Unfortunately, the COVID crisis is still not behind us. Despite growing optimism end of spring/early summer in most European countries, the current situation is actually significantly worse than it was only a month ago, also in the Netherlands. This has resulted in complications and challenges with respect to organizing the 7 Experiences Summit.
Furthermore, at this point in time, the number of registrations for the summit is not enough to ensure the type of experience that both speakers and participants deserve.
All this means that we can no longer guarantee that the 7 Experiences Summit 2021 on 2 and 3 September 2021 will be the type of experience that it could and should be for all involved.
Therefore, we have negotiated with the Experience Research Society, which is the organization taking care of the continuation of the 7 Experiences Summit series, to move this year’s summit to be organized by the Society itself.
Human experiences are studied in many disciplines, but the related theories, methodologies and concept definitions are not actively shared across the disciplinary borders. Given the current state of society and the planet, experience researchers also have a moral obligation to help understand and tackle some of the key crises we are facing. Whether addressing sustainability challenges or the impact of Covid-19, experiences play a key role in understanding and changing our behaviour as individuals, organisations and society.