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 how to learn for engineering professionals Keynote for EIT

On 8th December 2021 at webinar

Beijing Academy

On 18th December 2021 at Webinar for Beijing, 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm US Mountain time, 8:30 am to 9:00 am December 19 Beijing Time

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)


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)

Keynote speaker for LearnTech Conference 5:45pm US Mountain Time, March 23, 2022 – 1 hour presentation plus additional 20 mins Q&A

On 23rd March 2022 at webinar

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


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!