April 27-29, 2020 | The New Sanno Hotel | Tokyo, Japan

Call for Papers Overview

AFCEA 東京 TOKYO TechNet Tokyo is an annual conference devoted to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), focusing on the Japanese and United States governments, the Tokyo-based technology industry, JP and US-based defense industry, and anyone interested in learning about new and emerging technologies with wide-ranging application. We expect approximately 600-1000 total attendees to join TechNet Tokyo during the three-day conference.

Our goal is to not only to provide an opportunity to learn something new, but also to raise money for grants and scholarships for students pursing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related fields.

As a non-profit organization, our goal is to invest all sponsorship revenue back into the local community. TechNet allows us to hold monthly events, holiday parties, and an annual conference – but most importantly it allows us to provide grants and scholarships to students studying in STEM-related fields.

With that being said, we are not able to cover speaker costs (flights, accommodation, etc). If your talk is selected, we will be able to provide a complementary full-event pass to attend all conference events, including the kick-off dinner, lunch keynotes and panels, networking socials, etc.

Presentations can be 50 minutes for keynotes and 80 minutes for panels. Topics of interest include (but are in no way limited to) the following, with preference given to talks that provide solutions as well as insight to problems in:

  • Information Technology
  • Network Security / Host Security
  • Web Application Security
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Innovative Attack / Defense Strategies
  • Embedded Device Security / Internet of Things
  • Forensics / Malware
  • Information Security Policies / Frameworks

If your talk doesn’t fit into any of the topics listed above, no problem. We’re happy to review all technology related subjects.

While we welcome submissions from the vendor community, we will not accept proposals that are solely product pitches.

If you’d like to get in touch with us before submitting a talk, please feel free to contact us and we’ll respond as soon as we’re able to.


AFCEA 東京 TOKYO generally holds its seminars and events at The New Sanno Hotel near Hiroo Station. Please be aware The New Sanno is a U.S. military complex, and requires an official government issued identification card with picture (ie. Passport, JP drivers license, Zairyu Card, DoD CAC, DoD Dependent ID, DoD Retired ID, etc. ) for entry. In addition, due to The New Sanno security requirements, passports issued by certain countries require additional documentation and a 30-day lead-time for access. Please view the event page for further details and what needs to be done so you can access the festivities. These rules have nothing to do with AFCEA 東京 TOKYO, and are strictly related to and enforced by the venue.