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The first two editions of the Adaptive Optics for the Extremely Large Telescopes (AO4ELT) conference held in Paris (France) in 2009 and in Victoria (Canada) in 2011 were clearly successes in all aspects, motivating the preparation of a new edition. The third edition of the conference, AO4ELT3, will take place in Florence (Italy) from May 26 to May 31 (2013). The conference is organized by the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory with support from LESIA (Paris Observatory).

The design of AO systems and related instrumentation for the planned ELT’s has been strongly pursued over the last two years. The AO4ELT3 conference aims at gathering specialists to review and discuss the latest developments of the ELT’s current design in terms of AO systems, related instruments and science goals. At the same time the conference will report on pathfinder projects planned or implemented on existing telescopes, including solar telescopes, which provide relevant results for the next ELT’s design phase. Special attention will be given to key components and new ideas that have the potential to overcome the limitations of existing systems, in order to increase the scientific impact of the future ELT’s.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Florence.

The conference chairs:

Simone Esposito, Yann Clenet, Thierry Fusco, Norbert Hubin, Jean-Pierre Veran

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List of important deadlines

- Nov 15, 2012: Website opened to registration and abstract submission

- Jan 10, 2013: Abstract due date

- Mar 15, 2013: Final conference program announcement

- Apr 1, 2013: End of early registration

- May 26-31, 2013: AO4ELT3 conference

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