History

 

Early 2013

  • Informal discussion between colleagues on the issue of gender balance of presenters at UK ELT events.

 

April 2013

IATEFL conference, Liverpool, UK.

  • Meeting with The Disabled Access Friendly campaign, a voluntary initiative using ELT to raise awareness about mobility disability. (See www.disabled-accessfriendly.com)
  • Award ceremony held for those on The Fair List for ELT events held in the UK in 2012. Those on the list were:
  • The IATEFL Research SIG for overall balance in separate events
  • The IATEFL Business SIG for their IATEFL Glasgow pre-conference event
  • The IATEFL Leadership and Management SIG for their IATEFL Glasgow pre-conference event and for their Brighton event held jointly with The IATEFL Teacher Development SIG
  • The IATEFL Testing, Evaluation and Assessment SIG also for their IATEFL Glasgow pre-conference event

So, as you can see, the world of IATEFL Special Interest Groups was well-represented. Stars of the show, however, were:

  • The British Council for their UK seminar series which achieved almost exact parity between women and men speakers over a very busy year of events

After the award ceremony, there was a discussion of what The Fair List is, why it is important and possible future steps.

 

May 2013

  • An email list of those interested started.
  • The Fair List email address set up.
  • Domain for a web site registered.
  • Logo designed.
  • Web site planned.
  • Information pieces written for newsletters and web sites, and audio recorded for overseas conference.

 

June 2013

  • Meeting with Dr Fiona Bartels-Ellis, Head of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at the British Council, London.
  • IATEFL Business Special Interest Group add a link on their web site.See: http://www.besig.org/about/The_Fair_List_2012.aspx
  • The Fair List approached by Katie Quartano for help with suggestions for Europe-based women speakers for the Thrace Macedonia conference.

 

July 2013

 

August 2013

  • The web site starts to come together.

 

September 2013

  • A piece about The Fair List and Professional Development was published in English Teaching professional Issue 88 page 57
  • This web site was launched!

 

October 2013

  • Emails come in with offers to start similar initiatives in other countries, photos for the web site gallery and messages of support
  • Nicky Hockly agrees to be our first Guest Blogger
  • UK, ELT event organisers are contacted with information about The Fair List
  • Shaun Wilden, IH World conference organiser, offers to mention The Fair List in the programme of the next IH DOS conference due in 2014
  • Aleksandra Popovski shares our news through the ELTAM Macedonia group
  • Nick Michelioudakis puts a note about us on the IATEFL Facebook page
  • James Taylor posts us on the Belgian English Language Teachers Association (beltabelgium.com) Facebook and Twitter accounts, and in the BETA newsletter
  • Zsuzsa Kuti, Editor for ELTECS-ECR, posts info on her ELTeCS list and sends it on to her fellow ELTeCS Editors.
  • The IATEFL Leadership and Management Special Interest Group respond with enthusiasm to the idea of running a webinar for those tentatively thinking of doing a plenary/keynote speech or being a panellist at a conference

 

November 2013

 

December 2013

  • Nicky Hockly mentioned The Fair List in a recent blog post (point 5 at the bottom of the post).

 

January 2014

  • Marjorie Rosenberg mentioned the list on the Vicky Loras blog about education, on January 31st

 

March 2014

  • A piece about The Fair List was published in the EL Gazette
  • The Fair List was shortlisted for the ELTONS

April 2014

  • Award ceremony held for those on The Fair List for ELT events held in the UK in 2013.Those on the list were:
  • The University of St Andrews ELT, for their ‘Materials for Thought’ EAP workshop February, 2013
  • The IATEFL annual webinar series
  • The IATEFL TT/Ed SIG for their Liverpool pre-conference event
  • THE IATEFL Business SIG for their Liverpool pre-conference event
  • THE IATEFL Leadership and Management SIG for their Liverpool pre-conference event
  • The IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG for their Liverpool pre-conference event
  • THE IATEFL ESOL SIG for their Liverpool pre-conference event
  • The IATEFL Conference Committee for plenaries at Liverpool conference
  • The British Council, for the second year running, for their UK seminar series which achieved almost exact parity between women and men speakers over a very busy year of events
  • Canterbury Christ Church University for their ‘Cutting Edge’ conference July, 2013.
  • At the awards event, after celebrating the people on the list, the group stayed on to explore a time line of positive events in civil rights for women in the UK over the last 100 years or so.
    Please see the Radio and Mixed links page in the ‘Resources’ section.
  • The Fair List, UK is shortlisted for a British council ELTONS award
  • Chris Lima posted information about The Fair List, UK Harrogate awards event.

 

June 2014

 

September 2014

  • The Fair List ran our first webinar, with the IATEFL Leadership and Management Special Interest Group. It was on ‘Preparing for your first keynote talk or plenary.’ The speakers were Susan Barduhn and Simon Greenall. The event was sponsored by NILE. All those attending the webinar also had the opportunity to put in a proposal for a webinar of their own to Cambridge English Teacher (CET). This is the link: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p6ybav71815.
  • Daniel Zuchowski included news of The Fair List in the Resources section of the September issue of the ELT Ireland newsletter.

