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!

Teaching Fellows Institute (serving K-12 teachers in Charlotte NC)

On 13th February 2023 at (webinar)


Keynote, the Learning Ideas Conference

On 16th February 2023 at New York City (webinar)

Reedley College

On 4th March 2023 at Reedley, California (in person)

SXSW EDU (March 6-9)

On 6th March 2023 at Austin, TX

The Diocese of Phoenix

On 10th March 2023 at Phoenix, AZ (in person)

Frostburg State University

On 17th March 2023 at (webinar)

Nebraska Wesleyan University

On 22nd March 2023 at Lincoln, Nebraska (in person)

Northern Illinois University Graduate Colloquium

On 27th March 2023 at (Webinar)

Top Hat

On 13th April 2023 at (webinar)

Keynote and plenary speaker for the Faculty Idea Exchange (FIX) Summer 2023 Conference, Columbus State Community College

On 9th June 2023 at Columbus, Ohio (in person)

Tower Hill School

On 29th August 2023 at Wilmington, Delaware (in person)

ResearchEd, Nov 3-4

On 3rd November 2023 at Delta, Colorado (in person)

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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!