Departamento de Letras, Artes e Cultura

Programa de Pós-graduação em Artes Cênicas

Programa de Pós-graduação em Letras

"The International Auto/Biography Association (IABA) is an interdisciplinary international group founded in 1999 to create a way for researchers and cultural producers in the field of biography, autobiography and life writing to share their work. Since 2000, members of IABA have held an international conference every two years in locations that have included China, Canada, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. IABA does not have a formal membership process. It has a free listserv, which informs its members about upcoming conferences, publications and other events connected to the study of autobiography, life writing and biography. IABA is maintained by an informal executive group of senior scholars, most of whom have organized and overseen a IABA conference or event.IABA also has a close relationship with important academic journals. IABA has several chapters that work in concert with the biannual IABA World conference and hold their own events: IABA Europe, IABA Americas, and IABA Asia-Pacific. There is also the SNS Network for graduate students and new scholars who want to discuss issues connected to the study of life writing. This conference held at the São João del-rei, Brasil is the eleventh biennial."



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Panel's Schedule


July 11, 2018 - Wednesday - 09h - 10h30min

Room 2.06 RE III - SNS

Concealing and Revealing


Laura J. Beard, University of Alberta, Canada

Lisa Ortiz Vilarelle, College of New Jersey, USA

  1. Ina Batzke - Concealing and Revealing as Strategic Narrative Choices for Writers at Risk

Even though the recent debates about DACA have kept issues of undocumented migrants at the center of national discussions about immigration, the voices of the undocumented writers themselves have only begun to register in the life writing scene, with memoirs by Dan-el Padilla Peralta and Julissa Arce being noteworthy exceptions. Arguably, this is because no population is “more silenced in the face of the debates that most directly effects them than the undocumented” (Caminero-Santangelo 449). This short paper will explore the related challenge of revealing while at the same time concealing as strategic narrative choices that will not trigger serious repercussions for the undocumented writer.

  1. Kimberly Blockett - “The Big Reveal: Race-ing Around in Methodist Archives”

As the first known black female Methodist Episcopal preacher, Zilpha Elaw gained celebrity status in the 1800s; yet, her trans-Atlantic itinerant story is virtually unknown, her major contribution to Protestant religious revivalism is untold, and her group burial plot in London is unmarked. Typically, readers place free antebellum black women in one of two camps: abolitionists or fugitive slaves, but Elaw was neither. Her story, non-conforming and unrecognizable, was erased like an early black life that doesn’t matter.  This paper reveals Elaw’s international fame and outlines the challenge of recovering a woman who, in her lifetime, was hyper-visible as a black body on public display yet rendered invisible as a transnational evangelist.

  1. Alison Gibbons - Nurturing Free Speech in Egypt

In ‘Nurturing Love in Prison’ – a short autobiographical reflection about his imprisonment by the Egyptian state for ‘offending public morals’ in his novel Istikham al-Hayat (2014) [Using Life (2017)] – Ahmed Naji ultimately confesses that since being released, his freedom to speak out, to “reveal”, is hindered: “Every time I tweet or publish an article harboring the slightest critique of the current regime in Egypt, I receive a menacing phone call. I live in a state of fear to which I have grown accustomed; I have convinced myself that for now fear is makes you cautious, a helpful survival mechanism” (Naji 2018). My contribution will discuss the strategies of concealing and revealing used by Egyptian writers to reflect on the contemporary realities of life in Egypt.

  1. Dan Lundberg - Outside is also a place

In the 1960’s and 1970’s, Svensktvisarkiv (The Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research) collected songs in Sweden’s prisons via two separate projects. The aim was to document a song genre which was assumed to be dying out but which, in those very years, gained in popularity and assumed new functions when it became a part of the progressive music movement. Formerly a secluded genre, living in a prison environment, prison songs became a matter for the general public and part of the struggle for better conditions in correctional treatment institutions. The song texts reveal a changed perception of the prisoners’ situation and of the implications of exclusion.

