FAQ

How do I sponsor GCUC South America Coworking Conference?

Take a look at our Sponsorship Opportunities here and then contact marcos@gcuc.co.

Where should I stay in São Paulo?

We negotiated great rates at a variety of hotels in the area. Book by January 31st to get the special GCUC South America 2016 rates!

Ô de Casa Hostel
Room exclusive for GCUC South America
Mention the code CGUC15OFF for a 15% discount
385 Inácio Pereira da Rocha Street – Vila Madalena
http://odecasahostel.com
To make reservations -Call: +55(11) 2197-7050
Email: info@odecasahostel.com
Breakfast and internet included

Go Inn Jaguare Hotel
Single bedrooms: Nightly rate R$ 214 (week days) and R$ 178 (weekends) plus tax
Double bedrooms: Nightly rate R$ 242 (week days) and R$ 178 (weekends) plus tax
1664 Jaguaré Avenue – Jaguaré
http://www.atlanticahotels.com.br/hotel/sao-paulo/go-inn-jaguare
To make reservations -Call: +55(11) 3716-2656
Email: reservas.gij@atlanticahotels.com.br
Mention the conference to get the discount rate.
Breakfast and internet included, transportation to GCUC available

Comfort Suites Oscar Freire
Single bedrooms: Nightly rate R$ 282 plus tax
Double bedrooms: Nightly rate R$ 336 plus tax
1948 Oscar Freire Street - Pinheiros
http://www.atlanticahotels.com.br/hotel/sao-paulo/comfort-suites-oscar-freire
To make reservations -Call: +55(11) 2137-4700
Email: reservas.csof@atlanticahotels.com.br
Mention the conference to get the discount rate.
Breakfast and internet included, transportation to GCUC available

Quality Faria Lima
Single bedrooms: Nightly rate R$ 336 (week days) and R$ 229 (weekends) plus tax
Double bedrooms: Nightly rate R$ 371 (week days) and R$ 229 (weekends) plus tax
247 Diogo Moreira Street – Pinheiros
http://www.atlanticahotels.com.br/hotel/sao-paulo/quality-faria-lima
To make reservations -Call: +55(11) 2197-7050
Email: reservas.qfl@atlanticahotels.com.br
Mention the conference to get the discount rate.
Breakfast and internet included, transportation to GCUC available

Hotel Renaissance São Paulo Hotel
Deluxe Room: From March 01nd to 03th – R$ 642,00 + 5%iss
Deluxe Room: From March 03th to 6th – R$ 415,00 + 5%iss.
Alameda Santos, 2233 - Jardins
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/saobr-renaissance-sao-paulo-hotel/
To make reservations -Call: +55(11) 3069-2807
Email: Reservas.brasil@marriott.com
Mention the conference to get the discount rate. Specify Renaissance São Paulo Hotel, guest names, check in and check out dates and credit card information as reservation guarantee.
Breakfast and internet at the lobby included, transportation to GCUC available.

Hotels depend on room availability. Therefore, make your reservation!

Which airport should I fly in to?

Congonhas is much closer. Guarulhos relies at the metropolitan area. Depending on where you are coming from and what airline you fly, Guarulhos might be a cheaper option just a longer commute. Either is fine.

If you are arriving through International Airport of São Paulo (Guarulhos), we recommend you use the Airport Bus Service (ABS). Taxi can be expensive due the airport is 23 km from downtown. Ticket booths of ABS are at arrival floor of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and the ticket price is around US$ 10 (depending on the currency exchange). You need to check which line suits better for you. Show your hotel address and the bus operator you help you with the best choice.

If you are arriving through Regional Airport of São Paulo (Congonhas), cab service works fine, due its location.

Where in São Paulo is the South American coworking conference?

GCUC South America will take place at the world class architecture college of São Paulo University, FAU/USP. It is located at Rua do Lago, 876 - Butantã.

