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

Announced at the
IATEFL Manchester conference:

Those on The Fair List for 2014!

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





fair list uk 2014

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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.

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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?