About Us

Company Overview

"The brash Learning Annex puts a fresh face on adult education."
- Time Magazine


Since 1980, The Learning Annex has been the premier producer of seminars, lectures, classes, and workshops throughout North America. We provide our students with the tools to change careers, make more money, improve relationships and empower their lives.


Online since 1998, hundreds of video and audio classes in 25 popular channels, are available streaming live and on demand. Partnerships include an education and spirituality channel on Ustream powered exclusively by The Learning Annex.


Our new online platform, Learning Annex Local is a community marketplace to enable instructors anywhere in the world to connect with students in their area.


Learning Annex courses range in diversity from powerful lectures by Donald Trump, Al Gore, Russell Simmons, Jerry Lewis, Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Jessica Parker, Magic Johnson, Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Barbara Bush, P. Diddy, Peter Guber, Wendy Williams and “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro to our “How To” seminars ranging from writing a business plan, designing an app, and succeeding in the music business to social activities like our whitewater Rafting trip and wine tastings.


Over our 30-year history, The Learning Annex has become a pop culture fixture.  We have been featured in hit shows such as Sex and The City, Six Feet Under, The Simpsons, Will and Grace, Dharma and Greg, The Colbert Report, NipTuck, Two and a Half Men and No Ordinary Family, to name a few. Mad TV, Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno have incorporated The Learning Annex into their parodies. Additionally, major publications from Time Magazine to The New York Times to Inc. Magazine have spotlighted the popularity of The Learning Annex.

In 2004, The Learning Annex launched the wildly successful “Real Estate Wealth Expo” tour throughout 23 cities. Over half a million students learned from experts like Donald Trump, Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, George Foreman, Jim Cramer, Rudy Giuliani, Al Gore, and hundreds of others.


In 2009, The Learning Annex launched another educational tour: MoneyFest – The How To Make Money Expo. Featuring CNBC financial expert Suze Orman and 60 other business and wealth experts, MoneyFest teaches everyone from small business owners to stay-at-home moms new ways to make money in challenging economic times.


As the industry leader for three decades, The Learning Annex is committed to impacting and improving the quality of people’s lives through powerful, practical, and insightful live and online classes, workshops, seminars, and expos. We hope to see you in class!


To e-mail our President and Founder, Bill Zanker, click here