We hope this list can help you with any initial queries you may have about the event, both in-person and online. Please check this page regularly as we will constantly update with new useful information.
In case of any questions, you can contact us at support@uris.live



When and where will UR22 happen?

UR22 will happen from Nov 28 to Dec 02, 2022 in Florianópolis in the State of Santa Catarina in Brazil.

Will the UR22 Global Forum be an in-person or a virtual event?

UR22 will be a hybrid event with an in-person conference in Florianópolis, Brazil. All sessions will be streamed on our digital event platform.

I can’t travel to Brazil, will I miss the conference?

Absolutely not! All UR22 sessions will be streamed live on our online platform and recordings will be available on our website as on-demand content right after the conference.


Where in Florianopolis are the event venues located?

The Main Conference venues (November 28 to 30) are located in the north of Florianópolis, near the Jurerê International area.
Opening Ceremony (Nov 28): Fortaleza de São José da Ponta Grossa
Main Conference (Nov 29-30): P12 Parador Internacional
The Focus Day events (Dec 01-02) will take place in the Florianópolis downtown area at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.


Do I need a Visa for travelling to Brazil?

For most of the countries no visa is required to enter Brazil. However, you may find it useful to check the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Brazil to see if you need to provide a visa for entering Brazil.

The UR team can provide a letter of “certification of attendance” for those who have registered if needed.


COVID-19 rules

The following information is based on the actual situtation in September 2022. In case of any changes, we will update this section accordingly, please check regularly before your departure.

Do I need a negative Covid-19 test to enter Brazil?
As of September 2022, for entry into Brazilian territory, a negative test for Covid-19 is not necessary, but proof of the complete vaccine cycle. A traveler who has completed the primary vaccination schedule (two doses or a single dose, according to the immunizer) is considered as fully vaccinated, at least 14 days before the date of departure. Vaccines approved by Anvisa, the World Health Organization (WHO) or the authorities of the country where the traveler was immunized are allowed.
NB: Proof of vaccination in which the vaccine data is available exclusively in QR Code format or in any other coded language will not be accepted. Certificates of recovery from Covid-19 will not be accepted in lieu of proof of complete vaccination.
Do I need a negative Covid-19 test to enter the event venues?
As of September 2022 no negative Covid-19 test is required to enter the event venues.


Please check your vaccination needs for entering Brazil and returning to your home country.

Registration & Ticketing

Registration is open

Check out the various options here.

Do I have to register for both, in-person and online conference?

Yes, you will have to register either for the in-person conference in Florianópolis or for the online part of the event. All in-person sessions will be streamed on our digital patform for the online conference. You can register here, in-person and online event. NB: when registering for the in-person part of the event, you will automatically gain access to the online platform!

Need to cancel or change your ticket?

Ticketing is issued by Stripe, Inc. Refunding is based on the company’s policy, therefore, when cancelling your ticket a commission of 5% of the ticket price will be retained.

Amount of refunding in case you need to cancel your ticket:

Pre-registered in-person: USD 47.50
Pre-registered online: USD 4.75
Regular online: USD 9.50
Early bird in-person: USD 71.25
Regular in-person: USD 95.00

Refunds or cancellation can only be made before November 27. Actual timing of refunding depends on your credit card institute. If you need to cancel or change your ticket, please write an email to support@uris.live and we will help you to cancel your ticket and manage your refund.

I have purchased my ticket at a higher price than 50USD and would like to receive reimbursement of the difference

If you have purchased an early bird or a regular ticket, you may contact us at support@uris.live to receive a reimbursement of the difference. Please excuse us for any inconvenience. Please note that the actual timing of refunding depends on your credit card institute.

Group tickets

It is possible to buy multiple tickets for the forum, however you will need to provide a unique email for every registrant in order for them to be able to access the digital platform of the event.

Can I buy a ticket on behalf of someone else?

Yes, you have the option to buy for someone who is not you. Choose the ticket you would like to buy and flag the “Are you buying the ticket for someone else?” option.

Free online tickets for students

We are happy to let you know that we offer free online tickets for students. The only thing you need to do is to register with the email account from your university.

Free online tickets for attendees from developing countries

If you are connecting from a developing country, your online ticket will be automatically free of charge. Click on Register Now and select the online ticket with the flag of your country.

I am a speaker, do I need to register?

Yes, all speakers need to register for the event.

Technical Sessions

What is a Technical Session?

Technical Sessions are usually panel or roundtable discussions or fireside chats. The Technical Sessions will happen during the Main Conference days from November 28 to 30.

Who can submit a proposal for Technical Sessions?

The UR Conference is an inclusive event and we welcome community members to put forward proposals for sessions for the main conference program. Sessions will be selected by the UR22 Organizing Committee on the basis of their relevance to UR’s goals and key topics for UR22, innovativeness and potential to contribute to the participants’ understanding of risk.  

When is the deadline for submissions of Technical Sessions?

Deadline for submission for Technical Sessions is June 24.

Focus Day Sessions

What are the Focus Days?

Focus Day events include challenge-focused workshops, hackathons, sandboxes, training, launches of books, reports and initiatives, innovation demos, meetings and seminars. The Focus Day events can be closed-door or open to all UR participants. Focus Days will be held on December 01 to 02.

Who can submit a proposal for Focus Day events?

Individual organizations and UR Community members are welcomed to submit proposals for Focus Day events. Each individual organization will manage their own workshops, stakeholder meetings, training sessions, or other activities.
Focus Day events will be selected by the UR22 Organizing Committee on the basis of their relevance to UR’s goals and key issue areas for UR22, innovativeness, and potential to contribute to the participants’ understanding of risk. We will endeavour to accommodate as many side events as possible within the time and space available. 

When is the deadline for submissions for Focus Day sessions?

Deadline for submissions for Focus Day sessions is July 31.

Conference language

What is the official language of the UR22 Global Forum?

The official lanaguage of the Understanding Risk Forums is English. There may be some sessions in other languages, mainly Portuguese.

Will interpretation be available?

During the Main Conference, Nov 28-30, live interpretation will be available in English, Portuguese and Spanish. The sessions streamed from Niamey, Niger, will have close caption in English and Portuguese.

Travel & Accommodation

Hotel Booking

Florianópolis is a turism hot spot and hotel availability during our event dates may be limited. Therefore, we recommend to book a hotel room as soon as possible. Please visit our recommended travel agency’s website Acoriana – they will be happy to assist you with the booking of your room.

In which area of Florianópolis should I book my hotel?

The venues of the main conference (Nov 28 to 30) are seated in the north of the island near the Jurerê International area while the Focus Days will take place in the Florianópolis downtown area. Keep in mind that Florianópolis is not very extended, therefore also hotels in other areas are not too far from the conference venues.

Does UR22 provide financial support for travel and accommodation?

Unfortunately UR is not able to provide travel and accommodation support.

Logistics note

Please find here our logistics note with many useful things to know about Florianópolis.

Platform and streaming

We will provide further information closer to the date.

Contact us

Please if you have any other specific questions contact the team here support@uris.live.