Barb offers a variety of keynotes and active workshops around the world, for higher education, business, and K–12 schools. Events range from 12–2,000 attendees, from a one-hour to a three-day workshop. She also consults with corporations worldwide to help them move into the vibrant world of modern learning based on solid scientific research. Virtual webinars are also available.

Take a look to see where she’ll next be lighting up the stage!

National Aerospace University -‘Kharkiv Aviation Institute’​ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm US Eastern Time

On 29th April 2021 at Kharkiv, Ukraine (via web)

University of Delaware Department of Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series

On 30th April 2021 at (Webinar)

Keynote, Professional Advisers Council (PAC) Retreat, Oakland University

On 14th May 2021 at Rochester, Michigan (webinar)

Entrepreneurial Business Book Club June 17 1:30-3:00 pm Eastern US

On 17th June 2021 at

With Olav Schewe discussing Learn Like a Pro.


ASEE Master Class on Effective Teaching Monday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern, June 21 through Wed, June 23

On 21st June 2021 at Webinar

Beta.gouv (specializing in digital solutions for public policies (4:00 – 5:00 pm in France) in France)

On 23rd June 2021 at

American Society of Engineering Education: 90 minute plenary “Rethinking Active Learning” July 26-29

On 26th July 2021 at Long Beach, CA

Keynote speaker, Jefferson Community and Technical College’s annual Faculty Professional Development Day

On 6th August 2021 at webinar

City of Glasgow College, Learning and Teaching Conference 2021

On 14th September 2021 at Glasgow, Scotland (via web)

Keynote, Western Michigan University

On 16th September 2021 at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Education: The Neuro Frontier Summit, international online event, 20 September – 1 October 2021

On 20th September 2021 at


Federal Congress for Protestant Schools September 30 and October 1, 2021

On 30th September 2021 at Dresden, Germany

On Course Conference

On 8th October 2021 at

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Dr. Oakley has given the opening keynote for the Harvard-MIT-Dana Alliance "Learning and the Brain" conference, and spoken at venues as varied as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, UCLA, the University of Tokyo, the University of Sao Paulo, Novartis, the Air Force Academy, Google Headquarters in Silicon Valley, Baidu Headquarters in Beijing, the Financial Times in London and Hitchwood Capital Management LP in Manhattan. She has appeared on shows ranging from Ira Flatow’s NPR Science Friday to Bloomberg News. Her op-eds have appeared in such publications as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

If you're interested in having Barb headline an event at your institution or for your organization, or for consulting to move your corporation into cutting-edge approaches to becoming a learning organization, please reach out through the following contact:


Past events

Take a look here to get a sense of where Barb's been!