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!

European University Alliance for Global Health, sponsored by the University of Szeged, 3 part workshop on learning, advanced topics in teaching, and teaching well online

On 24th October 2020 at Szeged, Hungary (via webinar)

2020 World Engineering Education Conference and Global Engineering Dean’s Council, 16-19 Nov 2020

On 16th November 2020 at (Online)


Keynote and workshops for Singapore Institute of Management (Dec 3 & 4 US time)

On 3rd December 2020 at Webinar for Singapore

Optimize 2020 | You, the Modern Hero (Dec 7-11)

On 7th December 2020 at Los Angeles (Sheraton LAX)


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!