Salgado Filho International Airport (IATA: POA, ICAO: SBPA) is conveniently located just 20 minutes away from the city center. Reaching the venue is easy with Uber and taxis.
For visa requirements, check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, available in English and Portuguese.
For additional accomodation and travel information, contact us.
Comfort Porto Alegre with promotional code NIME19 for guaranteed discounts when booked before April 15th (subject to availability afterwards).
Intercity Cidade Baixa with promotional code NIME2019 for special rates when booked before May 3rd (subject to availability).
POA Eco Hostel with promotional code NIME2019 for 20% off when booking a minimum stay of three days, beginning between June 1st and 6th.
Porto Alegre is the capital of the Rio Grande do Sul state, which borders Argentina and Uruguay, and is the tenth most populous city in Brazil. Founded in 1769 on the eastern bank of the Guaíba Lake, a giant freshwater lagoon navigable by even the largest ships, the city is home to more than one and a half million inhabitants and is a chief industrial and commercial center of the country.
In recent years, Porto Alegre has hosted large events such as the World Social Forum, the 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, the 2014 FIFA World Cup and FISL, one of the world's largest free software events. In 2019, NIME will cross the equator for the first time: researchers and musicians will gather to share their knowledge and late-beaking work on new musical interface design at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), one of Brazil's highest-rated universities.
UFRGS has over 31,500 undergraduate and 11,300 graduate students, more than 2,700 professors and about 5,000 concurrent research projects. Located in the heart of the city, next to the Redenção Park, it's well served by restaurants, bars and hotels.