  1. Anne Rueggemeir - "Lists in Life Writing: Inclusion & Exclusion or the Tension between What is There and What is Not"

In my contribution to the panel “Hiding and Revealing” I will concentrate on the cultural and literary form of the list and highlight the meaningful interdynamics between life writing and list making. While the connection between life narrative and list making is self-evident in everyday autobiographical practices (CVs, daily schedules, to-do-lists), the cultural constant of the list has also features prominently in literary auto/biographies (cf. Barthes, Perec, Franklin). It belongs to the basic characteristics of list-making that it relies on the mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion. As a reduced form lists specifically illuminate the tension between the things mentioned and the things not mentioned, the absent and the present, things revealed and things hidden.  Drawing on a number of examples I will discuss the poetics and the ethics of list-making in terms of conceptualizing the self, making sense of the past, challenging memory/knowledge and ordering auto/biographical experience.

  1. Erika Santos - O desvelar autobiográfico no monólogo “Haveres da infância: Um poeta colecionador”.

The process of scene construction that comes from the autobiographical texts Rua de Mão Única (1995; Street of the single hand) unveils connections of the author’s childhood memories with my memories. It is possible to emphasize autobiography as a source that conducts artistic thought and aligns esthetic objects. Autobiography, in this way, was the collection material, giving life through the creation of haikus and a small poetic text about my own infancy that were later inserted into the prologue of an experimental theater piece. (translation by Laura Beard)

July 11, 2018 - Wednesday - 11h - 12h30min

Room 2.06 RE III - SNS

SNS Collaboration roundtable.

Moderators:  Liz Rodriguez and Zeinab McHeimech

Sílvia Maria Fernandes Alves da Silva Costa, “The Challenges and Potentialities of Research Testimony in Collaboration”

To speak or write about our doctoral research named “The Testimony of the Slave Poet Juan Francisco Manzano: Voices of Memory and Silence”, from ​Autobiography of a Slave (1835-1839; 1940; 1937), by the Cuban Juan Francisco Manzano (1797-1853), is to refer to a collaborative work, since we do not write alone in the academy . We are guided, whether by ideas, information, experiences, or ever by our professor’s or research advisor’s suggestions. In a way, all of these issues encouraged Manzano, even outside the academy, to write his testimony, at a time when black men writing was denied in the Americas. He benefited from collaboration with intellectuals of that time, who provided material resources in order for him to write the history of his life, and to the writing of himself, just as that of Domingos Del Monte (1804-1853), who gave him a notebook and a pencil for this writing, encouraging the poet to write a narrative, despite the linguistic limitations that the Spanish colonial regime dictated in Cuba. In addition, it is well known that collaboration helps us to stay on track, so we can produce a work that carries a name, but also stands as a symbol of collaboration, interaction, of cooperation with our peers.

Craig Howes, “Co-labor-action / Collaboration”

In English, collaboration has two very different connotations. One is almost entirely positive—working together to accomplish what one could not do alone. The other is almost entirely negative. Collaborators are those who becomes allies or agents for those who wish to harm a community the most. In my remarks, I will draw on Alicia Partnoy’s concept of “co-labor-action” to wrench the concept away from such heavily freighted values, and to consider how shared work can most effectively navigate the need for joint effort, but also the need for recognizing and valuing the specific contributions that individuals must make. I  will also briefly address co-labor-action from the perspective of allyship. Regardless of our own positioning, how do we deal with power differentials embedded within the participants working together, and sometimes materially defining their relationships before the co-labor-action even begins? And under what conditions should certain co-labor-actions simply not be initiated?

Weverton Andrade Silva, “Queer Construction of the Body of ‘Luís Antônio Gabriela’”

The present paper will report on the queer construction of a body in the theatrical production “Luís Antônio Gabriela”, analyzing the body images constructed through the performing arts. The construction of this character begins with perspectives of the auto/biographical space as theorized by Leonor Arfuch, contained in the relationship between Nelson Baskerville and his sister Gabriela, a trans woman who lived during the Brazilian military dictatorship after 1964. The show is both biographical and documentary, and does not have a linear story, and this can be seen through the performance of the actors and actresses on stage. The play shows the body of a trans person that changes with the transformations of time and industrial silicone, in addition to other intervention procedures. The body of the character lives a performance of gender that goes against the identity of trans, and at the same time that meets this identity.

July 11, 2018 - Wednesday - 14h - 15h30min

Panel  1 - Room 2.06 RE III

Literature in "Experiência nº 2": between fact and fiction

Annelise Galeazzi

“Come and catch if you can”: (non)stereotypical Virginia Woolf’s biographical images in Michael Cunningham’s The Hours.

