AoIR2025 São Paulo, Brazil

The Association of Internet Researchers is delighted to announce that the AoIR2025 conference will be in São Paulo, Brazil. It will be hosted by the Universidade Paulista (UNIP) and Universidade de São Paulo (USP).

22-25 October 2025

Paulista Avenue

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The conference will be held on the Campus Paraiso at the Universidade Paulista (6 min walking from the famous Paulista Avenue, one of the greatest financial and commercial centers of Brazil). It is a modern building with a great view from São Paulo. Our campus is accessible from two metro stations (Paraiso from the green line, and Vergueiro from the blue line). The campus is also accessible via frequent bus routes to other parts of the São Paulo. The journey from UNIP to Guarulhos International Airport takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Congonhas Airport, which provides regular flights to other major Brazilian cities, such as Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, and many others, is about 40 minutes away.

Campus Paraiso at the Universidade Paulista

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São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, the biggest city in South America, and one of the largest cities in the world. Its population of more than 11 million people is formed by many immigrants. It is a multicultural city that offers a lot in terms of culture, food and drinks, and tourism. Paulista Avenue boasts six of the most important museums or cultural institutes: MASP, SESC, Instituto Moreira Salles, Itau Cultural, Japan House, and Casa das Rosas.

The city is known for its vibrant nightlife, with lots of live music from a variety of music genres such as jazz, blues, samba, rock, etc., and also many music clubs and parties playing electronic music and many other subcultures and music styles from Latin America and all over the world. It’s LGBTQIA+ parade is one of the biggest Pride events in the world and there are lots of gay friendly venues. There are also many restaurants offering traditional Brazilian food, as well as Japanese, Lebanese, Italian, Korean, and many many others. There are also plentiful options for vegan and vegetarian food throughout the city.LGBTQIA+ parade

About the hosts

Campus Paraiso at the Universidade Paulista

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Universidade Paulista (UNIP) is a private research university and one of the biggest university groups in Brazil. Besides being a young university founded in 1988, it is best known for its Health Sciences School and Labs. The Postgraduate Program in Communication, which will host AoIR, was founded in 2002, and the PhD program started in 2012. The main focus of the program is on media culture, global cultures, cities and technologies. The research laboratory, CULTPOP, focused on pop culture, media and digital technologies, was founded in 2011 and is a leading expert in this field, coordinated by Dr. Adriana Amaral, a leading researcher in digital culture in Brazil.

Universidade de São Paulo

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP) is one of the biggest universities in Brazil. It was established in 1934, and is a public university maintained by the State of São Paulo and linked to the Science, Technology and Innovation state Secretariat. Its degree consists of 183 courses, dedicated to all areas of knowledge, distributed in 42 teaching and research units, with more than 58 thousand students. Postgraduate studies are made up of 239 programs, with around 30,000 enrolled. Currently, USP is responsible for more than 20% of Brazilian scientific production. The Master’s Program in Communication Sciences at ECA-USP was the first in the area of ​​Communication in Brazil, launched in 1972. The PhD Program in Communication Sciences began its activities in 1980. The research group COM MAIS was founded in 2006. The group brings together researchers from USP and other institutions who discuss and produce content in the field of Digital Communication, Media and Journalism. It is coordinated by Dr. Elizabeth Saad, a pioneer in the study of digital journalism in the country.