Conference will be held at the new Unisinos Campus Porto Alegre. The campus was opened in 2017 and has an built-up area of 55,000 m². The building has an sustainable design with green roofs, ventilated facades and recycled water use.
Porto Alegre is located in the Far South of Brazil and is the capital city of Rio Grande do Sul. With almost 1,500,000 inhabitants, Porto Alegre is one of the top cultural, political and economic centers of Brazil. The city was founded in 1772 by immigrants from the Azores, Portugal, and, over the following centuries, the city received immigrants from all the world, turning Porto Alegre in a multicultural city.
The city is cutted by Guaíba Lake and has a 72 km coastline. The geography of the city is diverse, with a lot of hills, islands and one of the largest rural area of all the capital cities of Brazil. Also, Porto Alegre is one of the Brazilian cities with the larges number of trees.
What to Visit
There is a lot to be seen and done in Porto Alegre. Some of the mandatory places is Mercado Público Central, Parque da Redenção, Guaíba Coastline, Usina do Gasômetro, Iberê Camargo Foundation and Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana. For football fans, the city has two multi-champion teams – Grêmio and Internacional. Both teams have passionate fans and unique stadiums that worth a visit. Near to Porto Alegre there is a region called “Serra Gaúcha”, a Rio Grande do Sul’s mountain region, with a touristic and romantic climate, good wine and plentiful gastronomy inherited from Italian immigrants. The cities of Gramado, Canela and Bento Gonçalves worth a visit.