Encouraging gender balance among speakers at UK events for Teachers of Englishto Speakers of Other Languages/Teachersof English as a Foreign Language. (TESOL/TEFL)

Annual awards event

Our annual awards event is to be held on
Sunday, April 12th 2015, at the IATEFL Conference in Manchester, UK.
It will be in the room called ‘Central 3-4’ just after the main day time programme. Please come along and join us! There will be playful certificates, an interesting activity, the chance to find out more about the list and to meet some of the people who support it.

What is 'The Fair List'?

The Fair List is an annual award that celebrates excellence of gender balance in plenary speakers, presenters and speaker panels at ELT events, in the UK. We believe that better gender balance at UK ELT events ensures wider coverage of relevant topics and a more balanced perspective on the issues affecting both women and men in their professional lives.Read More

Get involved

Are you organising, presenting at or participating in a UK ELT event soon? Have a look at the checklists that will help you get organised and remember just about everything you need to make your event successful! However, what if you are concerned to provide a good gender balance of speakers/presenters/workshop leaders at your event?Read More

Those already involved!

People supporting the initial launch of
The Fair List include: Pam Aboshiha, Susan Barduhn, Christine Barker, Briony Beaven, Mojca Belak, Anne Burns, Marion Cooper, Melissa Cudmore, Jill Florent, Anthony Gaughan, Akos Gerold, Kathleen Graves, Simon Greenall, Eryl Griffiths, Jeremy Harmer, Bill Harris, Nicky Hockly, Jenny Johnson, Fiona Johnston, Anne Katz, Sue Leather, Chris LimaRead More


‘A checklist for organising conferences’

by Marjorie Rosenberg

from The Teacher Trainer Journal Vol. 19 No.1 2005.


‘A checklist for organising and running a teachers’ workshop’

by The January Trainers

from The Teacher Trainer Journal Vol. 22 No.2 2008.


‘Tips on how to give a presentation at an international conference’

by Catherine Walter






We are used to the idea of films being rated according to the levels of bad language, violence and nudity that they contain.
Now cinemas in Sweden have introduced a new rating based on the criterion of the inclusion in a film of properly-rounded female characters.

To be awarded an ‘ … (read more…)

Er….what was Phase One again?
We got started! In 2013, we held our first awards ceremony at the IATEFL conference in Liverpool, this website was launched, and we had many supportive messages, and people passed on the news that we existed on the various lists and networks that they belong t … (read more…)



How often do you attend ELT events in the UK as a speaker or participant?

What do you notice about the range of speakers and presenters?