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!

ESIC, three day workshop for teachers, related activities, March 1-14

On 1st March 2020 at Valencia, Spain

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Keynote and Talks

On 5th March 2020 at Columbus, Ohio

IKEA Keynote for Talent Focus Week

On 24th March 2020 at Philadelphia, PA

Hunter Industries

On 16th April 2020 at San Marcos, CA

To Accept an Honoris Causa Doctorate from Universidad Francisco Marroquín

On 9th May 2020 at Guatemala City, Guatemala

Opening keynote, Tufts University-Wide Teaching Conference: “Lessons in Learning”

On 19th May 2020 at Boston, Massachusetts

Bryant University

On 21st May 2020 at Smithfield, Rhode Island

Greg Tang’s MATH PLUS Conference

On 15th July 2020 at Kansas City, Missouri

Faculty professional development day, Logan-Magnolia Community School District

On 20th August 2020 at Logan, Iowa

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

University of Szeged, week of Oct 5

On 5th October 2020 at Szeged, Hungary

Keynote ResearchEd, October 23-24

On 23rd October 2020 at Halifax, Nova Scotia

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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!