A draft program for BRASA XV can be accessed here. If any corrections are needed, or changes are to be requested, please email

Uma versão inicial do programa de BRASA XV pode ser achada aqui. Se precisar de correções ou quiser pedir mudanças de algum tipo, favor de mandar e-mail a

US / Canadian / European Rates

Category Pre-registration Regular registration
Registration Dates January 01, 2019 – November 01, 2019 November 02, 2019 – February 01, 2020
Faculty USD 140 USD 180
Independent Scholar USD 100 USD 120
Student USD 70 USD 90

Brazilian / Developing Country Rates

Category Pre-registration Regular registration
Registration Dates January 01, 2019 – November 01, 2019 November 02, 2019 – February 01, 2020
Faculty USD 100 USD 140
Independent Scholar USD 60 USD 80
Student USD 40 USD 60


The deadline to be refunded for registration if you cannot attend is March 1, 2020. After this date, no refunds will be issued.

O prazo de reembolso para a inscrição se não puder comparecer na BRASA será 1 de março de 2020. Depois dessa data, reembolsos não serão efetuados.


JOIN US FOR BRASA XV at The University of Texas at Austin

Home of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections

and the LLILAS Benson Brazil Center

LLILAS Benson is a partnership between the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) and the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection. LLILAS boasts 60 affiliated Brazilianist faculty across campus, whose work spans disciplines from anthropology to zoology, journalism to cultural studies, education to social inequalities, and beyond. The Benson Latin American Collection houses over 60 archival collections of Brazilian materials, including documents of political movements, photography collections, art, concrete poetry, musicology, and cinema.

Other gems on the UT Austin campus include the Harry Ransom Center, a world-famous humanities research library and museum; the Blanton Museum of Art, one of the foremost university art institutions in the United States; and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, official library of the 37th US president.

Did you know? 

  • Austin has more live music and musicians per capita than almost anywhere else, from blues to two-step to conjunto, and not a few Brazilian-music bands
  • Austin’s restaurant and food-truck scene boasts fabulous food, from barbecue to breakfast tacos, ceviche to banh-mi, and more
  • Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America
  • Voted best US city to live in for three years in a row . . . Come find out what the hoopla is all about!




Follow LLILAS Benson on Twitter: @llilasbenson

Contact regarding inquiries about UT Austin and local arrangements
Contact regarding the call for proposals, submission process and conference program


Hotel Information for Austin, Texas, for March 25-30, 2020:

Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake, 20 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78701, $180.00 per night, 20 rooms reserved

Cancellation policy: 24 hours
Use this reservation link and enter code BSA:
DeadlineMarch 5, 2020

Guild Hotels

Cancellation policy: One week in advance

Use this reservation link and enter code BRASA2020 :
DeadlineMarch, 8, 2020

Guild City Center, 421 W. 3rd street Austin, TX 78701, $269.00 per night, 30 rooms reserved

Guild Lavaca Street, 201 Lavaca Street Austin, TX 78701, $249.00 per night, 31 rooms reserved

Guild East 6th at Corazon, 1017 E 6th street Austin, TX 78702, $199.00 per night, 41 rooms reserved

Guild Red River, 901 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701, $209.00 per night, 26 rooms reserved