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!

Association for Research in Otolaryngology 45th Annual MidWinter Meeting 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Pacific Time

On 5th February 2022 at webinar (live event in San Francisco)


Learning & the Brain Conference–The Science of Schooling: Combining Brain Science and COVID Lessons Learned to Rethinking Teaching and Learning, Feb 18-20

On 18th February 2022 at San Francisco


UC Berkeley, 12-2pm

On 22nd February 2022 at Wells Fargo Room (on campus)


On 8th March 2022 at

Keynote, Georgia Tech “Celebrating Teaching Day”

On 15th March 2022 at Atlanta (webinar)



On 7th April 2022 at


Canadian Accredited Independent Schools National Leaders Conference

On 11th April 2022 at


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)

Peer-Led Team Learning International Society Conference June 2, 2022

On 2nd June 2022 at


Thinking Matters, Egypt – Developing Metacognition

On 17th June 2022 at webinar, Egypt

LWMOOCS 2022, September 28-30

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

Keynote speaker for LearnTech Conference

On 30th November 2022 at Perth, Australia, in-person event


South Plains College (webinars) Sep 23 and Sep 30

On 23rd September 2023 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!