A small blue dot, floating in an infinite space, only protected by a thin layer of atmosphere. That's the Earth and the only place in the universe where we know that people can live. Astronauts who have seen the Earth from orbit or the moon, report that this perspective has changed their life and their view of the world forever. As a result of this cognitive shift, they feel the vulnerability of our planet to such an extent that many of them dedicate their lives toward improving life on Earth. This cognitive shift is called the Overview Effect.
Being able to transfer the Overview Effect and it’s transformative power is a potential game changer in human behavior towards a sustainable future. But is it possible to experience this astronauts view of the Earth without actually going to space? How can the Overview Effect be used by organizations in realizing their sustainability and social responsibility goals? During a full day symposium an international group of business practioners, researchers, psychologists, philosophers, and scientists facilitated keynotes, lectures and debates to answer these questions and more.
Attendees & co-creators had the opportunity…
Thanks to everybody that took part and made the very first edition of the Overview Symposium happen!