Information for Tropical ProbAI 2024 registrants.

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Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Centro Cultural
Praia de Botafogo, 190 – Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22250-145

The program has locations and comments with details.


Travel from/to Airport

  • Galeão (GIG): Taxis, Uber, and 99Taxi are the best options. Public transport there is not excellent, and it is especially tricky if you can’t speak Portuguese. We may try to check the possibility of having someone to coordinate and help students arriving there.
  • Santos Dumont (SDU): There is a tram passing by, and from the tram, you can stop by Cinelândia to go to the metro. Uber and taxis are also available and affordable.

Transportation in the City


Beware of the neighborhood and always ask for information from the organizing team if you don’t know the city. Rio is unique and can be safe, but this awareness is necessary.

Public Transportation

Metro and trams are the best options, and you can pay for the metro directly with an NFC credit card or wallet in the phone. You can also buy a season ticket in some machines near the metro stations. The nearest station to the venue is Flamengo.

City Bikes

We have Itau City Bikes; you can access them via an app. You can check with the organizing team if you need help with that. Also, get some information about routes and neighborhoods.

FGV Rules

Please note that there is a dress code to enter the FGV buildings: no shorts, no bermudas, or flip flops (like Havaianas) are allowed.

Access to other buildings requires that you present an identification document and a contact person.

Poster Session

The recommended poster format is vertical (portrait) A0 (84.1 x 118.9 cm). Posters in horizontal (landscape) A0 format can not be incorporated. Alternatively, posters in A1 can be incorporated both in vertical and horizontal format.

The ProbAI school does not offer printing services; each presenter must bring a printed poster.

Self-Study Recommendations

We expect from the participants experience with programming in Python, experience in machine learning, and at least a basic but sound knowledge of calculus, linear algebra, probability theory, and statistics. See the recommended curriculum to gain the most out of Tropical ProbAI.

Code of Conduct

The ProbAI school aims to be and to promote an environment of diversity, inclusion, openness, collaboration, and knowledge sharing.

To reach those goals together, the ProbAI team has created the following Code of Conduct, which is expected to be complied with by all participants (attendees, lecturers, organizers, helpers, and others). We therefore expect the following from all participants:

  • Be welcoming and supportive. People of different backgrounds and identities are welcome and supported.
  • Be respectful and keep a good tone. Communicate thoughtfully and listen to the other participants. Be open to other participants’ thoughts and be aware of personal biases.
  • Collaborate and share knowledge. Everyone at the school has different skills and levels of experience. Engage and learn from the other participants. Share your knowledge and help out other participants.
  • Respect personal boundaries. We do not accept harassment, violence, behavior of a sexual or discriminatory nature, or other offensive behavior.

This code is not exhaustive and captures a broader understanding of a healthy and safe collaborative environment.

If you have an incident of misconduct you wish to report; you may use the form at this link:

The ProbAI team will handle any reported misconduct, and the appropriate actions will be taken. The consequences will vary depending on the level of the misconduct and include, but are not limited to, removed attendance from the school.

Invitations Letters for Visa

Invitation letters will be issued only to attendees, i.e., after they have been accepted and registered. Participants who need a visa are advised to start the process as soon as possible. Instructions for requesting an invitation letter for visa application were sent via email and the notification of acceptance.


We recommend you proceed with your travel arrangements as early as possible. Apply for visa as soon as possible if required. You would need to apply for a VIVIS visa, which requires sending documents online and a visit to a consulate or embassy.

There is a recent new rule for US, Canadian, and Australian citizens. In this case, they can apply for an online visa and get a reply in a few business days without visiting the embassy or consulate.


Please make your accommodation arrangements as early as possible, as conflicting events during the period may result in limited options.

Selected list of hotels near the venue: