NT'07 Conference Venue
The NT'07 Conference Venue is the
Parque Metalúrgico - Centro de Artes e
Convenções da Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto
(Conference Center) in
Ouro Preto City,
situated in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
OURO PRETO CITY
Ouro Preto, located 90 km from
Belo Horizonte (capital of the Minas Gerais State),
is the cradle of the first Brazilian Mining School
and a UNESCO Cultural Historic Patrimony of Mankind.
With a 300 year old history, this city counts among
the most important tourist attractions in Brazil,
where history and mining are intimately intertwined.
With its churches and houses of the Brazilian Colonial
Period, the baroque collections, the magnificent sculptures
by Aleijadinho, and its museums, Ouro Preto tells
a history of wealth, mining, smuggling and riots.
This cultural scenery is central to an important period
of Brazilian history.
HOW TO REACH OURO PRETO
Ouro Preto can be reached by bus from Belo Horizonte international
airport (CNF - Tancredo Neves International Airport, Confins),
which has frequent connections to São Paulo and Rio
de Janeiro. Transport from and to the CNF airport
will be provided by the conference upon request (see link
If you do not use the transportation provided by
the conference, you still have two possibilities: You can
take a taxi from the CNF airport to Ouro Preto (about 250,00
R$). You can also take a bus from the CNF airport to the Belo
Horizonte's Central Bus Station ("Rodoviária de
Belo Horizonte"), and from the bus station you take another
bus to Ouro Preto. The buses leave about once an hour. However,
be aware that it will be difficult to find an English speaker
for information outside the airport.
Relatively inexpensive flights from the Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Galeao airport (GIG) to the Belo Horizonte (BH) Confins airport
(CNF) can be booked and purchased on-line on two Brazilian
airline companies, namely
TAM (IATA code JJ) and
GOL (IATA code G3),
with round-trip ticket prices even below US$50.
Easy Portugese primer for on-line tickets:
De/Origem=From (use GIG), Para/Destino=To (use CNF),
Ida = Trip, Volta = Return, Ida e Volta = Round-Trip,
Procurar Voos = Book Flight, Senha = Password,
Verificar Preco = Verify Price.
As on other airline web pages, you may need to register
Visa Requirements: Brazil has reciprocity agreements
with many countries and, as a result, visitors from some foreign
countries need a Visa. It is recommended to contact the nearest
Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in your city, at least 45 days
prior to your travel, to obtain all necessary information.
The Executive Secretariat, upon request, may provide an official
invitation. Requirements for a tourist visa include a valid
passport for at least six months from the date of arrival,
one passport size photograph and a round trip ticket. Most
international airlines can advise on visa requirements.
Health and Insurance
The registration fees do not cover the insurance regarding
accidents, sickness, or loss of personal properties. We suggest
to each participant to buy your travel and health insurances
before you start for Brazil.
Phone and fax in
Ouro Preto and Minas Gerais: To reach Ouro Preto
from other Brazilian cities, dial: 31 or 21 followed by 31
and the phone or fax number. To reach from outside Brazil,
dial (55 31).
The weather in Ouro Preto in June is cold, with temperatures
ranging between 12°C and 20°C during the day and between
8°C and 14°C during the night.
The Brazilian monetary unit is the Real (R$), divided
into 100 cents (Centavos).
The exchange rate available to visitors is published daily
in the newspaper along with the commercial American dollar
rate of the day used in official international business transactions.
Cash and traveler checks, especially US Dollars, can be exchanged
at most banks or exchange houses as well as at the major hotels
and jewelry stores. All major credit cards are accepted. In
September 2006, 1 USD = R$ 2,20. Subject to changes. Visit
the website www.oanda.com/converter
for information on the exchange rate for your own country.
Preto time is GMT less 3 hours.
The voltage in Ouro Preto is 127 V, and the frequency is 60
1.116m. The highest point is the Itacolomi Peak, with 1.722m.
Distance from Belo Horizonte – 90 km
Distance from Confins International Airport – 145 Km
Distance from São Paulo – 745 Km
Distance from Rio de Janeiro – 417 Km
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Ouro Preto is an hilled town that preserves its ancient stone
paved streets, which, in turn, can be very slippery. Walking
shoes are recommended.
Parque Metalúrgico - Centro de Artes e Convenções
The Metallurgic Park –
Center of Arts and Conventions of the Ouro Preto Federal University
(UFOP), is one of the most appropriate areas in Ouro Preto
to medium and large sized events.
Built in the year 2000, since then the Convention Center receives
between 80 and 120 events per year, among congresses, symposiums,
workshops, artistic presentations and exhibitions.
The Convention Center is located in the historic center of
Ouro Preto, next to the historical train station and to the
office of the rector of UFOP.
Further information can be found at:
Convention Center address:
328, Rua Diogo de Vasconcelos, Bairro Pilar
35400-000 Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil