Welcome to FPSAC 2023!

July 17-21, 2023, UC Davis, California

Here you can find some information on the campus, the lecture halls, the city, hotels and dormitories. If you have questions, please e-mail fpsac23davis@gmail.com. .

You can find a map with the main venues for the conference here .

Conference venue

All talks will be held in the Science Lecture Hall. The poster sessions will be held on Tuesday July 18 and Thursday July 20 from 5pm until 6:30pm in the Multipurpose Room at the Student Community Center. A reception will take place from 5pm until 6:30pm on Sunday July 16, 2023 in Wall Hall Main Lodge.

If you need help getting around campus, Transportation Services might be able to help!

Travel information

Sacramento airport (SMF)

If flying, we strongly encourage you to fly into Sacramento International Airport (SMF). SMF is 20-30 minutes by car from the Davis campus. If you take a Lyft or Uber, the price varies by time of day, maybe $30-$50. You may be able to coordinate and find other FPSAC participants who arrive at the same time as you to ride-share.

The Yolo bus is also a GREAT cheap alternative, but only runs hourly which might make it inconvenient depending on your flight time. Travel time between campus and airport is roughly 45 min and only $2 (exact fare); a bargain. Take the 42B bus from the airport to Davis (and the 42A bus if you are going from Davis to airport.)

San Francisco airport (SFO)

Unless you are spending time in the Bay Area, we recommend you avoid flying into San Francisco Airport SFO or Oakland Airport OAK; go straight to SMF. Plane tickets may be cheaper or have better schedules for SFO, but if the difference is less than $100 it is worth it; you are likley to spend more than that on ground transportation. Similary if a layover adds fewer than 3 hours to your travel itinerary, it is often worth it as you can expect to spend that much time using ground travel from SFO to Davis.

If you are arriving from San Francisco airport, here is useful information!

Driving and Parking:

To park on campus you need to download ParkMobile on your phone and follow the directions. To make life easier – before leaving for Davis (1) download the app (2) associate your car license plate to the account (3) link a credit card. It will be less stressful to do it ahead of time versus on arrival. This should allow you to park in visitor Lot 47 off of La Rue Road. But not the A lots 46,44 unless you maybe have special reciprocity from another UC or pay extra in the app for an A+ spot. Without a smartphone, paying for parking on campus will be quite difficult. But if you read the bottom of this website page, you will see how to do so from a home computer or regular phone.


The Amtrak train Capitol Corridor goes through Davis. The station in Davis is located at 840 2nd St. From here, walk about 8 blocks west, down 2nd Street, to campus.

Hotel information

All hotels are booked under the name of the conference.

Hyatt Place

Aggie Inn

BW Univ Lodge

Best Western Plus Palm Court

University Park Inn and Suites


We have also booked dormitory rooms on UC Davis campus with single and double occupancy. Dormitory rooms need to be booked for 6 nights from Sunday July 16 until Saturday July 22. Dormitory bookings include 3 meals per day and linens. The meal will be dinner on Sunday July 16. Linen sets come folded and placed on the bed. They include 2 sheets, 2 towels, 1 washcloth, pillow, pillowcase, and blanket (no bedspread or comforter). Housekeeping for rooms is not available during your stay, but guests may exchange towels daily at the conference housing desk.

Dormitory rooms need to be booked with early registration (they will not be available after April 15 when early registration ends). The cost is:

We are happy to match up people who wish to share a room.

Refunds for dormitory rooms will only be possible until May 4, 2023 (up to a cancellation fee).

If you have booked a dormitory room, here is some information:

Visa information

For visa information, please consult the SISS website. Most foreign participants should either be able to enter under the Visa Waiver Program or a B-1 visitor visa. To obtain an invitation letter for the B-1 visa, please contact Matt Silver.

Weather in Davis

The weather in Davis in July is usually dry and hot. The average high/low in Davis in July is 34/14 degrees Celsius (93/57 Fahrenheit), but it can be over 40 degrees Celsius (over 100 Fahrenheit). It is a good idea to stay hydrated and to bring a hat (as a protection from the sun) and sweater (for the cooler nights).


You can cool off in the Rec Pool . If you like climbing, we recommend the Rocknasium . For jogging, check out the Arboretum .

Emergency Contacts

For emergency contacts and campus safety, check here .