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!

Reliance College

On 7th June 2023 at Charlotte, NC

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)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

On 21st June 2023 at (webinar)

The Preuss School, UC San Diego

On 2nd August 2023 at San Diego, CA

Mathematics Teaching Seminar – University of Waterloo

On 16th August 2023 at Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Tower Hill School

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

Northwest Mathematics Conference (Oct 13)

On 13th October 2023 at Portland, Oregon

ResearchEd Chile Conference Keynote

On 21st October 2023 at Santiago, Chile

Nanyang Technological University

On 7th November 2023 at Singapore

“The Science of Learning” keynote for the “Learning & the Brain Conference” (Nov 17-19)

On 17th November 2023 at Boston, MA

“INTERLEAVING-the Path to Reconciling the Math and Language Wars,” the “Learning & the Brain Conference” (Nov 17-19)

On 17th November 2023 at Boston, MA

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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!