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!

Course Hero Annual Summit

On 30th July 2021 at Online

Keynote speaker, Jefferson Community and Technical College’s annual Faculty Professional Development Day

On 6th August 2021 at webinar

Keynote for Future of Learning an inaugural learning festival organised by the National Library Board of Singapore

On 13th August 2021 at Webinar

Chicago Public Schools

On 19th August 2021 at PD Webinar

Cauca University, Colombia, keynote & workshop

On 10th September 2021 at webinar

City of Glasgow College, Learning and Teaching Conference 2021

On 14th September 2021 at Glasgow, Scotland (via web)

Keynote, Western Michigan University

On 16th September 2021 at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Education: The Neuro Frontier Summit, international online event, 20 September – 1 October 2021

On 20th September 2021 at


Rasmussen University

On 23rd September 2021 at Online

Federal Congress for Protestant Schools September 30 and October 1, 2021

On 30th September 2021 at Dresden, Germany

University of Zielona Góra

On 4th October 2021 at Zielona Góra, Poland

On Course Conference

On 8th October 2021 at

eTEACH conference; Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

On 8th October 2021 at Weimar, Germany

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)

YPO St. Louis

On 13th April 2022 at St. Louis, Missouri

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!