9th Annual PDF Conference in Baltimore Announces Successful Event
Friday, September 17, 2004
September 16, 2004—Phoenix, AZ -- Another successful PDF Conference was held this year at the Baltimore Convention Center on September 13-14, with 270 people in attendance according to Carl Young, PDF Conference Producer. Prior to the close of the event, Young announced that the next conference has already been scheduled for September 2005. Attendees learned tips and tricks from the biggest names in the PDF world and participated in various PDF sessions lead from industry gurus including Carl Young, Carl Young Training Associates; Michael Ouslander, Adobe; Claudia McCue, Practicalia; Leonard Rosenthol, PDF Sages and many others. “We had our usual strong mix of two-thirds commercial and government attendees and one-third creative professionals. As it often happens, several attendees walked up to me at the show and said at least one thing they learned more than paid for their travel and registration fees,” Young reports. The high-tech giveaways from popular industry sponsors were among the draws at this year’s event. Paul Sale won the Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop computer, sponsored by ActivePDF, bundled with a copy of Adobe Creative Suite, donated by Adobe. Two other lucky attendees won two FujiFilm FinePix A330 3.3 Megapixel digital cameras, sponsored by nCipher and FormSoft. Special Conference Highlights: • Carl Young’s keynote session, “Building Better PDFs” • Adobe’s “Acrobat & Intelligent Document Platform Update” • “Managing Color & Graphics in a PDF Workflow," Julie Shaffer, PIA/GATF • Bob Connolly, BC Pictures - “Creating Rich Media PDFs” received very enthusiastic reviews, according to the end-of-conference surveys • "Warp Speed Product Overviews" – From leading vendors such as: ARTS PDF, activePDF, Adobe, Appligent, callas and Enfocus • Lori Defurio, Adobe Evangelist, showed a new version of the PocketPC Reader with form-filling capabilities enabled that she says will be available for download this week Overheard at the Conference: • "Overall, it was a great conference and the investment was well worth it," one attendee said. • "Great conference and great presenters who are very knowledgeable and have love for the PDF community," said another. • "As always, the conference was excellent. The knowledge that was shared was very valuable. Thanks for another great conference," said yet another attendee. Exhibitors at the PDF Conference included: activePDF; AdLib eDocument Solutions; Amgraf; Adobe Systems, Inc.; Appligent; ARTS PDF; callas software; Enfocus Software; FormSoft; nCipher; PDFzone; Planet PDF; and Scansoft. About PDF Conference and Expo PDF Conference is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive skill-enhancing PDF event. Attendees learn powerful techniques and time-saving shortcuts for PDF applications. The PDF Conference is produced by Carl Young, one of the foremost Adobe Acrobat trainers in the world, who, in turn, hand-picks the most expert and successful Acrobat educators to train attendees at the Conference. PDF Conference attendees are comprised of PDF users from government, enterprise, and the graphic arts industry. For more information, contact PDF Conference by visiting www.pdfconference.com or call: 1-877-278-2131.