Victor Santiago

Panel  2 - Room 2.07 RE III

Experiencial training of private persons of freedom: knowledge in the penitentiary context

Thayla Fernanda Souza e Silva

Narrating challenges in the implementation of an educational policy for migrants in Mato Grosso

Carlos Caetano

Teacher narratives: discussing the professional development of teachers in their initial teaching career

Deusodete Rita da Silva Aimi

Panel  3 - Room 2.12 RE III

Visual and oral narratives: masks, brands and faces

Marisa Guimarães Leite

Autofictional Hidden Life Trauma in Contemporary Literature: ‘Spaltkopf’- The Discovery of Belonging

Agata Joanna Lagiewka

July 12, 2018 - Thursday - 9h - 10h30min

Panel  4 - Room 2.06 RE III

Multi-Modal, Multi-voiced Narratives: Creating Ambiguity Creates Visibility

Irene Velentzas

Construction queer of the body of "(Luís Antônio) Gabriela"

Weverton Andrade

Panel  5 - Room 2.07 RE III

Patrick Modiano: Autobiographical space and Postmemory

Laura Campos

Textual Failure and Early Black Atlantic Literature

Eric Lamore

Panel  6 - Room 2.12 RE III

On the road with an axe and a pen: Temporary migration to 19th century Turkey in the life narratives of Central European journeymen

Richard Wittmann

When You Can Not Confess Who You Are: Autobiographies of Polish Jews in the Soviet Era

Artur Hellich

The mediation of traumatic memories in the life narratives of an Estonian woman

Maarja Hollo

July 12, 2018 - Thursday - 11h - 12h30min

Panel  7 - Room 2.06 RE III


Panel  8 - Room 2.07 RE III

The Process of Writing The Transgender Multimedia Narrative, Doorways, Hallways, and In- Between

Abandon Shuman

Mentoring Abandon Shuman’s Transgender Multimedia Narrative, Doorways, Hallways, and In-Between

Mildred R. Mickle, Joycelyn Moody

Panel  9 - Room 2.12 RE III

Mind the Gaps: (Lack of) Closure and Hidden Stories in Graphic Memoirs

Renata Lucena Dalmaso

Photographs, Cartoon Drawings, and Me

Nancy Pedri

Enslaved Bodies and Liberated Voices: The Stories of Iraqi Women in Captivity in Dunya Mikhails’ Fi Souq AlSabaya

Lamees Al Ethari

July 12, 2018 - Thursday - 14h - 15h30min

Panel  10 - Room 2.06 RE III

Breeding Hoax: The Case of Mary Toft, Rabbit Breeder, and Tainted Confession

Krista Roberts

Undocumented Youths’ Testimonios as a Form of Narrative Dissent

Ina Batzke

The testimony of the slave poet Juan Francisco Manzano: voices of memory and silence

Silvia Maria Fernandes A da S Costa

Panel  11 - Room 2.07 RE III

Diaries and letters in Mia Couto’s novels Confession of the Lioness and Woman of the Ashes

Sirley Lewis

The silence on the scene

Amanda Maciel Silveira

The letters, in the autobiographical work of George Sand

Dolores Garcia

Panel  12 - Room 2.12 RE III

Bound to belong? Identity and community in popular addiction memoirs

Maren Emde

GravEthos: the remains of the afro-brazilian history in myself

Erika Camila Pereira dos Santos


Panel “Diaries: Visuality and Embodiment”, with Manoela Afonso Rodrigues and Joaquim Paiva, introduction by Sergio da Silva Barcellos.

July 12, 2018 - Thursday - 16h - 17h30min

Panel  13 - Room 2.06 RE III

The autobiographical voice in Doris Lessing from 1919 to 1962

Simone Morais

The Sounds of Silence – A Critical Noise Intervention in the Paradigm of Hearing

Kerstin Meissner

Speculative Life-Writing After Empire: Penelope Lively’s Making It Up (2005) and Doris Lessing’s Alfred and Emily (2008)

Emma Parker

Panel  14 - Room 2.07 RE III

Surviving from the astonishment: writing, memory and history in the house of the spirits, by Isabel Allende

Evandro Candido

The Strange Biographical pact of J.M Coetzee's Diary of a Bad Year

Gabriel Fernandes de Miranda

"But I could see him"… Exploring the Gaze in Jamaica Kincaid's My Brother

Astrid Magiera

Panel  15 - Room 2.12 RE III

Carceral Spaces and [REDACTED] Prayers in Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantánamo Diary

Zeinab McHeimech

Diary and the Data Aesthetic

Elizabeth Rodrigues

From 1903 to 1906: personal and intimate notes of the writer Lima Barreto (1881-1922) in Rio de Janeiro of the great urban reform

Fatima Oliveira


Book reading and signing with writer and journalist Tom Farias, featuring his new biography of Carolina Maria de Jesus, “CAROLINA, UMA BIOGRAFIA”.

July  13, 2018 - Friday - 9h - 10h30min

Panel  16 - Room 2.06 RE III

Shared memories in the margin of canon

Ana Vera Raposo de Medeiros and

Sheila Maciel

Negotiating Populism in the Discourse of Memoir: Love, Despair, and Ambivalence in J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy

John Zuern

Traumatic Life of Hide and Seek in We Three

Dejin  Xu

Panel  17 - Room 2.07 RE III

Singing through the prison bars. The isolation cell as a creative premise

Dan Lundberg

Repentent sinners and monstrous (m)others: apparent representation and hidden life stories in broad side ballads on female infanticide

Karin Strand

Panel 18 - Room 2.12 RE III

Teaching with HOPE: Written memories of a Liberal Arts College Alumni of their Unforgettable Professors

Felicidad Galang-Perena

Life’s Work: The Academic Career Narrative as Autobiography

Lisa Ortiz-Vilarelle

Narratives of experience, narrative experience: secrets and epiphanies

Maria Passeggi

July  13, 2018 - Friday - 14h - 15h30min

Panel  19 - Room 2.06 RE III

Domiciles in the Diaspora: Esmeralda Santiago and Gender in the House

Ricia Chansky

Autobiographers, Fictioneers, and the Value of Lying

Alexandra Effe

Panel  20 - Room 2.07 RE III

The Hidden Agendas of Healing: Medical Lists and the (Non)authorial Shaping of Being Ill

Anne Rüggemeier

Differing Versions of One Life: Else Kienle’s Autobiography and the Concealment of a Controversial Past

Barbara Kosta

Breaking Silences, Broken Connections: The Museum of Broken Relationships

Cynthia Huff

Panel  21 - Room 2.12 RE III

Boys don’t read – how an autobiography is said to improve the reading skills of young men

Cristine Sarrimo

The Perilous Pretense: Rachel Doležal’s Secret Self and Black Identity Formation

Julia Charles

Revealing the Man behind the Biographer

Laura Beard

July  13, 2018 - Friday - 16h - 17h30min

Panel  22 - Room 2.06 RE III

Uses and Abuses of Reading Life: Morality, Fictionality, and the Trial of Ahmed Naji

Alison Gibbons

Comic, City, Archive: Public Space, Private Lives and Post-War Reconstruction in Lamia Ziadé’s Bye Bye Babylon (2011) and Zeina Abirached’s A Game for Swallows (2012)

Dominic Davies

Chronic diseases, (auto) biographical research and identity reconfiguration

Elizeu Clementino de Souza

Panel  23 - Room 2.07 RE III

"128 diaries" by Joaquim Paiva

Joaquim Paiva

Stolen lives, damaged identities – The voices and stories of children of Brazilian Military Dictatorship

Sergio da Silva Barcellos

Panel  24 - Room 2.12 RE III

Auto/Biographical Reports on How the Other Half Lives

Alfred Hornung

Decolonizing the newspaper travel letter before colonialism Missionaries and Kānaka Maoli; Mark Twain, Joseph Nāwahī, and David Kalākaua

Craig Howes

Covert Autobiographies: Predictive Algorithims and Online Profiling

Joel Haefner

July 14, 2018 - Saturday - 9h - 10h30min

Panel  25 - Room 2.06 RE III

France’s Hidden Postcolonial? Post-Migrant Writing from France’s Urban Peripheries

Christopher Hogarth

Creating a context to enhance understanding of the health histories of patients from indigenous cultures

