potential of the technology for enterprise, government and graphic arts. "The recent release of Acrobat 6 has caused a lot of excitement in the PDF community, and by November, we know many users will have questions on how to get the most out of their software investment." PDF Conference Exhibitors & Attendees Speak Out "PDF Conference is a great thing. Our company really benefits from exhibiting here and our name becomes better known. The conference allows our products to be seen by more than just developers, and governmental PDF users can see that our product is well integrated," says PDFlib’s Chief Technical Officer, Rainer Schaaf. MacKenzie Lovings, Director of Marketing for Infodata Systems Inc., reports that "PDF Conference brings the core group of PDF users together. It’s a great, targeted, tutorial oriented exhibition where people can get their questions answered. That differentiates this conference from others." Lovings adds that the Conference was "excellent because (she) could gather feedback from attendees who are already using Infodata products." Laura E. Miller, General Manager for the Educational Testing Service (ETS), was just one of many attendees who came to the Conference with questions about PDF workflows, preflight, and fonts. With the aid of select workshops offered at the conference, Miller says, "I got my questions answered and learned what Adobe Acrobat 6.0 can do for accessibility and font standards. If I can learn one or two things a day through the conference, then I feel that (it) was a huge success. And I learned much more than that." Miller plans to implement the new PDF knowledge she received at the PDF Conference to train other employees at ETS regarding more efficient PDF techniques.




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