= "a network of organizations and individuals working together to build and support an open badging ecosystem".
"The Badge Alliance, launched at the Summit to Reconnect Learning in 2014, is a network of organizations and individuals working together to build and support an open badging ecosystem, with a focus on shared values including openness, learner agency and innovation.
Built upon the groundbreaking Open Badges work initiated by Mozilla and the MacArthur Foundation, and framed on a constellation model of Working Groups, the members of the Badge Alliance aim to foster and grow the open badges ecosystem in an intelligent, distributed, and sustainable way.
in 2015, the BA will be focusing on refining the Open Badges technical specification to enhance its compatibility and on supporting the emerging ecosystem of interoperable technology using badges.
The BA supports the community of issuers, badge earners, and consumers by facilitating regular calls, special events, and ongoing direct and peer to peer assistance. It serves as a vital connector between different organizations using Open Badges." (https://www.badgealliance.org/about/)