The year 2016 marks the twentieth edition of the Brazilian School of Probability. Over the years, the EBP series has been instrumental in shaping the directions and interests of Brazilian probabilists, and has contributed to the vigorous growth of our area in the country. Strong international participation has been both a major cause and a positive consequence of these developments. The same is true about the continued support EBP has received from funding agencies and major academic institutions in Brazil.
As in previous years, the 2016 EBP will consist of five and a half days of minicourses, plenary talks, contributed talks and poster sessions, all presented in a relaxed atmosphere. This will be our first edition in the São Carlos Campus of the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), which is home to one of Brazil's top ranked Mathematics departments.