I am pleased to invite you to the 17th International Conference on X-ray Absorption Fine Structure scheduled form 22–27 July 2018 in Kraków, Poland. XAFS Conferences have a well-established tradition. The first one was held in 1981, and since 2000 they have been organized every three years, each time in a different part of the World. In 2018, the Central Europe will host it for the first time. Kraków, the former capital of Poland, the town of the 650 years old Jagiellonian University. On its modern campus the first Polish synchrotron – SOLARIS was built. The XAFS17 is being organized by the Polish Synchrotron Radiation Society in cooperation with: Synchrotron SOLARIS, Jagiellonian University and the Hanryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, under the honorary patronage of the Major of the City of Kraków, Rector of the Jagiellonian University and the General Director the Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN in Kraków. 

I will be delighted to meet you all, at the XAFS17 in Kraków, 

a great place to do science and to enjoy Polish culture and cuisine, 

and a wealth of social activities.

With my very best regards, 

Prof. Wojciech M. Kwiatek

XAFS17 Chairman