Weekend‘s agenda has various events! Traditional AGM-agenda is on Sunday

Friday 5th of March

Friday Funday

5:00PM - AGM-weekend opened

Þorbjörg Þorvaldsdóttir, president of Samtökin ’78 will inspire us for the weekend

6:30PM - Online Pub Quiz

Tótla and Katrín Odds will ask us many questions. A special group will be created for this event as it will be hosted through Facebook Live.

8:00PM - Pub-walk

Staff and board members of Samtökin will scatter around town and welcome you to different bars and pubs.

Saturday 6th of March


1:10PM - Opening remarks

Children and adolescents from The Queer Youth Center set the tone for the symposium with a message to the community.
Att. This programme item is in Icelandic.

1:25PM - Former presidents discuss

Samtökin‘s former presidents will discuss the past, the present and the future of Samtökin. Þorvaldur Kristinsson, Margrét Pála Ólafsdóttir, Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir og Hilmar Hildar Magnúsarson sit down with Vera Illugadóttir who facilitates.
Att. This programme item is in Icelandic.

2:15PM - Coffee break

No further description…it’s coffee, pretty basic

2:30PM - Framing for change

The queer community and their strategies are rapidly changing and we have to be up to date for best practises when it comes to advocacy. Kennedy Walker is a campaigner, researcher, and facilitator who first came into change making through grassroots organising in London he co-founded activist and organiser network, KIN. Nim Ralph has over 15 years of experience in senior leadership and organisational development consultancy. Nim has worked with a diverse number of organisations including 38 Degrees, Centre for Intersectional Justice, Gendered Intelligence, Global Justice Now, SumOfUs, Transgender Europe, Working On Our Power, and many more. Kennedy and Nim will discuss their work and best practises on framing for change with Ugla Stefanía, trans activist who we all know.

3:45PM - Biggest minority in Iceland – Queer Poles discuss with one another

In Iceland over 20.000 people are Polish or of polish heritage, but oftentimes they are forgotten or aren‘t given space to be heard. How is it being queer in Poland? How is it being queer Pole in Iceland? Wiesiek Kaminski sits down with good guests to discuss the issue.

5:00PM - Gender autonomy – what does that mean and where does it come from?

A newly passed parliament bill on Gender Autonomy will be discussed. The story of the bill is more extensive then one may imagine and goes back to the year 2014. Þorbjörg Þorvaldsdóttir, Kitty Anderson, Ugla Stefanía og Svandís Svavarsdóttir discuss the meaning of the bill and what rights it gives people inside the queer community. Vilhjálmur Ingi Vilhjálmsson facilitates.
Att. This programme item is in Icelandic.

5:45PM - Short speech - Veiga Grétarsdóttir

The summer of 2019 Veiga Grétarsdóttir traveled on kayak counter-clockwise around Iceland or up the stream. She is the first woman to row around Iceland and the first person to do it counter-clockwise. Veiga speaks on her journey, both in life and on kayak, moving up the stream.
Att. This programme item is in Icelandic.

6:00PM - End of symposium

Again, pretty basic, maybe some music?

Sunnudagur 7. mars


1:10PM - Introduction of Annual Report

Will be published here online day before the AGM.

1:30PM - Annual account introduced and confirmed

Will be published here online day before the AGM.

1:45PM - Annuals budget for 2021 introduced

Will be published here online day before the AGM.

2:00PM - Law and agenda amendments

Will be published here on the web the 21st of February.

2:30PM - Coffee Break

Nothing more or less, just have some coffee…or tea? Or perhaps coffee, yes…coffee

4:10PM - Voting on interested organisation

Electoral voting. Will be published here on the web before the AGM.

4:20PM - Other subjects

Data and/or documents regarding other subjects will be published here day before the AGM. If you want to add other subjects to the meeting, please contact our office at