Some suggestions for accommodation near the conference venue

The following suggestions are an easy reach to the conference venue at the Milano-Bicocca University campus as well as for visiting the city centre.
Please note that there are many more hotels of any price in Milan, and the metro stop of the venue is “Bicocca” on metro line 5 (Lilac colour).

The Hotel degli Arcimboldi****, at walking distance from the campus, had an agreement with Milano Bicocca University for a number of rooms at reduced price, but these rooms may be unavailable now.

More suggestions:

Ibis Milano Ca’ Granda ***
Viale Suzzani 13/15, 20162 Milano
A simple, modern and functional hotel located in a quiet neighbourhood and well connected to the city center by the metro line 5, stop “Ca’ Granda”, only 2 stops to “Bicocca” and 4 stops to the lively borough of “Isola” in the opposite direction.

Novotel Milano Nord Cà Granda ****
Viale Suzzani,13/15 – 20162 Milano
Conveniently located in a quiet neighbourhood 200 m from “Ca’ Granda” metro station, only 2 stops to “Bicocca” , and 4 stops to the lively borough of “Isola” in the opposite direction. The hotel has also a swimming pool with garden.

UNAWAY Hotel & Residence Contessa Jolanda Milano ****
via Murat, 21 20159 Milano
Located within easy reach of the city center and walking distance to the lively Isola district – with plenty of bars and an atmosphere between traditional and futuristic-, Contessa Jolanda is a modern hotel complete with a fitness center. A few minutes’ walk from “Zara” metro stop with lines 5 (to the conference venue) and 3 (to Duomo).

Star Hotel Tourist Bicocca ****
Viale Fulvio Testi, 300 – 20126 Milano
Located in the Bicocca district, just over a quarter mile from Parco Nord (a huge beautiful park perfect for a morning run), and right in front of “Bignami” metro station, on line 5. Apart from the park the area is post-industrial, with the university main campus within walking distance. To get into Milan city historical boroughs by metro takes around 20 minutes. 

Grand Hotel Villa Torretta Milan Sesto, Curio Collection by Hilton *****
via Milanese, 3 – 20099 Sesto San Giovanni
Located just over the northeast border of Milan and immersed in the greenery of the Parco Nord, where many city dwellers go for a Sunday walk and picnic, Villa Torretta is a noble residence rebuilt in the 17th century on the site of an earlier building, probably a medieval fortress. The charming Hotel is steps from the metro line 5 and has free-to-borrow bikes. 20 minutes to the city center by metro. 
How to reach the conference 

Take the Metro line number 5 (Lilac colour), stop at “Bicocca” and walk 5 minutes to the Milano-Bicocca campus (building Agora/U6).