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!

Learning Specialists Association of Canada: Going Deeper into How Neuroscience Is Changing What We Know about Learning (1:00 pm Eastern)

On 28th October 2021 at (webinar)

Delta College, Michigan

On 28th October 2021 at webinar

Learning how to learn for engineering professionals Keynote for EIT

On 8th December 2021 at webinar

ASEE Master Class on Teaching January 11, 12, and 13 (12 – 4 PM, ET all days)

On 11th January 2022 at webinar

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)


Keynote speaker for LearnTech Conference 5:45pm US Mountain Time, 15th February, 2022 – 1 hour presentation plus additional 20 mins Q&A

On 14th February 2022 at webinar

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)

LWMOOCS 2022, September 28-30

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

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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!