List of recommended hotels, located near the Symposium site:

City Hotel Essen             (2min. walk, homepage not available at the moment)      (15min. walk)            (20min. walk, next to train station)  (20min. walk, next to train station)      (20min. walk, next to train station)  (10min. walk)

There are several other hotels and accommodations nearby. The university can also be easily reached by public transport ("Rheinischer Platz" or "Universität Essen" stops)