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!

Peer-Led Team Learning International Society Conference June 2, 2022

On 2nd June 2022 at


Shamir Optics

On 9th June 2022 at Webinar

Thinking Matters, Egypt – Developing Metacognition

On 17th June 2022 at webinar, Egypt

Middle College National Consortium

On 25th June 2022 at Jersey City, NJ

32BJ Training Fund

On 10th September 2022 at


On 24th September 2022 at Dublin, Ireland


LWMOOCS 2022, September 28-30

On 28th September 2022 at Antigua, Guatemala

Mannkal 25th Anniversary event

On 26th November 2022 at Perth, Australia (in person

Keynote speaker for LearnTech Conference

On 30th November 2022 at Perth, Australia, in-person event


Engineering Institute of Technology Keynote

On 30th November 2022 at Perth, Australia (in-person)

South Plains College (webinars) Sep 23 and Sep 30

On 23rd September 2023 at

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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!