The university was to have held the event at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) campus in São José dos Campos, Brazil, beginning on June 17. (More like a winter session, actually, if I understand the Earth’s rotation around the sun.)
The hotel that had been booked for participants decided to raise its rate significantly, according to a message sent out by ISU. There isn’t sufficient time to raise the money needed to hold the session there, officials said.
It’s a shame because of the ISU SSP is a great program, and it would have brought much to Brazil’s emerging space program. But, they can always host in the future.