Dear #ploneconf2018 attendees: thank you for coming, many of you from very far places! Many countries all told: from Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Luxembourg, Switzerland, UK, Spain, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Romania, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Jamaica, South Africa, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.


We hope that this text answers questions you will have as you arrive, attend training classes (truly worth going to), then participate in our three main talk days, and, finally, join us for our sprint days.

The sprints are welcoming, friendly, and respectful of any contributions and feedback you have been wanting to do something about or have been mulling over.

You will find an always-updated version of this message in our web site’s About section.

Code of Conduct

The conference is held on behalf of and by members of the Plone Foundation, and as such is under the auspices of the Plone Code of Conduct.


If you are subjected to or witness a violation of this code, please immediately contact the Code of Conduct response team at [email protected]


In case of life endangering emergency, please call 119 on any telephone.  This is for ambulance or fire department.  When you want to call police, dial 110.

Contacting the Organizers

The conference organizing team is reachable in many ways:

Individual contacts:

Social Media Sharing

Please consider tweeting / Facebook sharing / etc. your attendance at the conference to let as many others as possible know, and, hopefully, encourage more last minute registrations.

  • Twitter hashtags to use: #ploneconf2018 and #plone; mentions @ploneconf
  • Facebook: the Plone Conference page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PloneConf)
  • Slide sharing service like slideshare.net (tag with "ploneconf2018")
  • Photo sharing service like Flickr.com (tag with “ploneconf2018”)


Arriving in Tokyo

You might be arriving before Monday.  It might be good idea to share nice place for food and drinks at with #ploneconf2018 tweets!

Getting Around Tokyo

We strongly recommend you use public transportation.

  • Train   map
  • Subway   map

Rechargeable IC card card is very useful to move around in Tokyo.  There are two types of card, "Suica" and "Pasmo".  This article describes them well.

Taxi is good to make a phone call while moving, though it costs more and takes time depends on traffic condition.  Be aware that taxi door opens automatically.  Uber is not popular in Tokyo.

Training Classes on Mon./Tues. (Nov. 5 and 6)

All training information is available at https://2018.ploneconf.org/training/ 

Please check the training schedule and register your favorite classes on the training information page beforehand.

On Monday and Tuesday our training classes will be held on 6F at the venue "PiO".   Come to 6F directly.

Ota City Industrial Plaza (PiO)     Open with Google map
1-20-20, Minami-Kamata, Ota City, Tokyo 144-0035, Japan   

Door opens at 9:00 and Classes will start at 9:30 am.  Day ends at 6:30 pm. We provide lunch boxes in accordance with your registration.

Please visit room C on 6F for letting us know your attendance.  You will not need a conference badges.  Simply just show up and let us have your name.  (You will receive your conference badges at registration beginning Wednesday).

Registration, Keynotes and Talks on Wed./Thurs./Fri. (Nov. 7, 8, 9)

Please refer to https://2018.ploneconf.org/talks for all schedules Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Registration will open at 9:00 am on 2F at Ota City Industrial Plaza (PiO).  Same venue as training.

Ota City Industrial Plaza (PiO)     Open with Google map
1-20-20, Minami-Kamata, Ota City, Tokyo 144-0035, Japan   

Please visit registration desk on 2F when you arrived.  You will receive your conference named booklet and a bag of handouts. (T-shirts and other goodies will be inside).  Please wear named booklet in the venue in the period of Talk days.

No breakfast arranged while Lunch will be provided.  On Friday night, Party will start on 4F at 7:00 pm.  Be on time otherwise you will miss Kagamibiraki (Kampai event).

Food or Drink is allowed in venue.   No Smoking please in the venue, except in the designated smoking space on 6F.

The registration desk will be open each day, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 am - 6 pm on 2F, at PiO.  If you have received your named booklet, you do not need to come back to the registration desk. Proceed directly to the keynotes. 

Sprints on Sat./Sun. (Nov. 10, 11)

Sprints information is available here.  https://2018.ploneconf.org/sprints

Sprints will be held at Microsoft Japan Seminar Room in Shinagawa starting from 10:00 am each day.

Venue is DIFFERENT!   30 minutes away from PiO by Keikyu Train.

Microsoft Japan Seminar Room

Shinagawa Grand Central Tower 2-16-3, 
Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo      map

Door opens from 9:45 am and Sprint starts from 10:00 am and ends around 6:00 pm each day. 

Get an admission card on 2F and go to 31F directly.

No smoking except designated area.  Named booklet is not required.  No lunch will be provided.