The Zeitgeist Movement

Presents the

The 12th Annual ZDay

The 2020 Main Event took take place in

Reykjavík, Iceland

Saturday November 28th, 2020


The 12th Annual Global ‘Zeitgeist Day’ in 2020 in Reykjavík, Iceland!

Due to the Covid19 pandemic the event had been delayed to the 28th November and became a purely online event.

The live stream started at 12 noon UTC  on Facebook and YouTube

Thank you all for a great main event:

Youtube – Iceland YouTube Channel’s live stream (better quality)
Facebook – 
TZM Global Facebook live stream (backup stream)

This was a unique and eye-opening Z-Day event presented by The Zeitgeist Movement – Iceland, the very first global TZM event ever held in the country and first being purely online.

Facebook Event:

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— Main Event —
12:00 Svandís Ósk Gestsdóttir – Z-Day Intro
12:10 Giorgio Baruchello – Maître à penser
12:30 Einar Bergmundur – A Money Free Society
12:50 Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir – Regenerative Economy for Wellbeing
13:10 Clifford Frei – Koto coop & The New Thing
13:30 Birgitta Jónsdóttir – Crisis & Change
13:50 Q&A
— After Party Live Stream Starts —
15:00 Carla Rosemary – Minimal House & Deep House
16:00 Eyvindur Eggertsson – Deep House & Tech House
17:00 Andrea Jónsdóttir – Icelandic & International Rock & Alternative

Z-Day Speakers

Svandís Ósk Gestsdóttir is the founder and owner of Icelandic skincare line.
For the 12th annual Zeitgeist-Day Global Main Event, she is the event’s hostess.


Born in Genoa, Italy, Giorgio Baruchello is an Icelandic citizen and works as Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Akureyri, Iceland. He read philosophy in Genoa and Reykjavík, Iceland, and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Guelph, Canada. His publications encompass several different areas, especially social philosophy, theory of value, and intellectual history. Since 2005 he edits Nordicum-Mediterraneum: The Icelandic E-Journal of Nordic and Mediterranean Studies.

Einar Bergmundur has been a manager, web and app developer, consultant on technical solutions and system integration. He has been involved working for RÚV as a cameraman in earlier days, Head IT for the Iceland Academy of the Arts and has been a board member of Almannaheill – Samtök þriðja geirans. Today he is a board member of Vinstrihreyfingin – grænt framboð and is a founder and executive manager of Ábending.

His intentions have always been using the best knowledge and experience to make useful data and information accessible to the common public in understandable, visual manner. So people can have informed opinion and thus strengthen democracy in the society.

Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir is the rare combination of academic and activist. She is professor at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland and was previously Dean of Engineering and Natural Sciences at that university and Professor of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Bristol, UK. She is actively involved with international think tanks on sustainability including being a Global Council member and Ambassador of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance, Distinguished Fellow at the Schumacher Institute (UK), member and former Vice-President of the Balaton Group, and member of the International Club of Rome. Vala is a member of several scientific academies such as Academia Europaea, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Icelandic Academy, and the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce. Grounded in Earth Sciences, Vala has been envisioning sustainable futures and finding sustainability transformative solutions with her students since the turn of the century. Her research engagement focuses on evaluating natural resources and their economics link through natural resource evaluation, system dynamics, determining sustainability indicators for soil, tourism and the circular- and wellbeing economy, and finding fabric for sustainable communities. Her recent activities include casting light on corruption in natural resource management, linking population, soil, phosphorous and sustainable land management with food security, developing groundwork for new economies to achieve the SDGs, and demonstrating the need for the regenerative wellbeing economy due to the global climate emergency. Recently Vala was member the Icelandic Prime Minister committee that developed 39 indicators of wellbeing, as well as the government committee outlining future energy policy to 2050. She is the author of over 150 academic publications and book chapters. Vala co-edited Pollutants, Human Health and the Environment by Wiley (2011) and was a subject editor of The Oxford Companion to the Earth published by Oxford University Press (2000). She has also co-edited several special journal issues. Vala is currently engaged in editing, contributing to and writing books on Transformation Literacy (Springer), Regenerative Wellbeing Economy (Schumacher Briefing), and Rethinking Economics (Edward Elgar). In the past few years Kristin Vala has been active in training parliamentary members in sustainability thinking and more recently in the Pirate Party in Iceland, and has in particular taken part in developing party policies that address climate change, sustainability and new economic thinking. She is frequently spotted in protests in front of the Icelandic parliament on issues that relate to corruption and lack of action taken in our times of climate and planetary crisis.

