Architects of Change Live

I’ve always believed that when we come together in community to listen to thoughtful conversations, to listen to one another’s stories, to share our insights, our struggles, our journeys… the result is that minds open, hearts move, and change happens.

As California’s First Lady, I convened the largest women’s conference in the country, gathering some of the world’s most important and inspiring leaders from all walks of life whom I described as Architects of Change. When I began, many of those people joined our rapidly growing online community, but soon told me they wanted more. They were seeking a place to gather, to convene, to grow and be part of a community that met in person. So we started Architects of Change LIVE —a gathering for and about people brave enough to challenge what is, imagine what can be, and move humanity forward.

These conversations with the world’s most insightful minds and inspiring hearts are intimate, informative and inspirational.

They are about moving us forward.

They are about igniting lives: yours, mine and ours. 

A portion of the proceeds from the tickets sold to Architects of Change LIVE events goes to The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement.

I hope you’ll join us.





Architects of Change LIVE Maria Shriver Blake Mycoskie TOMS

“Maria’s interviews aren’t like anyone else’s. She’s a brilliant thinker and truth-seeker in her own right, and no one can use an interview to illuminate a topic the way she does.  She cuts right to the core of every subject and asks the perfect questions to bring forward information that’s useful, powerful, and important.  She is simply the best. ”

~ Martha Beck

“I used to only buy tickets to AOC Live events for speakers that I was the target audience for. Now, I totally trust that no matter who Maria is speaking with, I will take away a truly powerful message and leave inspired. This is the best-curated conversation series I have attended.” – Shelley, AOC Live attendee

“I have found a true community at AOC Live events. I look forward to the intimate receptions, networking and, of course, the amazing conversation. I am a member of the AOC Tribe and never miss one.” – Julie, AOC Live attendee

“The minute you walk in you feel a sense of calmness. Add to that a vibrant group of open-minded people, exploring topics that really matter, all under the expert guidance of the brilliant Maria Shriver, and what you have is exactly what people used to have—a kind of modern-day church without the trappings of dogma; a place to explore, to connect, to rest, to grow.” – Elizabeth, AOC Live attendee

Watch video of previous Architects of Change LIVE conversations here.

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Previous Architects of Change LIVE conversations include:

Mark Shriver, Author Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis

Bishop T.D. Jakes, Pastor & Author

Bobby Shriver and Jake Wood, CEO of Team Rubicon

Deepak Chopra and Kimberly Snyder, authors of Radical Beauty

Alli Webb, Founder of Drybar

Elizabeth Lesser, Author

Glennon Doyle-Melton, Author

Martha Beck, Life Coach

Dr. Roberta Brinton, Neuroscientist, Alzheimer’s Researcher

Cindy Crawford, Model & Businesswoman

Terry Crews, Actor, Former NFL Player

DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good, President & CEO of Franklin Entertainment, Award-Winning Actress, Authors of The Wait

Lisa Genova, Author of Still Alice

Elizabeth Holmes, Founder & CEO of Theranos

Patrick Kennedy, Former Congressman from Rhode Island, Mental Health and Addiction Advocate

Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS

Shonda Rhimes, Television Producer & Writer (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal)

Russell Simmons, Chairman & CEO of Rush Communications, Co-Founder of Def Jam Recordings

Anne Marie-Slaughter, President & CEO of New America, Author of Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family

Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen, Actors, Founders of Hilarity for Charity

Ann Romney, Global Ambassador, Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, Former First Lady of Massachusetts

Judah and Chelsea Smith, Lead Pastors of The City Church