Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

The 19th Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Reality will take place at the PUCPR - Escola Politécnica in Curitiba-PR, from November 1st to November 4th, 2017.

PUCPR - Escola Politécnica is situated in Rua Imaculada Conceição, No. 1155, Prado Velho. Its central location is prime, near the Curitiba downtown, the Botanical Garden and the Arena da Baixada Stadium, and allows easy access to any part of the city.

Close to the university, students will be able to find a range of public amenities such as restaurants, banks, drug stores, shops, hotels, etc. The university is also easily accessible by various bus routes as shown here.

SVR activities are concentrated in Building 1 - Yellow (with the exception of the Opening/Closing, Building 2 - Blue, together with SBGames). See the map.

A model city

Curitiba is the capital of Paraná, one of the three states which comprise the Southern Region of Brazil. Curitiba is also one of the most important cultural, political and economic centers in the country.

Enjoying a privileged location, the surroundings of Curitiba offer beautiful mountain ranges such as Anhangava, which are famous among the Brazilian rock climbing community, calm and surf beaches on the coast of Paraná and picturesque little towns such as Morretes and Antonia famous for their delicious cuisine and local handmade crafts.

A city that has been home to many migrant groups, Curitiba possesses a special character that emanates from its beautiful European architecture. The presence of our migrant ancestors is also celebrated in the many cultural activities the city offers such as civic and religious parties as well as dance, music and cooking festivals.

From mining to agriculture to cattle breeding, today Curitiba has a very strong and active industrial pole that hosts multinational companies such as: Nissan, Renault, Volkswagen, Audi, Volvo, HSBC, Siemens, ExxonMobil, Electrolux and Kraft Foods.

Curitiba is known as the green capital because of its many parks and green areas, creative solutions to recycling and lowest atmospheric pollution rate in Brazil. In 2010, Curitiba won the Globe Sustainable City Award for its excellent sustainable urban development.