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Held at the:

Fairmont Hotel - San Francisco

Hosted by:
The University of California System

Speakers | Registration | Agenda | Lodging | Sponsorship Information | San Francisco info & logistics | Refund Policy


Keynote Speaker

Peter Fiske, Ph.D.

CEO, PAX Water Technologies, Inc.

Fiske is the CEO of PAX Water Technologies, Inc. and formerly the co-founder and vice president for business development of RAPT Industries, a spin-out from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Prior to forming RAPT, Fiske was an experimental physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he ran a hypervelocity impact experimental facility and carried out research in the areas of condensed matter physics, high pressure science and high strain-rate deformation. He has organized and led panel discussions and workshops on alternative careers and career development for scientists at national and international meetings, universities, and national laboratories. He has been featured on NPR's Talk of the Nation - Science Friday.

Fiske received his doctoral degree in geochemistry and materials science in 1993 from Stanford University. He is the author of the book To Boldly Go: A Practical Career Guide for Scientists, ( published by AGU, and the upcoming second edition Put Your Science to WORK: The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists and Engineers. From 1997-2001 he co-authored the biweekly column Opportunities on the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) career website,, and is currently a regular contributor to Nature.


Lodging for the meeting will be at the Fairmont Hotel - San Francisco, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108. A special rate of $239 per night (plus tax) has been negotiated for NPA meeting attendees. Check back for a direct booking link.


Refund Policy

In event of cancellation by February 17, 2017, a full refund less a $25 processing fee will be issued. For cancellations from February 18, 2017, through March 3, 2017, a 50 percent refund less a $25 processing fee will be issued. No refunds will be made for cancellations after March 3, 2017.

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