AWA Newsflash: Abhay Wadhwa to Speak at International Conference

AWA Newsflash: Abhay Wadhwa to Speak at International Conference

Abhay Wadhwa, Design Principal & CEO at AWA Lighting Designers has been invited to speak at the ’85th International Conference on Light & Vision,’ in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Hosted by the College of Syntonic Optometry, he will speak on “Out of Shadows: Darkness in a New Light,” on Saturday, June 10 2017.

The following is the abstract from his talk:
Positive visual environments require a healthy balance between bright and dark, light and shadow. In a world where the success of a lighting design solution in a project or a space is often measured by the footcandles achieved, uniformity ratios and wattage consumed, are we losing the plot here? Can light truly be appreciated without shadows and darkness? Lack of a better understanding of darkness and shadows can lead to an altogether lopsided relationship with light and light alone. The absence of its contrasting partners in darkness and shadows can have a diminishing effect on the true beauty of light. Light and darkness are opposites; darkness being the absence of light, while shadow is a comparative darkness located in the land between light and darkness.

We should understand how to control shadows and darkness, thereby creating opportunities for evocative visual experiences while avoiding unwanted darkness, within the design requirements of the project, and the various new lighting paradigms that utilize these perspectives on shadow and darkness in architecture.

Abhay’s Keynote Speech at the World Lighting Congress, 2012

Other industry leaders speaking at the conference are:

Larry Wallace, O.D., Ph.D., FCSO
Education Director of the College of Syntonic Optometry

Ray Gottlieb, O.D., Ph.D., FCSO
Dean of the College of Syntonic Optometry

Edward C. Kondrot, M.D, MD(H), CCH , DHt.
World’s only board certified ophthalmologist and a board certified homeopathic physician

Rasmus Gaupp-Berghausen
Founder of Sound of Soul

Susan Daniel, O.D.
Neuro-Developmental Optometrist

Arzhan Surazakov, PhD
Director of Research and Development at coMra-Therapy

Cathy Stern, O.D., FCOVD, FNORA, FCSO
Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development

For complete information on the conference and stellar list of speakers please go HERE.