"ISEA is a non-profit international organization whose membership and collaborators consists of a wide range of individuals and institutions involved in the creative, theoretical and technological aspects of electronic arts.
The series of symposia known as the International Symposium on Electronic
Art was initiated in 1988 in order to support the founding and maintenance
of an international network of organizations and individuals active
in the field of the electronic arts.
This network has taken the shape of an association, founded in 1990 in The Netherlands, called the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA).
The Board and membership of ISEA have always been international, bringing together individuals and organizations from around the world. From the founding of ISEA until 1996, the organization was based in the Netherlands. From 1996 to 2001, ISEA moved the headquarters to Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Since 2001 it is once again headquartered in The Netherlands.
The Inter-Society has as part of its mandate the obligation to oversee the organization of the symposia in each selected city. It assures the continuity of symposia identity and quality, and works closely with the Host Organization.The symposia have been held as both a biennial and annual event. In 1998, the symposium returned to the biennial format for ten years. It is now held annually. In 2009 ISEA was changed from an association to a foundation in order to better serve its mission. It is currently seeking to establish a headquarters at the University of Brighton in the U.K."