Maria Chansky

Secret Languages: Bilingual Authors and Translingual Life Writing

Natalie Edwards

Panel  26 - Room 2.07 RE III

The Secret Lives of the Diplomat's Wife: Minor Transnationalism in P.K. Page's Brazilian Journal

Eva C. Karpinski

Absence Aesthetics in Contemporary Caribbean Life Writing

Jocelyn Stitt

The Other “I” and another literary genre in the recorded indigenous life narratives of Lee Maracle, Rigoberta Menchú and Davi Kopenawa

Juliana Salles

Panel  27 - Room 2.12 RE III

Hidden but Not Secret: Life Writing as an Indicator of Belonging in the Work of Thomas Merton

Lynn Domina

Travels with My Father: an Autobiographical Novel: Karen Jennings and Patriography

Mathilda Slabbert

July 14, 2018 - Saturday - 11h - 12h30min

Panel  28 - Room 2.06 RE III

(Re)locating the Autobiographical “I’s” within the Nexus of Solitude and Solidarity in Sandra Cisneros’ A House of My Own

Melissa D. Carruth

Transcultural Studies in Australian Identity

Paul Arthur

Narrative Ethics: to Conceal or to Reveal?

Zeng Ying

Panel  29 - Room 2.07 RE III

Un Self Writing: @SoSadToday and the Curation of Affect

Theresa Kulbaga and Emily Zakin

Francesca Woodman and photography as writing about oneself

Cláudia Brandão and Tatiana Brandão

Panel 30 - Room 2.12 RE III

The student protagonism of José Noberto Bezerra

Ana Maria Andrade

Maria Carolina de Jesus and Carmen da Silva. Scriptures from Brazil in black and white and from rag to mink

Teresa Lenzi and Jesús Pérez García

Re-storying Childhood Difference: a Moebius M/othering of Selves

Sally Ann Murray

July 14, 2018 - Saturday - 14h - 15h30min

Panel  31 - Room 2.06 RE III

Professional Disguise: Autobiography and the Academic Portfolio Narrative

Julia A. Galbus

Leaving to become: from the myth of national identity to the rise of an immigrant consciousness

Manoela Afonso Rodrigues

Witold Gombrowicz’s autobiographical practices: between orality and literacy (Diary, A Kind of Testament: Interviews with Dominique de Roux, Kronos)

Pawel Rodak

Panel  32 - Room 2.07 RE III

Black Women and Discursive (In)Disclosures

Joycelyn Moody

Black Women and Discursive (In)Disclosures

Kimberly Blockett

16h - Business Meeting


Check out the keynote speakers have already agreed to attend.

Jovita Maria Gerheim Noronha


Graduated in Literature (Portuguese-French) by the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Master in Francophone Literatures by Fluminense Federal University (1999), PhD in Comparative Literature by Fluminense Federal University (2003). Postdoctoral degree (Senior Internship) at the University of Rouen - France (September 2013 to August 2014) with CAPES scholarship. Retired as an associate professor at the Faculty of Arts of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, she works at PPG Letras - Estudos Literários - UFJF. She was vice-coordinator of the Post-Graduate Program in Literature - UFJF and coordinator of the UFJF Foreign Language Offering Universalization Project. He has experience teaching, research and guidance in the area of ​​Literature, with emphasis on literature studies, working mainly on the following topics: self-writing, identity constructions, French-language literature. In addition to articles and book chapters on these themes, she translated (with Maria Inês Guedes) and organized Rousseau's autobiographical pact to the Internet (UFMG, 2008/2014), which brings together texts by the theorist Philippe Lejeune, and Essays on autofiction (UFMG , 2014), which brings together the fundamental texts on the concept. She also organized, with Silvina Liliana Carizzo, Interamerican Literary Relations: Territory and Culture (UFJF, 2010), which brings together texts by researchers from the WG of ANPOLL Interamerican Literary Relations of which she was coordinator and vice-coordinator.

Arturo Arias


Arturo Arias (Guatemala City, 1950) is a Guatemalan novelist and scholar, who is John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Professor in the Humanities at the University of California, Merced. He has taught courses specializing in Central American literature; Indigenous literatures; social and critical theory; race, gender and sexuality in post-colonial societies; cultural studies, and ethnographic approaches. Arias was previously Tomas Rivera Regents Professor in Spanish Language and Literature  at the University of Texas at Austin, Hood Professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, Savage Distinguished Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Oregon, and Greenleaf Chair Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies at Tulane University. He also taught at San Francisco State University and the University of Redlands in Southern California. He is a past president of the Latin American Studies Association. Arias holds a PhD in Sociology of Literature, from L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes Paris, France. (1978) He has published eight novels and seven academic books, with two more forthcoming: volumes two and three of Recovering Lost Footprints: Contemporary Indigenous Narratives. He received the Casa de las Américas prize for his novel Itzam Na (1981), the Anna Seghers award for his novel Jaguar en llamas 1990), and the Casa de las Américas prize in essay for his book Ideología, Literatura y Sociedad durante the Revolución Guatemalteca, 1944-1954 (1979). His most recent novel is El precio del consuelo (FyG Editores, 2017).


Organizing Committee

  • Alberto Ferreira da Rocha Júnior- Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei (president)
  • Elizeu Clementino- Universidade do Estado da Bahia
  • Eva Karpinski – York University
  • Jennifer Sarah Cooper – UFRN
  • Joycelyn K. Moody - University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Julie Rak -- University of Alberta
  • Laura Beard – University of Alberta
  • Leonor Arfuch – Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Maria da Conceição Passeggi – Centro de Educação da Universidade Federal do rio Grande do Norte
  • Orly Lael Netzer – University of Alberta
  • Ricia a. Chansky – University of Puerto Rico
  • Sarah Brophy – McMaster University
  • Sérgio Barcelos – Free Researcher
  • Sidonie Smith – University of Michigan
  • Suely da Fonseca Quintana – Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei

Scientific Committee

  • Alberto Ferreira da Rocha Júnior (president)
  • Rica A. Chansky
  • Sérgio Barcellos
  • Suely da Fonseca Quintana

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Pousada Paço do Lavradio (32) 3372-8393 Rua Treze, 20 - Colônia
Chafariz Palace Hotel (32) 3371-4295 Av. Trinta e um de março, 553 – Colônia
Vereda Park Hotel (32) 3371-4420 Rua Pe. Machado, 313 – Bela Vista
Hotel Trilho de Minas (32) 3372-7969 Av. Trinta e um de Março, 1148, Colônia
Hotel Ponte Real (32) 3371-7000 Rua Eduardo Magalhães, 254 – centro
Pousada Rotunda (32) 3372-2699 (32) 3372-2698 R.Conselheiro Belizário leite Neto,100 - Centro
Vicenza Apart Hotel (32) 3379-1150 Rua Padre Sacramento, 400 – Villa Marchetti
Solara Hotel (32) 3371-8880 Av.Oito de Dezembro,161 – Centro
Pousada Beco do Bispo (32) 3371-8844 Beco do Bispo, 93 - Centro
Pousada Vila Buonabitacolo (32) 3371-1014 Rua Santo Antônio, 400 – Colônia
Lenheiros Palace Hotel (32) 3371-8155 Av. Presidente Tancredo Neves, 257 – Centro
Garden Hill Small Resort (32) 3373-2209 (32) 3371-2551 BR 383, Km 96 RD César de Pina - Colônia
Pousada Sinhá Moça (32) 3371-2425 R.Dr. Da Cunha, 103 – Fábricas
Pousada Casarão (32) 3371-7447 Rua Ribeiro Bastos, 94 - Centro
Pousada dos Sinos (32) 3371-7789 /1314 (Nice) Rua Eduardo Magalhães, 106 - Centro
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Travel Information

