Message from the President On behalf of the Executive Board of InSEA I want to welcome the new members of InSEA. We are a membership-led organisation and we need your suggestions to continue to drive the Society according to your expectations.  We made InSEA more visible in UNESCO by sending delegates to the Peace Forum in Mexico and to the NGO meetings in Paris and Saudi Arabia. Thanks to   Angel Ramirez; Mohammed Al Amri and of course Past-President Marie-Françoise Chavanne for her invaluable help making InSEA stronger with UNESCO in Paris. The InSEA publications group has also been busy preparing the next InSEA e-book, which, we believe, will be a milestone in education through the art.  In the areas of Research and Praxis the working groups have been making good progress. Our research journal, the International Journal of Education through Art (IJETA) is now in its 13th volume and the praxis e-magazine IMAG in its fifth edition!!! Thanks to all the volunteers who have worked so hard to make this possible!! A great agenda for future congresses and seminars is now in place,   during 2018 we will have the European regional congress in Helsinki;  a Latin American Regional congress in Santiogo do Chile; an Africa and Middle East Regional congress in Cairo and an Asia Reegional Congress in Hog Kong; in 2019 write in your diaries the InSEA world congress will be in Vancouver, Canada!!!Our advocacy  power is developing rapidly, we received an invitation to speak about art education to a policy group of the European Community. Increasing numbers of Doctoral students are interested in our history, which is continuously updated by past President John Steers. Our calls for participation in international activities about education through art are increasingly popular.So thank you so much for making the Society such a lively and useful network for so many people around the world!!!  Let's continue our work; keep in touch using our website www.insea.org and help us to increase members and profile in your region!!!InSEA PresidentTeresa Torres de Eca InSEA World Council 2017-2019Executive Board                                  Teresa Torres de Eca, President;  Rita Irwin, Past-President and IJETA Editor; Glen Coutts , Secretary; James Sanders, Treasurer; Samia ElShaik , Vice President; Steve Willis, Vice-President  WORLD COUNCIL:       REGION AFRICA and MIDDLE EAST       Mohamed Al-Amri Nuray Mamur Ahmed Hatem Said      REGION ASIAMaho Sato Sunah Kim  Jun Ju  Region EuropeGabriella Pataky                            Joaquin Roldan  arteparaprenderbombearteartesvisuales                    Susan M. Coleslinkedin        Region Latin AmericaMiriam Celeste MartinsFlávia P. Vasconcelos Olga Lucia Olaya Parra       REGIONNORTH AMERICA  Alice WexlerMarjorie ManifoldKaren Hutzel       REGION SEAPKathryn ColemanRobert F. Hayden JKim Snepvangers             Appointments  Communication Team Amanda Alexander, Assistant Treasurer/ Membership  Sandrine Han; Heidi May  and Delong Gu Social channels       InSEA rep to UNESCO NGO MeetingsMarie-Francoise ChavanneAngela Saldanha and Ana Barbero graphics      Archivist of InSEA Collection and Jane Rhoades Hudak CollectionJohn Steers