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Eighth Biennial Conference
July 1st to 5th 2024, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Campus of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Chair of Organizing Committee: Miriam Campolina Diniz Peixoto


The Eighth Biennial Conference of the International Association for Presocratic Studies (IAPS, founded in 2008) will be held  in the Campus of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais at Belo Horizonte, capital of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil,  from the 1st to the 5th of July 2024.

Belo Horizonte is located about 300 kilometres (190 mi) from the sea.

Even though inter-seasonal differences are not as pronounced as they are in temperate places, there is a contrast between spring and summer, and between fall and winter. The coldest month is generally July, with a lowest recorded temperature of 2 °C (36 °F). The hottest month is usually January, with a highest recorded temperature of 37.4 °C (99 °F).

The 852-metre (2,795 ft) elevation of Belo Horizonte helps a little in cooling the city, suppressing high maximum air temperatures experienced in nearby cities at lower altitudes. Belo Horizonte's climate is mild throughout the year. Temperatures vary between 11 and 31 °C (52 and 88 °F), the average being 22 °C (72 °F). Winter is dry and mostly sunny, and summer is rainy.



Belo Horizonte International Airport

Belo Horizonte - Tancredo Neves/Confins International Airport (IATA: CNF, ICAO: SBCF), formerly called Confins International Airport is the primary international airport serving Belo Horizonte. Since 2 September 1986 the airport is named after Tancredo de Almeida Neves (1910–1985), President-elect of Brazil. It is located in the municipality of Confins, in the Minas Gerais.[4] It is operated by BH Airport S.A.

Airlines and destinations

Azul Brazilian Airlines

AracajuAraxáBelémBrasíliaBuenos Aires–EzeizaCabo FrioCaldas NovasCampinasCampo GrandeCarajásCuiabáCuritibaFeira de SantanaFlorianópolisFortalezaFort LauderdaleFoz do IguaçuGoiâniaIlhéusJericoacoaraJoão PessoaJuiz de ForaMaceióManausMarabáMontes ClarosNatalOrlandoPalmasPorto AlegrePorto SeguroPorto VelhoRecifeRibeirão PretoRio de Janeiro–Santos DumontRio de Janeiro–GaleãoSalvador da BahiaSão LuísSão Paulo-CongonhasSão Paulo–GuarulhosTeixeira de FreitasTeresinaUberabaUberlândiaVitória
Seasonal: Valença

Copa Airlines

Panama City–Tocumen

Gol Transportes Aéreos

BrasíliaCarajásMontes ClarosPorto AlegreRio de Janeiro–GaleãoRio de Janeiro–Santos DumontSalvador da BahiaSão Paulo–CongonhasSão Paulo–Guarulhos

LATAM Brasil

BrasíliaPorto SeguroRio de Janeiro–Santos DumontSão Paulo–CongonhasSão Paulo–Guarulhos
Seasonal: Florianópolis

Sky Airline

Seasonal charter: Santiago de Chile

TAP Air Portugal


International Association for Presocratic Studies


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