The World Maker Alliance (WMEA)—with support by the China Education Equipment Industry Association (CEEIA) and its China Education Equipment Industry Creative Branch— believes that “Be CREATIVE; ANYONE, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE.” needs to be further promoted into a future of education that nurtures 21st century learning skills hand in hand with technology literacy.
Within the WMEA it is believed that there is a need for educators and learners to become increasingly enabled, and to bring together & foster transnational creative initiatives & individuals from within the science, areas of design & engineering, while also for the educators & learners to be enabled to obtain joint access to stimulating & immersive communal spaces of learning and making.
WMEA members feel that creative communities need this so that a culture of creativity can be shared and inherited by future generations.
Hence the founders of the WMEA invited close to 100 participants in an international Maker Education Forum organized at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, located in Beǐjīng, as well as at the Normal University of Nánjīng, China. This inaugurating event occurred in December 2015.
The Group is since March 2016 an official non-profit organization registered within the USA. On December 29th 2016 some of its stakeholders also inaugurated a CEEIA Creative Education Branch which, although independent, is supportive of the work the WMEA participants have been and are foreseen to be engaged into.
In 2016 the organizers and stakeholders organized the second annual meeting in partnership with CEEIA during the latter’s 71st Conference in China’s Náníng city, Guăngxī Province and this from the 17th November until the 22nd November 2016.
November 8-10th, 2017 (to be confirmed within six months preceding the event)