Join us at the 16th annual International Light Association (ILA) conference in Pula, Croatia from Sept. 18th to 20th.

Join us at the 16th annual International Light Association (ILA) conference in Pula, Croatia from Sept. 18th to 20th.

The International Light Association (ILA) is a multidisciplinary organization consisting of lighting professionals and enthusiasts with a variety of backgrounds. If you are a professional in any of the fields listed below, you will be able to meet the leading practitioners and thinkers for work with Light for Health and Wellness.

For more information about the ILA, please visit their website here

Become a member of the ILA today. Please click here for the membership information.

To register for the 16th annual ILA conference, please visit the conference web page here.


Abhay Wadhwa, AWA Design Principal & CEO, will be amongst those speaking at the conference. His talk is titled: “The Impact of Culture and Climate on Lighting Design Solutions” He also serves on the Board of Directors of the ILA.

Other speakers and topics will include: 
Dr. Daniel Asis – Argentina: Auricular Chromotherapy for Psychological Trauma

Gabrielle Buresch-Teichmann – Austria: Color Dimensions

Vanessa Cisneros – United States: Sound and Color Therapy

Eva de Jong – The Netherlands: Liquid Light

Melanie Delval – Austria: Biodanza

Samya Ilaria Di Donato – Italy: A Journey into the Colors of Your Soul

Dr. Raquel C Ferrazzano de Solvey – Brazil: CHROMO-BIT : The Effect of Color and Sound in Psychotherapy

Rasmus Gaupp-Berghausen – Austria: Translation of Heart Rate Variability into Sound and Color-Light

Dr. Magda Havas – Canada: The Biological Effects of the Electromagnetic Spectrum: From UV to 5G

Anne Kaas Iversen – Norway: Treating Diagnosed Children With Light & Frequencies (ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, aggression)

Doreya Karim – Canada: Introduction to the Science of BioGeometry

Dr. Konstantin Korotkov – Russia: Light and Life – Biophysical Mechanisms and Practical Applications

Dr. Jacob Liberman – Hawaii: The Healing Power of Love and Light

Dr. Herbert Plischke – Germany: Chromatic Pupillometry – A New Tool for Human Centric Lighting

Velimir Ramljak – Croatia: Leap into Sharpness

Dean Skira – Croatia: Urban Lighting, Holistic Lighting Design, Aesthetic Value of Colors in Lighting Installation

Aleksandra Stojkovic – Belgium: Consciousness and Well-being

P. Straubinger – Austria: The Light of Life – How we are Nourished by Light

Thelma van der Werff – New Zealand: What your Personal Color Choices Reveal About You

Besides the ILA conference, the Visualia Festival take place that week. The Visualia Festival is a spectacular celebration of light that takes place in Pula every year. 

The Visualia Festival is taking place Sept. 19th – 21st and is a festival devoted to light installation, art work and illuminated performance art. The festival transforms Pula into a colorful spectacle during the night. 

The Visualia Festival will be hosting ‘Soularium’, an installation by AWA Lighting Designers. The Soularium Immersive “I”xperience is designed to feed the imagination, inviting you into a world of sensory richness. Offering sound baths, interactive light displays, digital projective art, meditative spaces and a visual landscape of symbols and images that speak to the heart, spirit and collective unconscious, the Soularium’s design and energy offers and exploratory journey into the mysterious. 


There are plenty of fun things to do in and around Pula. The Croatian city is home to the best preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy. The Arena in Pula is the only Roman Amphitheater in the world where the full circular wall is still intact. There are other architectural landmarks around the city and many of the islands around Pula are national parks. The city also takes great pride in its cuisine and its wine.

With many speakers from all over the world, and the debut of Soularium, the week is bound to be exciting and insightful. We hope to see you in Pula this September!

Venice to Pula Ferry:

One of the best ways to travel to Pula is to take the ferry from Venice, Italy. Both cities are on the Northern end of the Adriatic Sea. The ferry is a great way to get to Pula if you want to see more of the Italian and Croatian coastlines.

More information and tickets for the ferry can be found here.

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