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!

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

On 30th September 2021 at Dresden, Germany

University of Zielona Góra

On 4th October 2021 at Zielona Góra, Poland

On Course Conference

On 8th October 2021 at

eTEACH conference; Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

On 8th October 2021 at Weimar, Germany

Learning Specialists Association of Canada: Going Deeper into How Neuroscience Is Changing What We Know about Learning (1:00 pm Eastern)

On 28th October 2021 at (webinar)

ASEE Master Class on Teaching January 11, 12, and 13 (12 – 4 PM, ET all days)

On 11th January 2022 at webinar

YPO St. Louis

On 13th April 2022 at St. Louis, Missouri

ASEE Master Class on Teaching May 17, 18, and 19 (12 – 4 PM, ET all days)

On 17th May 2022 at (webinar)

LWMOOCS 2022, September 28-30

On 28th September 2022 at Antigua, Guatemala (face-to-face)

Book Barb to speak

Book Barb to speak

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!