Vitoria is one of the fastest growing cities in Brazil. Surrounded by beautiful beaches on the east and beautiful high and ever-green mountains to the west, it is a city known for culture and natural beauty.
NOTE: Brazil requires visas for visitors from many countries. Please ensure you look into securing a visa to visit Brazil in plenty of time to attend the conference.
BRC2011 will be sponsored and hosted by the Instituto Federal do EspР“rito Santo - Ifes (Federal Institute of EspР“rito Santo).
History of IFES: On the 23rd of September 1909, the Brazilian president Nilo PeР“В§anha determined the foundation of nineteen schools of arts and mР“В©tiers. As a consequence, the technical school Escola de Aprendizes e Artifices do Espirito Santo (Arts and MР“В©tiers School) was born. Since then, the school name has changed five times: 13th of January 1937, the School name changed to Liceu Industrial de VitР“С–ria (Industrial School); 25th of February 1942, the School name changed again to Escola TР“В©cnica de VitР“С–ria (Technical School of VitР“С–ria); 1965, the school changed to Escola TР“В©cnica Federal do EspР“rito Santo (Federal Technical School of EspР“rito Santo); 22nd of March 1999, the School name changed to Centro Federal de EducaР“В§Р“Р€o TecnolР“С–gica do EspР“rito Santo (Federal Center of Technological Education of EspР“rito Santo); 29th of December 2008, the School name changed to Instituto Federal do EspР“rito Santo - Ifes (Federal Institute of EspР“rito Santo).
The school name changes were followed by a diversification of the activities and teaching modalities, aiming at providing different course levels.
IFES Today: Recently, all nine Institute units (situated in different cities namely VitР“С–ria, Colatina, Serra, Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, SР“Р€o Mateus, Cariacica, Aracruz, Linhares and Nova VenР“В©cia) became Institute campus, and other Federal Technical Schools have joined the Institute Ifes namely Federal Agro-technical School of Alegre, Colatina and Santa Teresa. The Institute Ifes will still expand to more six new campuses in six different cities of Espirito Santo (Venda Nova do Imigrante, Vila Velha, PiР“С”ma, Ibatiba, Guarapari and Centro-Serrano).
The Institute Ifes is an institution which links graduation, undergraduation, technical high school, plucurriculum and multi-campuses, specialized in offering professional and technological education in different levels and teaching modalities. Today, the Institute Ifes offers 63 courses, where 46 technical courses, 14 undergraduate courses, 1 Master of Science and 2 specialization courses.
Conference accommodation details
The following is a list of suggested hotels for BRC2011: