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!

Harvard, MIT, Dana Alliance Learning & the Brain Online Conference on the “The Science of Teaching in a Pandemic: Improving Student Motivation, Attention, Autonomy, and Agency in an Age of in-School and Online Learning”

On 20th February 2021 at

Keynote, Engaged Learning in Engineering at McGill University (ELINE)

On 6th March 2021 at McGill University, Montreal, Canada

University of Delaware Department of Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series

On 30th April 2021 at (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.


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

On 30th September 2021 at Dresden, Germany

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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!