Conference Information

Conference Venue

Congress Center South
Norbertstr. 2
45131 Essen, Germany

Free Travel Ticket

Your conference badge includes a free travel ticket for public transport for the whole time of ESPE 2010 (Class D). It is also valid for your way back to the airport.

Registration and Information Desk

The registration and information desk for the conference will be located in the foyer of the Conference Center and will be staffed during the following hours:

Wednesday, 9 June18:00 – 20:00
Thursday, 10 June8:00 – 19:00
Friday, 11 June8:00 – 18:00
Saturday, 12 June9:00 – 14:00

Smoking Policy

Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the Congress Center. Smokers are permitted to smoke outside the building. In case of bad weather there are roofed smoking areas.

Security Policy

As the entrances of the Congress Center will be staffed with security personnel during the conference please carry your ESPE badge with you at all times, so thatyou can be easily identified as participant of the conference. If you have lost your badge please contact the registration and information desk or a member of staff.

Medical Assistance

If you need medical assistance just contact the registration and information desk or a member of staff. Staff members wear ESPE-shirts so that they can be easily recognized.

Lost Property

Please report any lost or found property to the registration and information desk.

Computer and Internet Access

Free wireless internet access will be available throughout the conference building, the name of the wireless network is "espe2010". In addition, computer facilities with access to internet are available for conference delegates in the basement of the conference venue.

Social Events

All social events are included in your registration fee.


Tickets for the Conference Dinner and the Reception at Folkwang Museum will be issued at registration. Please ensure to bring your tickets to both events to gain entry.

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, 9 June

Location: Congress Center South, Foyer
Time: 19:00-21:00
Drinks and snacks will be served.

Visit of Folkwang Museum and Reception at Gastronomia Officina

Thursday, 10 June

Location: Folkwang Museum, Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen
Time: 19:00 – 20:00

Location: Gastronomia Officina, Bredeneyer Straße 142A, 45133 Essen
Time: 19:00-23:00

How to get there: By shuttle bus: There will be a shuttle bus service from the entrance of Congress Center South to Folkwang Museum at 18:45. After the visit at the museum there will be another shuttle bus service from Folkwang Museum to Gastronomia Officina. There will also be a shuttle bus service from the entrance of Congress Center South to Gastronomia Officina at 18:45 for ESPE participants who are not interested in visiting the Folkwang Museum. By public transport: From the conference venue ( Messe West-Süd/Gruga) take underground line 11 to Rüttenscheider Stern (which is only three stops) . From the city center take tram 101 or 107 to Rüttenscheider Stern. From there, follow the signs to Folkwang Museum (walking distance 5 – 7 minutes).

About Folkwang Museum

The Folkwang Museum is one of Germany’s best-known art museums with an excellent collection of 19th and 20th century German and French classical modern paintings and sculpture, post-1945 art and photography. Works on display include paintings by Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Manet and Renoir, the German Romantics (C.D. Friedrich, Canus) and the Blaue Reiter group. In January 2010 Folkwang Museum opened its new building, designed by the renowned architect David Chipperfield. More information at

Conference Dinner at Stadtgarten Steele

Friday, 11 June

Location: Stadtgarten Steele, Am Stadtgarten 1, 45276 Essen
Time: 18:30 – 23:30

How to get there: There will be a shuttle bus service from the entrance of Congress Center South to Stadtgarten Steele at 18:00. There will also be a shuttle service back after the Conference Dinner to either the conference venue or the city center. If you want to get to Stadtgarten Steele by public transport, take underground line 11 toBerliner Platz. Then, take tram 109 to Steele. Get off at Stadtgarten”. Turn left onto Steeler Straße. Follow Steeler Straße for about 70m, then turn right onto Am Stadtgarten. Follow this street for about 400m. Turn right again and follow the sign Stadtgarten Steele.

BBQ, no special dress code is needed. There will be an opportunity to watch the FIFA World Cup.

About Stadtgarten Steele

Constructed around 1900, Stadtgarten Steele belonged to the city of Essen and was a popular destination for day trippers in the 1930s. It survived both World Wars. Today it is used as venue for public and private events.

Guided Tour about Zeche Zollverein.

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