Speaking

Barb is a popular speaker all around the world.  Here is feedback about some of her previous engagements.

“When we were launching our learning initiatives at Hitchwood, we knew we wanted a way to engage the interest and effort of our team members at many levels — scientific, conceptual and personal.  Barbara’s broad life experiences, well researched and produced material, excellent teaching methodologies, and humble, authentic style were just what we were looking for.    Her “Learning How to Learn” presentation provided a great springboard for a firm-wide dialogue inspiring and supporting our team’s collective and individual commitment to mastery learning and harnessing creativity through deliberate effort and practice.”  – Hitchwood Capital Management LP, Manhattan, New York

“Faculty members on my campus marveled that Barbara Oakley’s teaching tips were based on scientific facts! The session evaluations were overwhelmingly positive and described actions that faculty planned to implement right away. I received several enthusiastic thank yous, in person and via email, for bringing Barbara to our campus.”  Carla Vecchiola, Director, Hub for Teaching & Learning Resources, University of Michigan-Dearborn

“When I attended Barbara Oakley’s lecture at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security I had no idea I was about to hear what turned out to be the best presentation I’d heard in my over 25 years in the profession. Her insights into how the brain learns were truly life changing for me, and to this day influence me in how I understand myself, my colleagues and my young children.” – James Marsh, The Center for Homeland Defense and Security

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

1 Hour Keynote, Alma University, (Open to the Public)

On 25th September 2019 at Almaty, Kazakhstan

6 hour workshop for instructors/teachers, Alma University

On 26th September 2019 at Almaty, Kazakhstan

American Corner, presentation on Learning How to Learn

On 28th September 2019 at Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Astana International Financial Centre

On 29th September 2019 at Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Keynote, EdCrunch, October 1-2

On 1st October 2019 at Moscow, Russia

Speaking for ESIC Business School in Valencia, Barcelona, and Madrid, October 6-19

On 6th October 2019 at

Oct 20-Nov 17 Talks for IE Business School, Spain

On 20th October 2019 at Madrid and various locations, Spain

Opening keynote and workshop for the grand opening of Osvitoria Hub, November 12-17

On 12th November 2019 at Kyiv, Ukraine

Touro College

On 20th November 2019 at New York, New York

Kickoff keynote for the Science of Learning Conference, co-sponsored by Harvard, MIT, and the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, November 22-24

On 22nd November 2019 at Boston, Massachusetts

Kelvin Grove State College

On 23rd January 2020 at Brisbane, Australia

Sydney Grammar School

On 4th February 2020 at Sydney, Australia

East Asia Cambridge School Conference, April 18-19, 2020

On 18th April 2020 at Wuxi, China

Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

On 22nd April 2020 at Pohang, Korea

Western Michigan University

On 17th September 2020 at Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Keynote on learning All-German Congress for Protestant Schools

On 24th September 2020 at Dresden, Germany

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Dr. Oakley has given invited talks and keynotes at venues as varied as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, UCLA, the University of Tokyo, the University of Sao Paulo, 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.

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Past events

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

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