Conference Location and Accommodations
São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil is a center of science and advanced technology research and manufacturing. In addition to making aircraft (Embraer and Boeing) and satellites, the city is home to a modern industrial complex specializing in companies in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, and telecommunications sectors.
This prosperity is facilitated by the strategic location of São José in the Vale do Paraiba, between the major centers of São Paulo (80 km) and Rio de Janeiro (320 km). Beautiful touristic locations are also located nearby such as the beach at Ubatuba and São Sebastião (100 km) and the mountain city of Campos do Jordão (80 km).
With about 700,000 inhabitants, São José is modern without losing the good characteristics of a small city. With its high per capita income, São José dos Campos is a safe and secure city that offers a wide variety of stores and services. The community also has extensive green areas with parks, ecological reserves, and mountains.
How to reach São José dos Campos
São José dos Campos is only 70 km from Guarulhos International Airport, the main international airport in Brazil. Taxi or bus service is available from there to São José.
There is also a small airport in São José dos Campos with limited domestic flights.
The city is easily accessed by car because the Rodovia Presidente Dutra, the primary highway linking São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, runs directly through São José.
There are buses from the Guarulhos International Airport direct to São José dos Campos almost every hour. The company which does this route is Passaro Marrom, however, the website is in Portuguese. The buses wait for the passenger almost in front of the airport exit between the Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. It is very easy to find the bus.
The ISFUS Organization Committee will provide high quality hotel accommodation for reasonable budget. For this reason we have blocked a limited contingent of rooms at Hotel Nacional Inn. The information for the participants to reserve these blocked rooms with a special discount are below:
Executive Room Single R$ 155,00/night (about US$ 40.00)
Executive Room Double R$ 175,00/night (about US$ 44.00)
Telephone (5512) 3947-0000
These prices are valid only if you reserve and pay direct to the hotel, NOT USING BOOKING.COM or other hotel search website!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ONLY Alene Alder Rangel and/or Drauzio Eduardo Naretto Rangel (the ISFUS organizers) are authorized to contact you about any matter of the ISFUS organization.
The hotels or tourism agencies SHOULD NOT contact you directly (phone call or e-mail) to make a reservation. Hotel resellers may contact you with fraudulent offerings of hotel rooms at significant discounts. They are not endorsed by or affiliated with the meeting. Do NOT give them your credit card information. Be aware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.