When will the CRES+5 be held?

The CRES+5 will be held from March 13th to 15th, 2024

Can I get a certificate of attendance?

Certificates of attendance will be sent to the email address you used to register for the CRES+5. In case you do not find it, please check your junk/spam folder.

Where will the CRES+5 be held?

The CRES+5 will be held in Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil.

International Convention Center of Brazil (CICB)

Setor de Clubes Esportivos Sul Trecho 2

Conjunto 63, Lote 50 – Asa Sul, Brasília – DF

Where can I find the agenda?

To access the detailed schedule, please visit this link.

Which is the nearest airport?

Brasília International Airport – Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek

Brasília International Airport – Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek is located in the Lago Sul Administrative Region, about 10km from central Brasília.

The airport has direct flights to Buenos Aires (Argentina), Cancún (Mexico), Miami and Orlando (United States), Lisbon (Portugal), and Panama City (Panama).

Airport – Hotel Transfer

Brasília International Airport (BSB) is open 24 hours a day. The cab service is reliable
and relatively cheap to get to the city center.
The average fare should be around R$35
(US$7.10) at normal times. Cash (Brazilian Real) and credit card payments are
accepted. There is a regular cab rank in Terminal 1, located on the Arrivals floor, opposite
the Domestic Arrivals exit.

There is also a pre-paid executive cab service, called “Safer Black”. In this mode,
passengers have the option of paying for the ride by card and with a fixed price, defined
according to the region of destination. The service can still be purchased inside the
Domestic Arrivals Hall and in the public area on the first floor. For more information, you
can contact the service by phone +55 (21) 3090 0483 or by e-mail

Uber is also a widely used, safe, and cheap solution for getting from the airport to the
hotel (or in the city in general). At the domestic arrivals exit, outside the airport, there is
a large “app-based transportation” boarding platform where you can call and wait for an
Uber. Follow the signs to the Pick-up Plaza. The meeting point with the driver is signposted. The spaces are listed by letters and numbers, and you are informed when
you request the ride on the app.

Where can I get accomodation?

Brasília is a large city, with almost 3 million inhabitants, and has a large number of hotels and other accommodation. Accommodation options are concentrated in the North Hotel Sector and the South Hotel Sector, both close to the city center. Booking accommodation is up to each event participant.

The International Convention Center of Brazil – CICB (venue of the event) has a hotel (CICB Hospitality) with specific conditions in which event participants will receive a discount on accommodation, according to the conditions described below:

  • Daily rate with breakfast included:
    • Single – R$ 462,00 + 5% tax
    • Double – R$ 562,00 + 5% tax
  • Check-in time: 14:00
  • Check-out time: 12:00
  • Payment method: 100% in advance via bank deposit, PIX or international transfer. Payment by credit card will incur a 7% surcharge.
  • Booking requests must be made via the following e-mail address: reservas@cicb.com.br. More information can be obtained via WhatsApp (+55 61 2196-9079). The CICB Hospitality newsletter is available here.

The Plaza Brasília hotel chain is offering a 20% discount to event participants by using coupon CRES2024 when booking through the website: www.plazabrasilia.com.br.

The HPlus hotel chain is offering a 20% discount to event participants who book through the hotels’ websites using the CRES5 coupon:

·     Cullinan Hplus Premium 

·     Athos Bulcão Hplus Executive 

·     Saint Moritz Hplus Express

·     Vision Hplus Express+ 

·     Fusion Hplus Express+ 

Other options for accomodation

Other options found near the central area of Brasília are listed below, that suit different profiles. We emphasize that this list is suggestive and none of the establishments mentioned in this document has any kind of link or affiliation with the MEC:

  • B Hotel
  • Comfort Suites Brasília
  • Cullinan Hplus Premium
  • Fusion Hplus Express+
  • Hotel Athos Bulcão Hplus Executive
  • Meliá Brasil 21
  • Mercure Brasilia Lider Hotel
  • Metropolitan Hotel Brasília
  • Nobile Suites Monumental
  • Ramada Brasília Alvorada
  • Royal Tulip
  • St. Moritz Hplus Express
  • Windsor Brasilia Hotel

Other options can be found on booking sites such as Booking, Tripadvisor, Airbnb or similar.

Who arranges the transportation?

Ground transportation, both from the airport to the hotels and from the hotels to the event, must be arranged by each participant.

Brasilia has several individual ground transportation services, including several cab services, at an affordable cost. It is recommended that only regulated and properly identified cabs are used.

The use of apps such as Uber and 99 is also quite common and regulated. A trip between the airport and the central region or the event venue can cost around R$35 depending on the time and demand.

Which electrical power is supplied in Brasilia?

In Brasilia, power is mainly supplied at 220V.

You may want to bring plug adapters and voltage transformers for your electronic devices. Otherwise, plug adapters can easily be found at electricity supply stores or airport convenience stores.

Which currency is used in Brasil?

The Brazilian currency is the “Real” (BRL/R$). It can be exchanged at banks, money exchange houses , travel agencies and authorized hotels. The official exchange rate is published daily in newspapers and on specialized websites.

Traveler’s checks and cash are easily changed at exchange counters. International credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, stores, travel agencies, car rental companies and other businesses that provide services to tourists.

As for the REAL, the notes and coins have distinctive characteristics and security features that make them easy to identify. Brazilian banknotes are printed in denominations of 2 reais, 5 reais, 10 reais, 20 reais, 50 reais, 100 reais and 200 reais. Brazilian coins are minted in denominations of 5 centavos, 10 centavos, 25 centavos, 50 centavos and 1 Brazilian real.

For more information, check the exchange rate here.

Note: Exchange rates vary from day to day.

What is the weather like in Brasilia?

Brasilia is located in the Midwest region of Brazil, at 1,100 meters above sea level. It is part of the Cerrado biome, which has a tropical climate: rainy summers and dry winters. The month of March marks the end of summer in the southern hemisphere, and temperatures can vary between 19 and 30ºC.

Where can I find further information about the CRES+5?

For detailed information on the follow-up meeting to the Regional Conference on Higher Education 2018 – CRES+5, please visit our website or send a message to cres5@unesco.org.

Can I attend online?

The CRES+5 will be a partially hybrid event. Only plenary sessions will be available via streaming.

Financial support

UNESCO will not be able to provide any kind of financial support regarding the participation on the event.

Do I have to pay to get registered?

No. Registrations for the CRES+5 are free.