Additional tips

  • Currency

REAL (R$) is the currency used in Brazil. It is possible to find some options for exchanging money at the airports or in the city of Campinas.

If needed, there is an exchange service at Fast Cash Casa de Câmbio (, located at Rua Jacy Teixeira de Camargo, 940 Jardim do Lago, Campinas (inside Campinas Shopping – Campinas Shopping – brMalls), located 10 minutes away from the venue (Royal Palm Convention Center).

  • Climate

The climate is tropical but mitigated by elevation. Winters are generally dry and mild, while summers are rainy with warm temperatures.

  • Tipping

Tips in bars and restaurants are already included in the bill, which corresponds to 10% of the total amount spent. In some places, the waiter/waitress will ask if they can add the “service fee”, as it may be called. Although not mandatory, it is very common to accept.

  • Electricity

In Brazil, the voltage is 110 or 220 V, depending on the city. In Campinas, the voltage is 110 V and 60HZ. Electrical outlet plugs and sockets in Brazil follow type N. Visitors should bring plug adapters and voltage transformers to their electric/electronic devices if necessary.



  • Visa 

Visitors to Brazil must obtain a visa from a Brazilian Consulate (in some cases, Embassy) unless they come from a visa-exempt country – check the list of countries for a visa required at the following links: 1) English (see the “caption” on the first page and column “Vivis – Visit Visa” in the table for the corresponded visa information); 2) Português version 

In case of questions, it is strongly recommended you check with your local Brazilian diplomatic mission if you need to apply for a tourist visa beforehand, Consular Offices of Brazil. 

Information on this topic can be found at Brazilian Consulate portal: Brazilian Consulate portal.  

Important: bear in mind you must apply for a visa in advance, at least 2 months before the intended travel to have enough time to get it. 

  • VISA Invitation Letter 

The Local Committee ( can provide a letter of invitation if you need to present it for a visa. The requirements may differ from country to country. Please, check what applies in your case and upload the info as your passport number, your date of birth and date of arrival in ConfTool (Edit User Account Details). 

The invitation letter is available only for registered participants and the DHL fee is not included in the conference fee if you need the original letter. 

Note the Invitation Letter does not guarantee a Brazilian visa. 

  • Passport 

The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of departure from Brazil. 

  • Travel Insurance 

You may consider an insurance policy of your choice to protect your interests in relation to cancellations, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property. The conference organizers cannot take any responsibility for participants failing to arrange their own insurance. 

  • Health

COVID Vaccination Policy 

The complete proof of vaccination or the first dose plus a negative test for Covid-19 should be proven at the conference venue according to the test type: 

  1. PCR – 48 hours before entering the establishment 
  2. Antigen – 24 hours before entering the establishment 

Current local regulatory norms in Campinas city. 

  • Face Cover Requirements

Indoor masks are voluntary for all people regardless of their COVID vaccination status (vaccinated and unvaccinated).  

Masks are still required on public transportation and in Health Care settings, including Lab Health Services.  

Note: In-person activities at CNPEM campus in Campinas-SP are planned following the sanitary recommendations on the COVID-19 pandemic and are subject to change, which may lead to cancellation, postponement or migration to online realization only.

How to get to Royal Palm Convention Center | Campinas

If you are coming from

Guarulhos Airport (GRU)

Governador André Franco Montoro Airport, also known as “Cumbica Airport” or “GRU Airport“, is the airport through which most foreign participants will arrive.

It is located in the city of Guarulhos, less than 60 minutes from downtown Sao Paulo, and around two hours from Campinas either by bus or car.

Viracopos Airport (VCP)

Viracopos International Airport also known as “Campinas Airport”, is located near the city of Campinas.

Some international flights are available to/from this airport, most of them with connections in Orlando, Lisbon and Buenos Aires.

By Taxi

GUARUCOOP - 24h service
Airport to Campinas city: R$ 608,22
(~118 USD)
Campinas to GRU Airport:
R$ 486,58
(~94 USD) –
R$ 608,22
(~118 USD) *

* If the return is linked to the arrival using Guarucoop of GRU/Cps, there is 20% discount on the value, therefore the return price will be R$ 486,58 (~94 USD).
If the return is purchased alone, the price is the same as the arrival.
🚩🚨But atention : the person must reserve the return (Cps/GRU) to guarantee the discount. 

Located at the Landing Terminals:
Terminal 1 (Departure / Arrival)
Terminal 2 (Arrival – East/West)
Terminal 3 (​Arrival)

+55 (11) 2440 7070 | 📞 +55 (11) 2461 6170

TEV - 24h executive taxi service
VCP to Venue: R$ 95,00
(~18 USD)

+55 (19) 97413-2483

CITY TAXI - 24h service

+55 (19) 99699-4798

AEROCOOP - 24h service
Located at the Arrivals Area, Floor -1.

By Shuttle

For scheduling a vehicle/driver OR for VAN (for 10 seats) in advance, email one of the company below informing your flight details:

Shuttle transfer company: GRU airport x Campinas  VCP airport x Campinas

+55 19 3207-3252

+55 19 99792-1548 (mobile)

R$ 580,00 for 2 passengers;

R$ 900,00 for 10 passengers.

 Plus airport parking (R$ 65)

R$ 180,00 for 2 passengers;

R$ 380,00 for 10 passengers.

Plus airport parking (R$ 65)


+55 11 2039-1139 r. 1215


R$ 559,00 for 2 passengers;

R$ 978,00 for 10 passengers. 

Plus a 5% fee and airport parking (R$ 65)


R$ 168,00 for 2 passengers;

R$ 252,00 for 10 passengers.

 Plus a 5% fee and airport parking (R$ 65)

By Bus

Ground Transportation: 

Shuttle Buses run between GRU Airport and Campinas Bus Terminal (called “Terminal Multimodal Ramos de Azevedo”).  Tickets are available from the “Lirabus” company booth located on Terminal 2, next to the main parking lot. Tickets to Campinas cost around BRL 35 each*. The bus timetable is available at the company website (select “Cumbica (Guarulhos)”). The bus trip from GRU Airport to Campinas Bus Terminal (120 km) takes around 2 hours and thirty minutes.

  • The bus company LIRABUS does the trajectory from both airports (GRU and VCP) to Campinas. Daily schedule and ticket prices can be checked on the Lirabus Website.
  • Busses from the Airports and from other cities will arrive at the Campinas Bus Terminal called “Terminal Multimodal Ramos de Azevedo”.
  • Taxis and ride-booking apps are also available in the city.

Estimated length to get to the SAS 2022 venue:

By car:

  • From Viracopos International Airport (Campinas): 19 minutes (17.9 km)
  • From Cumbica International Airport (São Paulo): 1 h 34 min (111 km)

By bus:

  • From Viracopos International Airport (Campinas) to Campinas Bus Terminal: 40 minutes (20.4 km)
  • From Cumbica International Airport (São Paulo) to Campinas Bus Terminal: 2h (111 km)
  • From Campinas Bus Terminal to Hotel: 36 minutes (17.9 km)

Royal Palm Hall Convention Center - This is the SAS 2022 venue location.

Address: R. Monsenhor Luís Fernandes de Abreu, 311, Jardim do Lago Continuacao,  Campinas – SP, 13051-093, Brazil 

The image below is an aereal photo of the venue.

Access A and B are the entrances from the street, so if you’re coming by car and don’t park, keep in mind that:

  • Access A is the main entrance to the Hall.
  • Access B is the direct entrance to the Exhibition Area.

Access C is the entrance for those coming from the Tower Anhanguera and Contemporaneo Hotel, parked at the venue’s parking lot or walking from the Plaza.

SAS22 main entrance is Access A, and there is signage indication fot the stairs and paths to get to Foyer A, Campinas Auditorium and Jatoba room.

  1. For those staying at Tower Anhanguera: There will be signage along the walking path through Tower Anhanguera. Look for Foyer A and Convention Center signs.  
  2. For those staying at Royal Palm Plaza: there is free shuttle transport for the Convention Center, Monday through Friday, starting 8 AM. Please inform yourself at the hotel’s front desk. 
  3. For those staying at Hotel Contemporaneo: there is free shuttle transport for the Convention Center, Monday through Friday, starting 8 AM. Please inform yourself at the hotel’s front desk. Still, if you prefer, it is only a 5 minute walk.

Accommodations in Campinas, SP

limited number of rooms are reserved for the SAS2022 participants at the Royal Palm Complex hotels (conference venue).

Participants are recommended to book in advance to guarantee availability.

Special 10% discount at Royal Palm Hotels (Contemporâneo and Plaza Resort only)up to June 30, 2022

Royal Palm Complex Reservation Central

Contact the Reservation Central in case of facing any problems with the online reservation:

In case of using the hotel contact lines, do not forget to mention the promocode “SAS2022″ to get the 10% discount when booking your stay directly with the customer service.


• Hotel Contemporâneo

Royal Palm Hotels & Resorts

Address: Av. Royal Palm Plaza, 180 – Jardim Nova California, Campinas – SP,

13051-092, Brazil

Price: ~260 BRL/night

“Practical and cozy, an economic hotel that offers everything a traveler needs at competitive rates. 3 minutes walking distance from your event.”Book Here! »


• Royal Palm Plaza Resort Campinas

Royal Palm Hotels & Resorts

Address: Av. Royal Palm Plaza, 277 – Jardim Nova Califórnia – Campinas/SP – 13051-092, Brazil

Price: ~1,700 BRL/night

“One of the best and most important resorts in Brazil, with complete leisure area and many gastronomic options. 8 minute walking distance from your event.”Book Here! »


• Royal Palm Tower Anhanguera (Sold Out)

The Royal Palm Tower Anhanguera is out of rooms available.

Royal Palm Hotels & Resorts

Address: Av. Royal Palm Plaza, 100,

13051-092, Brazil

Price: ~340 BRL/night 

“An upper-midscale hotel, sphisticated and elegant, with very comfortable rooms and excellent cusine. 1 minute walking distance from your event.”Book Here! »

Attention: The Royal Palm Tower Indaiatuba is part of the “Royal Palm Hotels & Resorts” complex. However, booking your stay in this hotel it is not reccommended due its location in other city (Indaiatuba city).

Hotels in the Convention Center complex (walking distance) are available on the list at left.

Code “SAS2022” should be added to get a 10% discount on the daily rate.

Remember the rates´ prices informed are approximate. You should check the current price of rooms directly at the reservation link adding the dates of stay, the code (“SAS2022”) and choosing the hotels of preference.

Other options for accommodations


• Mercure Campinas Hotel

AddressAv. Aquidaban, 400 – Centro, Campinas – SP, 13026510, Brazil Map location 

Distance from the venue: 4.3 km

Special Price (SAS2022)

Single – Standard R$ 275,00/night + tax 5%
Double – Standard R$ 310,00/night + tax 5%
Included breakfast

For accommodation enquiries and reservation, please contact informing the conference title to get the special price “International Small-Angle Scattering Conference (SAS2022)”.

Find More! »


• Hotel Ibis

Address: Av. Aquidaban, 440 – Centro, Campinas – SP 13026510, Brazil 

Distance from the venue: 4.2 km

Special Price (SAS2022)

Single – Standard  R$ 215,00/night + tax 5%  
Double – Standard  R$ 254,00/night + tax 5% 
Included breakfast 

For accommodation enquiries and reservation please contact informing the conference title to get the special price“International Small-Angle Scattering Conference (SAS2022)” .

Find More! »


• Radisson Red

Adress: Av. Júlio de Mesquita, 705 – Cambuí, Campinas

Distance from the  venue: 6 km

Price: ~300 BRL/night Find More! »


• Go Inn Hotel Campinas

Address: R. Quatorze de Dezembro, 303 – Centro, Campinas – SP

Distance from the venue: 5.6 km

Price: ~180 BRL/night Find More! »


• Matiz Barão Geraldo

Located close to CNPEM campus.

Address: Av. Albino José Barbosa de Oliveira, 1700 – Barão Geraldo, Campinas/SP

Distance from the conference’s venue: 31 km

Special price: Single 165 BRL/night; Double 195 BRL/night + 5% tax (breakfast included)

E-mail for booking: More! »

Royal Palm Convention Center

The SAS2022 Conference will be taken place at the Royal Palm Hall Convention Center in Campinas-SP, Brazil.

Address: Rua Monsenhor Luís Fernandes de Abreu, 311

Jardim do Lago Continuacao,

Campinas – SP

13051-093, Brazil 

Sirius' Guided Tour

Two visits of SIRIUS synchrotron will be organised for the SAS2022 participants. The first one on Wednesday 14th, and the other on Friday 16th.

Sirius is the new Brazilian synchrotron light source, a 4th generation facility. It is already in operation, accepting users, while several beamlines are under construction. The visit will focus in particular on the coherent SAXS beamline Cateretê and the SAXS beamline Sapucaia.

Departure from Royal convention center: 2:30pm, Wednesday 14th and Friday 16th September

Duration: approximately 2 ½ hours.

An interest form was sent to the on-site participants. Any doubts, contact us.

Tozan Farm

A visit of a typical Brazilian coffee farm is organised during the free afternoon of Wednesday, 14th of September.

The Tozan farm is a historical and Brazilian cultural heritage dating from 1798, the year of its foundation, and preserved to this day. The farm is still cultivating and producing coffee. It is situated 15 minutes away from Sirius. During the tour of the farm (English speaking guide), all steps of the coffee production will be presented, walks in the coffee fields and degustation of locally produced coffee.

Departure from Royal convention center: 2:30pm, Wednesday 14th September

Duration: approximately 3 hours.

Cost: BRL135,00.  Minimum attendees: 10.

An interest form was sent to the on-site participants. Any doubts, contact us.

Tourism in Campinas, SP

Viracopos International Airport 

The Viracopos International Airport, located in the city of Campinas, 99 kilometers from São Paulo, has a modern and comfortable passenger terminal. Located in one of the regions with the largest infrastructure in Brazil, Viracopos is one important hub for flights across all Brazil for destinations as Rio de Janeiro and Foz do Iguaçu and countries abroad. 

Address:Rodovia Santos Dumont, km 66 – Parque Viracopos, Campinas – SP 

North and South Coast of São Paulo 

About 300 km away from Campinas is the coast of São Paulo with its beautiful beaches. 

Restaurants and Nightlife 

Campinas has an incredible variety of flavors. Enjoy the gastronomic variety in restaurants that range from rustic to sophisticated. 

Observatório Municipal de Campinas Jean Nicolini 

The Municipal Observatory of Campinas Jean Nicolini is an astronomical observatory located in the district of Joaquim Egídio, municipality of Campinas. 

Address:Estrada do Capricórnio, no Parque Pico das Cabras 

Code of Conduct Policy

All attendees, speakers, and sponsors at XVIII International Small-Angle Scattering Conference (SAS2022) are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. Creating a supportive environment to enable scientific discourse at SAS2022 is the responsibility of all participants.

Our meeting provides a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Participants must agree to be professional and courteous regardless of gender, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, appearance, political affiliation, or religion.

It is strictly prohibited any of the following actions during the conference:

  • Recording, copying, or capturing any conference material presented;
  • Sharing content with nonregistered users;
  • The use of hostile or profane language;
  • Offering or soliciting products or services in the event areas, in or outside of the virtual app, or exhibitor areas and from any attendee not designated as companies representatives.

Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to directly to or to any SAS2022 staff or organizing committee member. Sanctions may range from verbal warning, to ejection from the meeting without refund or to notifying appropriate authorities. Your co-operation will help ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for everybody.

SAS 2022 Organizing Committee

Statement of Gender Balance at SAS 2022

Statement on Gender Balance at SAS2022

Promoting the gender balance is critical for the future of science. It allows that young women, men and others can see real evidence that scientists can be successful despite of gender. Among the opportunities, conferences and symposia are great ways of generating new collaborations and new ideas. By extending the speaking invitation opportunities to women and other under-represented sections of the academic community, we provide a boost to their visibility and their track record (Martin JL (2014) PLoS Comput Biol 10(11), e1003903. As part of this initiative, the current committee proposes measures to ensure the gender balance and to promote the engagement of women in the SAS community, considering all the stages of their careers.

From the event organization

  1. A person in charge of the gender balance (gender balance advisor) has been appointed to analyze and ensure a fair gender balance.
  2. The conference Scientific Program Committee was assembled to comply with the gender balance.
  3. We have collected the statistics on men, women and other attending previous SAS conferences to set gender balance aims and to analyze evolution of the community.
  4. Based on the statistics, the gender balance will be sought:

a) for plenary speakers;

b) for session chairs;

c) for students receiving the conference financial support, to cover subscription fees.

Since the statistics are an average among different fields, in cases where the balance is not followed, it should be provided a report of names considered that explains the <30% to the organizing committee.

  1. Accompanying attendees for people with children will be issued at no extra cost. However, we encourage people not to travel with children due to the COVID-19 crisis.
  2. A dedicated tab at SAS2022 webpage will be describing the organization issues related to gender balance. By the end of the event the speaker statistics mentioned at this document will be made public via the website.
  3. After the conference, these initiatives will be critically analyzed, and a report will be provided to the organizing committee in order to evaluate the outcome and possible ways of improving the initiatives.
  4. Finally, the goal is to purpose a survey gathering all the statistics of the current event that can feed future SAS conferences and evaluate the gender balance progression in the community.

 SAS2022 Organizing Committee

Scientific Freedom Policy Statement