How to get to São João Del Rei

From Belo Horizonte (MG), Confins Airport
- The conference organizers recommend a private transportation service from Confins Airport to São João Del Rei, which must be booked by the participant. Please find the link on the conference website.
- There are regular buses from Belo Horizonte to São João Del Rei at Belo Horizonte Bus Station, Rodoviária, operated by Viação Sandra. The bus timetable will be posted here.
* The best way to get from the airport to the bus station is by taxi or Uber. 
From Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Tom Jobim/Galeão International Airport
- The participant must take the 2145 bus on the arrivals level of Terminal 2 to Santos Dumont Airport. Get off on Rodoviária Novo-Rio, the bus station. From there, there are regular buses to São João Del Rei operated by Viação Paraibuna. The bus timetable will be posted here.
From São Paulo (SP), Guarulhos International Airport
- The participant must go to the bus station Rodoviária Tietê by taking the bus number 472 towards São Paulo. At Rodoviária Tietê there are regular buses to São João Del Rei operated by Viação Útil. The bus timetable will be posted here.
- The easiest way for foreign participants is to arrive either in Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo;
- In case of connecting flights from these cities to Belo Horizonte, to proceed to São João Del Rei, we recommend using the private transportation suggested on the website;
- Buses depart more often from Belo Horizonte Rodoviária to São João Del Rei;
- The duration of the ground transportation between Rio de Janeiro and São João Del Rei is 5 hours and 30 minutes; from Belo Horizonte is 3 hours, and from São Paulo bus station is 7 hours.
De Belo Horizonte (MG), Aeroporto de Confins
- Os organizadores da conferência recomendam um serviço de transporte privado do Aeroporto Confins a São João Del Rei, que deve ser reservado pelo participante. Encontre o link no site da conferência.
- Existem ônibus regulares de Belo Horizonte para São João Del Rei, na Rodoviária de Belo Horizonte, operada pela Viação Sandra. O horário do ônibus será postado aqui. O participante deve apanhar o ônibus da Viação Unir para a rodoviária de Belo Horizonte. As passagens podem ser compradas na entrada do aeroporto de Confins. Certifique-se de pegar o ônibus com destino à Rodoviária!
Do Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim / Galeão
- O participante deve apanhar o ônibus 2145 no nível de desembarque do Terminal 2 para o Aeroporto Santos Dumont. Deve descer na Rodoviária Novo-Rio. Há ônibus regulares para São João Del Rei operados pela Viação Paraibuna. O horário do ônibus será postado aqui.
De São Paulo (SP), Aeroporto Internacional de Guarulhos
- O participante deve dirigir-se à Rodoviária Tietê tomando o ônibus número 472 em direção à São Paulo. Na Rodoviária Tietê existem ônibus regulares para São João Del Rei operados pela Viação Útil. O horário do ônibus será postado aqui.
- A maneira mais fácil para participantes estrangeiros é chegar no Rio de Janeiro ou São Paulo;
- Em caso de conexão de vôos dessas cidades para Belo Horizonte, para prosseguir para São João Del Rei, recomendamos usar o transporte privado sugerido no site;
- Os ônibus partem mais frequentemente da Rodoviária de Belo Horizonte para São João Del Rei;
- A duração da viagem entre Rio de Janeiro e São João Del Rei é de 5 horas e 30 minutos; de Belo Horizonte é de 3 horas, e do Terminal Tietê, em São Paulo, é de 7 horas.
- Ao chegar ao aeroporto, procure quiosques de táxis de tarifa fixa. A tarifa fixa varia de acordo com o destino. Por favor, não tome táxis regulares no exterior dos aeroportos.

Bus schedule

Bus schedule between Belo Horizonte and São João Del Rei, operated by Viação Sandra
Horários de ônibus de Belo Horizonte para São João Del Rei: Viação Sandra
Mondays through Thursdays, and Saturdays:
Segundas às quintas-feiras e aos Sábados:
6 am, 8:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 am, 3 pm, 4:45 pm,  and 7 pm
6 am, 8:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, 3 pm, 4:45 pm, 5:30 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm
6 am, 8:30 am, 1:30 pm, 4:45 pm, 7 pm, and 9 pm 
Bus schedule between São Paulo and São João Del Rei, operated by Viação Útil 
Horários de ônibus de São Paulo para São João Del Rei: Viação Útil
Sundays through Fridays:
Domingos às sextas-feiras:
11:40 am, 3:30 pm, 8 pm, 10:10 pm, and 10:50 pm
11:40 am, 8 pm, 10:10 pm
Bus schedule between Rio de Janeiro and São João Del Rei, operated by Paraibuna Transportes
Horários de ônibus do Rio de Janeiro para São João Del Rei: Paraibuna Transportes
Mondays through Thursdays:
Segundas às quintas-feiras:
7 am, 2 pm, and 9 pm
7 am, 2 pm, 8:30 pm, 11 pm
7 am, and 2 pm
2 pm, and 9 pm

Private transport


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