Clifford Frei is an activist of human rights, environmental protection, Internet freedom and privacy, plus the co-founder of The Zeitgeist Movement in Germany.

He has a background computer science, graphic art and linguistics.

His involvement in the movement first began in Berlin during his studies when the movement was first founded. He along with other TZM activists created a lot of the framework, projects and events that have been co-created in an open-source format throughout the rest of the movement. He has been globally active in the movement whilst locally involved with TZM Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine and Iceland.

Other involvements of his have been in sustainable & ecological development of architecture, cultural & art performances, as well as emission-free, ecological cargo sailing.

Clifford Frei
Birgitta Jónsdóttir is a Poetician and a former parliamentarian for the Civic Movement & Pirate Party in the Icelandic Parliament of both she helped co-create & chairman for IMMI (International Modern Media Institute).
Birgitta was a Internet Archive fellow @ the EFF in 2019-2020
Birgitta was selected as one of the International Politician of the Year in 2016 by Der Spiegel and short listed for the WTN awards in policy in 2014.
She specializes is 21st century lawmaking with focus on direct democracy, freedom of expression, information and digital privacy within the local and global context.
She is an expert in direct democracy and citizen engagement. She is now in a unique position to build bridges of know how between parliamentary bodies and civil society in regard to policies of the digital age.
Birgitta is long time activist for Earth, for peace, for Tibet and for Digital Rights. She was a WikiLeaks volunteer and spokes person in 2010. She played a crucial role in WikiLeaks release of the Collateral Murder.
During her parliamentary work she was active in international parliamentary work. She served as a member of Nato Parliamentary Assembly and the IPU. She was elected to the human rights committee for parliamentarians at the IPU and successfully proposed and wrote a resolution for the IPU titled Democracy in the digital era and the threat to privacy.
Birgitta is a pioneer in web development and in using creative thinking within cyberspace. She was the youngest poet to be published in poetry collection for the national education board and her first book of poetry was published by Icelands’ leading publisher. Birgitta has also published her own chapbooks and poetry posters, global anthologies and chapbooks by poets from around the world.
She has appeared in documentaries and features and even in a Hollywood film, her favorite documentaries she has been part of so far are: WikiRebels, We steal secrets and Meeting Snowden.
She believes individuals can and should change the world.

Question and Answers

Carla Rose is originally from London, Rose started her career in her early twenties when she co-owned ‘Botchit & Scarper’, an independent drum n bass/breakbeat record label where she oversaw the PR, A&R, Marketing and Artist Liaison. After relocating to Iceland in 2005, Rose became more involved in the underground dance scene, becoming a regular DJ at prominent venues in Reykjavík, Iceland. In 2014 she joined the Secret Solstice team, one of Iceland’s biggest music festivals, performing on the Askur stage. Carla Rose also played at ADE Festival 2018 and last September 2019, played in the United States a prestigious club in Washington DC called “Flash”.
Known for her infectious energy, dedication to the industry and her constant support for fellow artists and DJs, Rose is the Jamaican ancestry, London raised, adopted Icelandic DJ who is making her mark with her experimental approach to music and her cultivated style, connecting music lovers from different genres

Andrea Sigríður Jónsdóttir is a well-known radio host and record player, who has been honored as Iceland’s rock grandmother by the media. She started working as a proofreader at Þjóðviljan in 1972 and worked there for more than a decade. In 1984 she started directing her own show on Channel 2 of Icelandic TV network.
Andrea received the Knight’s Cross of the Icelandic Falcon Word in 2018 for her contribution to the promotion of Icelandic and foreign popular music.

The 2020 Main Event took place in

Reykjavík, Iceland

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