Travel and Venue

  • The VIII SBGEA & VIII SimFAST Joint Symposium will be held at the main auditorium of the Centre for Educational Planning and Development (CEPLADE), located in the Urbanova campus of the Vale do Paraíba University (UNIVAP), Ave. Shishima Hifumi, 2911 – Urbanova, São José dos Campos-SP, Brazil.


    UNIVAP is a university for teaching, research and extension in undergraduate and graduate courses. Since 1954 the university has been maintained by the Valeparaibana Teaching Foundation (FVE). UNIVAP has the largest university infrastructure in the city of São José dos Campos, offering more than 40 undergraduate courses in the various fields of knowledge and 5 stricto sensu postgraduate courses.



    AIRPORTS


    The organizers of the VIII SBGEA & VIII SimFAST Joint Symposium recommend all participants to arrive at Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) or at Congonhas Airport (CGH) in São Paulo.

    For those landing in Guarulhos (GRU) airport, there are buses from Pássaro Marrom company leaving from Terminal 2 towards São José dos Campos Bus Terminal. From Guarulhos airport to São José dos Campos the trip duration is around 60 minutes, depending on traffic. The ticket price ranges between R$ 24.00 and R$36.00 (US$6.00-US$9.00). Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting the company website: www.passaromarronbus.com.

    For those landing in Congonhas (CGH) airport there are two options: (1) Transfer to Tietê Bus Terminal, where there are buses to São José dos Campos Bus Terminal offered by Pássaro Marron company. The ticket price is approximately R$ 36.00 (US$9.00); or (2) transfer to Guarulhos International Airport, where you can also board to São José dos Campos by Pássaro Marron company: www.passaromarronbus.com.

    NOTE: The symposium organizers are looking for funds to transport a limited number of participants from CGH/GRU-São José dos Campos-GRU/CGH on the 24th, 29th and 30th of May, 2020.

    Travel and tourism information about São José dos Campos can be found at the following links:

    Google Maps
    Turismo – Prefeitura de São José dos Campos
    Guia do Turismo Brasil

    ACCOMMODATION

    The Accor Group (Ibis / Mercure / Novotel hotels) is the official partner of the VIII SBGEA & VIII SimFAST Joint Symposium. Exclusive rates will be available for the participants of the symposium staying at the hotels located closest to the venue (about 7 km), in the Jardim das Colinas and Jardim Apolo neighborhoods.



    BOOKING:
    (1) The booking can be done by e-mail. Please, contact the hotel of your choice with the following subject in the message: “SBGEA / SIMFAST 2020”.
    (2) Alternatively, the booking can also be made over the phone; mentioning that you will attend the SBGEA & SIMFAST 2020 symposium.

    Hotel Ibis São José dos Campos Colinas (3 stars)
    Av. Dr. Jorge Zarur, 81 – Torre I – Jardim Apolo – São José dos Campos-SP
    E-mail (booking): H6035-RE@accor.com.br
    Phone (booking): +55 12 3904-2400

    Standard Single Room R$ 139,00 (BRL) + 5% Tax (per night)
    Standard Double Room R$ 160,00 (BRL) + 5% Tax (per night)
    Breakfast included
    Free cancellation

    Mercure São José dos Campos Hotel (4 stars)
    Av. Dr. Jorge Zarur, 81 - Torre II – Jardim Apolo – São José dos Campos-SP
    E-mail (booking): H5168-RE@accor.com.br
    Phone (booking): +55 12 3904-2300

    Standard Single Room R$ 229,00 (BRL) + 5% Tax (per night)
    Standard Double Room R$ 259,00 (BRL) + 5% Tax (per night)
    Breakfast included
    Free cancellation

    Another option farther from the venue at about 11 km:

    Novotel São José dos Campos (4 stars)
    Av. Dr. Nelson d’Ávila, 2200 – Vila das Acácias – São José dos Campos
    E-mail (booking): reservas.novotelsjc@accor.com.br
    Phone (booking): +55 12 4009-7800

    Standard Single Room R$ 229,00 (BRL) + 5% Tax (per night)
    Standard Double Room R$ 259,00 (BRL) + 5% Tax (per night)
    Breakfast included
    Free cancellation

    Exchange Rate: US$1,00 (USD) ~ R$4,70 (BRL)

    TRANSPORTATION

    Free transportation to/from the event venue will be provided for all participants staying at the Hotel Ibis and Mercure Hotel. The bus schedule will be announced close to the beginning of the event.

    Public transit system (buses) is another form of transportation to and from the venue. The buses leave the Central Terminal (lines 121 and 128 – to/from UNIVAP-Urbanova). Bus schedule and itinerary can be obtained at the following link: http://servicos2.sjc.sp.gov.br/servicos/horario-e-itinerario.aspx. The participants of the meeting accommodated in the Jardim das Colinas and Jardim Apolo area (Ibis and Mercure hotels) have the facility of line 128.

    Alternatively, attendees can advantage of ride-sharing services like Uber and 99, which are available in São José dos Campos.

    NOTE: The symposium organizers will seek resources to provide free transportation for the participants leaving INPE and those staying at Novotel.