SIBGRAPI 2010 will take place at the UFRGS Convention Center (Centro de Eventos da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), in Gramado. The Convention Center is located in downtown Gramado, at Rua São Pedro, 663, within walking distance from many hotels.
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Travel and Visa Information

Gramado is a small city (~30.000 habitants) 118 km (74 miles) away from Porto Alegre, the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Most of the population of Gramado is of German or Italian descent and its architecture and gastronomy reflects that. Gramado hosts the major South American film festival and is also known for its natural landscapes and the beautiful hydrangeas blossoming in late spring.

Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


The average temperature for the conference period can vary greatly (6-24°C / 42-75°F), so participants are recommended to bring clothes for warm and cold weather. Gramado is in the same time zone as Brasília, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo: 3 hours behind GMT.

A valid passport is required to travel to Brazil.

A tourist visa is required for citizens of several countries. Please check here for a list of countries whose citizens do not need a visa to travel to Brazil. For example, a visa is required for U.S. and Canadian citizens. For further information about visa application requirements, contact your travel agent and/or a local Brazilian Consulate office.

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Serra Azul – Official Hotel of the Symposium

Serra Azul – Official Hotel of the Symposium

The local organizing committee of SIBGRAPI 2010 has selected some of the best hotels in Gramado to offer to attendees. Lodging options are separated into Official Hotel of the Symposium, Partner Hotels and other Hotels and Accomodations. Read more»