Social Gatherings

Official Dinner

The official dinner will take place on September 13 at the Broa Golf Resort, located 25km far from São Carlos, near Brotas, across from the Broa Reservoir (

It is a ticketed dinner. The ticket costs R$60,00 per person and includes soft drinks and beer during the two first hours of dinner. A variety of drinks are available for purchase. Guests will be invited to join professional dancers to try out innumerous rhythms on the dance floor during dinner!

There is an option for this dinner on the registration form. Transportation will be offered leaving from Main Square on USP Campus at 7:30pm. The same service will be offered for the return trip. 

Date: September 13, 2012 –7pm

Cost: R$60,00 

Brunch & Poster Session

A brunch will be served on ELC 2012’s second day of event during the poster session. Brazilian typical food will be offered.

Date: September 14, 2012 - 11:30 to 2:00pm

Visit to TAM museum

The TAM museum is the world’s largest aviation museum managed by a private company. Fighter jets, pioneer and classic airplanes, most in good flying conditions, are among the 90 models displayed in an area of 20,000 m2 (about 215,000 sq feet). There are also simulators, a multimedia tunnel, the TAM Kids’ Space, the Propulsion Space, a Control Tower, a Fashion Hall and an exclusively devoted wing to TAM’s history line.

For further information on the museum:

Date: September 9, 2012 - 9:30 am to 12:00 

Cost: R$12,50

Transportation leaving from Main Square on USP Campus 

Lunch at Restaurante Barone

After the museum, lunch at Restaurante Barone.

Date: September 15, 2012 – 12:30-2:00pm

Price: R$40,00

Visit to Historical Coffee Farms

Santa Maria Farm, lain in lands by The Monjolinho River, was acquired by Jose Ignacio de Camargo in 1850. His heirs were his children, Major José Inácio de Camargo and  Theodoro Leite de Camargo. Theodore made a huge fortune during the coffee golden age. In 1886 in order to receive the title of Baron of Pinhal during a visit of D. Pedro II, the second and last ruler of the Empire of Brazil, to San Carlos to open the railroad, Theodore began the construction of a large manor as the main house on the Santa Maria Fam. This house was comparable in comfort to the best and most luxurious homes in the country at that time. It was a distinguished construction for being located in a rural area with an urban architecture, as the great palaces of Europe. Even today, after more than one hundred years, visitors can admire its solid structure and fine and elegant lines, which translate the history of the coffee wealth in Brazil.

For further information on The  Santa Maria Farm:

Date: September 15, 2012 – 12:00 to 3:00pm

(We will be back to USP by 5pm)

Cost: R$22,00

Transportation will leave from Restaurante Barone.