What is São Paulo like?*

São Paulo is the most populous city in Brazil, in the Americas, in the western hemisphere and the world's twelfth largest city by population. It exerts strong regional influence in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment and a strong international influence. The name of the city honors Saint Paul of Tarsus.

Having the largest economy by GDP in Latin America and Southern Hemisphere, the city is home to the São Paulo Stock Exchange and  Paulista Avenue is the economic core of São Paulo. The metropolis is also home to several of the tallest buildings in Brazil, including the building Mirante do Vale, Edifício Itália, Banespa, North Tower and many others.

São Paulo is a cosmopolitan, melting pot city, home to the largest Italian, Arab and Japanese diasporas, with examples including ethnic neighborhoods of Bixiga, Mercado and Liberdade respectively.

The city has significant cultural, economic and political influence both nationally and internationally. It is home to several important monuments, parks and museums such as the Latin American Memorial, the Ibirapuera Park, Museum of Ipiranga, São Paulo Museum of Art, Pinacoteca (State Art Gallery), Museum of Soccer and the Museum of the Portuguese Language. The city holds high profile events, like the São Paulo Art Biennial, the Brazilian Grand Prix, São Paulo Fashion Week and the ATP Brazil Open.
* From Wikipedia

Will the South American coworking conference be live streamed?

No, the live content is exclusively for the attendees.

Will the tour of coworking spaces include spaces in São Paulo?

Yes they sure will. We’re also hoping to include some non-traditional coworking spaces for design inspiration from above 80 available spaces in the city!

What is your twitter handle and hashtag?

@GCUCSA and during the conference we will use the hashtag #GCUCSA

Is the South American coworking conference in English?

Actually, we will have simultaneous translation to English, Portuguese and Spanish depending on the native language of the panelists. On the other hand, the communication at the unconference panels will be managed only by the attendees…GCUCs lingo, of course!

If for some reason I can’t attend do you offer refunds?

No, I’m sorry we do not. You can re-sell your ticket. We recommend the GCUC South America Facebook group or the Coworking Google group. Contact marcos@gcuc.co after the sale so we can change the name on your ticket and conference badge.

How do I get invited to the GCUC South America attendees-only Facebook group?

If you buy a ticket you’ll be invited. If for some reason you were not please email us at marcos@gcuc.co.

Can I volunteer?

We are currently working on our volunteer plan. Please email us at marcos@gcuc.co and let us know your amazing skills and what you’re interested in doing.

Do I need a VISA

You need to be aware about brazilian VISA requirements to some countries. You can check whether you are exempted or not here: http://www.consbrasil.org/pdf/QuadroRegimeVistos.pdf

For instance, VISA is necessary for americans, canadians and japaneses.
The attendees from these countries must go to a brazilian consulate to ask for it.

For instance, if you are american, check the consulate you should attend for the VISA (depending on your jurisdiction) and necessary documents:

http://washington.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/brazilian_consulates_in_the_us.xml

If you are canadian, check the consulate, depending where you live:

http://ottawa.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/
http://montreal.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/
http://vancouver.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/
http://toronto.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/

Be careful about the time necessary for obtaining the VISA. For instance, for americans:

Regular Expenditure

Washington Brazil (7 to 9 Business Days)
San Francisco Brazil (9 Weeks)
New York (Connecticut) Brazil (10 to 15 Business Days)
New York Brazil (15 Business Days)
Miami Brazil (21 Business Days)
Los Angeles Brazil (18 to 20 Business Days)
Houston Brazil (6 to 8 Business Days)
Chicago Brazil (15 Business Days)
Boston Brazil (11 to 15 Business Days)
Atlanta Brazil (10 to 15 Business Days)

Rush Expenditure

Atlanta Brazil (8 to 10 Business Days)
Boston Brazil (7 to 11 Business Days)
Houston Brazil (2 to 5 Business Days)

My questions wasn’t asked here, I still need help!

Please email us at marcos@gcuc.co.