UC Davis is the venue for FOPAM 2023. Its proximity to the Bay Area with a wealth of chemical and biochemical companies as well as national laboratories and AI companies makes this an appealing choice, especially for drawing attendees. The campus has extensive conference facilities, a hotel for conference attendees and it is next to the City of Davis downtown (walking distance) with many other hotels, restaurants and the U.S. Bicycle Hall of Fame. UC Davis can be reached through flights to Sacramento (20-minute drive) and San Francisco (1.5 hr). Before- and after-conference trips to the wine country (Napa and Sonoma valleys) may be attractive.
The UC Davis campus also has a number of interesting venues for excursions such as the Robert Mondavi Institute that houses that Pilot Plant Winery (Organized FOPAM tour at 4-5pm Tuesday), the Coffee Lab featured on CBS (Organized FOPAM tour at 4-5pm Wednesday), and the Manetti-Shrem Museum among others.