 

November and December 2014

  • The British Council, English Events team agreed to sponsor mentor and mentee packs or web site pages to be used when we get a mentoring scheme going. A call was put out for ideas for mentoring resources and much useful material was received.

 

January 2015

  • Paul Braddock, the TeachingEnglish Website Manager for The British Council, uploaded the story of The Fair List to the TeachingEnglish web site, promoted it via their newsletter and also on their social media channels. Their Facebook page has around 3 million likes and a lot of engagement, so this was a very effective way to promote The Fair List. Thanks Paul!


April 2015

  • Marjorie Rosenberg, incoming IATEFL President, mentioned The Fair List in an article in the EL Gazette.
  • Award ceremony held for those on The Fair List for ELT events held in the UK in 2014.Those on the list were:

    Single events:
    English UK for their Teachers’ Conference
    IATEFL for their first ever web conference
    IATEFL for their Harrogate conference
    International House for their DOS conference
    MATSDA/University of Liverpool for their SLA and Materials Development conference
    IATEFL Business English Special Interest Group for their pre-conference event at Harrogate.
    IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group for their pre-conference event at Harrogate.
    IATEFL ESP Special Interest Group for their pre-conference event at Harrogate.
    IATEFL Teacher Training and Education Special Interest Group for their pre-conference event at Harrogate.
    IATEFL Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group for their pre-conference event at Harrogate.
    IATEFL Young Learners Special Interest Group for their pre-conference event at Harrogate
    IATEFL Materials Writing Special Interest Group for their pre-conference event at Harrogate
    IATEFL ESOL Special Interest Group for their pre-conference event at Harrogate

    Event Series:
    IATEFL for their webinar series
    British Council for their seminar series (for the third year running!)

July/August 2015

  • Report from The Fair List, UK annual event published in IATEFL Voices No. 245 page 21
  • New Mentoring scheme is launched to support first time women plenary/ keynote and panel speakers at UK ELT events.
  • The C group re-posted one of our blog posts on their web site. You can see it here.

March 2016

  • Tessa Woodward, Founder of The Fair List, UK was invited to speak about the list at the British Council on International Women’s Day. The talk was live streamed to other British Council offices.

April 2016

  • The award ceremony was held for those on The Fair List, UK for ELT events held in the UK in 2015. Those on the list were:

    Single events:
    English UK for their Teachers’ Conference
    English Teaching professional for ‘ETp Live’ conference
    IATEFL for their web conference
    IATEFL for their Manchester conference
    International House for their DOS conference
    Canterbury Christ Church University for their ‘Cutting Edge’ conference
    MATSDA/University of Limerick for their ‘Creating Motivation with L2 Materials’ conference
    University of St Andrews for their EAP conference
    IATEFL Associates for their Associates’ Day at Manchester conference
    IATEFL ESP SIG and BALEAP for their pre-conference event at Manchester
    IATEFL Business English Special Interest Group for their online weekend workshops
    IATEFL Business English/TEA SIG for their pre-conference event at Manchester
    IATEFL Leadership and Management SIG for their pre-conference event at Manchester
    IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group for their pre-conference event at Manchester
    IATEFL Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group for their pre-conference event at Manchester
    IATEFL LMCS SIG for their pre-conference event at Manchester
    IATEFL Pron SIG for their pre-conference event at Manchester
    IATEFL Research SIG for their pre-conference event at Manchester
    IATEFL Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Group for their pre-conference event at Manchester
    IATEFL Materials Writing Special Interest Group for their pre-conference event at Manchester

    Event Series:
    IATEFL for their webinar series
    IATEFL ‘How to…sessions 2013, 2014, and 2015!

May 2016

  • eflmagazine.com carried an article about the IATEFL Birmingham event with photos. Thanks guys!


December 2016

  • The following organisers were awarded The Fair List, UK certificate for events in the year January – December 2016:

    Single events:
    British Council for their Teaching English Success online conference
    English UK for their Teachers’ conference
    IATEFL/TESOL for their first ever joint web conference
    International House for their AMT conference
    MATSDA for their Authenticity SLAL2 and Materials Development conference
    IATEFL for their Birmingham conference
    IATEFL for their Associates Day Birmingham conference
    IATEFL Learning Technologies and Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Groups for their joint pre-conference event at Birmingham conference.
    IATEFL ESP Special Interest Group for their pre-conference event at Birmingham conference.
    IATEFL Teacher Development Special Interest Group for their pre-conference event at Birmingham.
    IATEFL Materials Writing Special Interest Group for their pre-conference event at Birmingham conference
    IATEFL Global Issues Special Interest Group and the C Group for their joint pre-conference event at Birmingham conference
    IATEFL Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group for their pre-conference event at Birmingham conference

    Event Series:
    IATEFL for their webinar series
    IATEFL for their ‘How to…..’ series at Birmingham conference
    British Council for their EnglishAgenda webinar series

    TFL certificate 2016