Workshops & Events
International Light Association comes to North America for the first time in Six Years
Pioneers in the field of Light and Color from Across the Globe Share Latest Discoveries at
14th Annual ILA Conference: The Power of Light
Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 19, 2017)—The International Light Association (ILA) is pleased to announce their annual conference will take place April 30 to May 3 at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel in Florida. Hosted in North America for the first time in six years, the ILA Conference: “The Power of Light,” will feature presentations from 17 of the most renowned light therapists and researchers from across North America, Europe and Asia.
The presentations will touch on a wide variety of topics on light and color therapy, including light-based acupuncture and acupressure, as well as the health risks associated with new lighting technologies (such as LEDs). The conference will also feature Light-in-action workshops, an interactive marketplace and fun cultural events.
“I look forward to learning about the latest discoveries in the field of color light therapy and how to apply them to improve the body’s ability to self-heal and induce deep relaxation,” says conference attendee Ronel Corbin, DOM – Owner and Clinical Director of Healing Elephant Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic. “An impressive selection of international speakers brings a level of authenticity to the use of color light therapy that has been lacking in the Wellness Industry in the U.S.”
The event’s Platinum Sponsor is PhotonWave —a light machine used for detoxification of body and mind. Ms. Corbin and ILA Conference Coordinator Vanessa Cisneros, L.Ac. have integrated the PhotonWave in their Florida acupuncture practice. Leona Vermeire, a therapist from Belgium, will demonstrate the PhotonWave in a workshop and discuss how the use of light therapy through the eyes boosts the immune system and uplifts emotions.
“The purpose of the conference is to educate a wide variety of professionals and individuals on the latest treatments, techniques and technologies to promote health, enhance performance, and raise consciousness,” says Cisneros. “A wide range of attendees includes therapists, acupuncturists, bodyworkers, energy healers, psychologists and medical doctors who use light and color to treat a great variety of conditions. A common application is to reduce stress, which is a major cause of chronic disease.”
Noted speakers at this year’s conference include Dr. Detlef Schikora (Germany), creator of the Laserneedle technique; Esogetic Colorpuncture principal Manohar Croke (USA); Dee Ann Newbold (USA), a recent keynote at the 2nd Annual World Congress of High-Tech Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine in Hangzhou, China; and Dr. Pascal Vidal (France) who, together with Dr. Pierre Magnin has taken Nogier auricular acupuncture to new heights.
Masako Shimizu from Japan will demonstrate the Lightwave Tuning System based on the work of Dr. Hiroyuki Harada, a physician whose insights come from medical qi gong. Additional topics include the epigenetics of the built environment, optimum lighting in hospitals for interventions and recovery, countering e‑pollution, cleansing blood with the use of ultra violet light, light in psychotherapy and consciousness.
About The International Light Association
The International Light Association was founded at the 2003 Light Medicine Conference in Antwerp, Belgium. Today the ILA is a diverse group of individuals interested in the use of light and color for health and wellbeing. ILA members have a common desire to share knowledge, skills and passions; learn about and apply the latest theories, techniques and technologies in light and color; promote health, enhance performance and raise consciousness. The ILA mission is to share and disseminate information; educate, initiate and promote research; and create an open-hearted, broad-minded and integrative community in the field of Light. The ILA Annual Conference is held in different locations around the globe, the latest one having taken place in Vienna, Austria, in 2016. www.international-light-association.org
*Media and Product Sponsorships are available
Vanessa Cisneros, L.Ac, Conference Coordinator
International Light Association