WAAE Summit, Newcastle, UK, October 31 – November 2, 2009(Hosted by WAAE in partnership with Creativity, Culture and Education and Newcastle-Gateshead) http://www.worldallianceforartseducation.org/World Creativity Summit in Taipei, Taiwan, June 5th – 8th 2008 (Hosted by InSEA and the National Taiwan Normal University)The World Creativity Summit, Hong Kong, July 23-25, 2007One of the significant recent InSEA initiatives is collaboration with two other world arts education organizations to form the World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE). InSEA President Doug Boughton (2004-2006) and members of the InSEA World Council established a working party to explore ways to respond to recent UNESCO arts policy. Leaders of the International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA) and the International Society for Music Education (ISME) were invited to contribute to this discussion and one of the most important outcomes of the meeting was the creation of the World Alliance. The first result of the international multi-disciplinary alliance is the Joint Declaration on Arts Education for the UNESCO World Congress of Arts in Education held in Lisbon, Portugal, in March 2006. This document establishes a fundamental position that arts education groups around the world can cite for direction and support. InSEA President Ann Kuo (2006-2008) has actively worked within the World Alliance organization to plan the first World Creativity Summit (WCS) in Hong Kong, July 23-25, 2007. This international meeting brings together more than 100 innovative educators, scholars, and leaders from around the world to develop initiatives that will serve to nurture the creative and transformative potential of every human being in the world. These are the words of the World Creativity Summit Director and IDEA President, Dan Baron Cohen.World Creativity Summit See website for more information.