Welcome to Architects of Change – a Conversation Series With a Purpose.
Thank you for joining our community. We believe that we all have the power to be Architects of Change in our own lives, in our own homes and our own communities. Together we can challenge what is, imagine what can be and move humanity forward towards a more caring, conscious and compassionate society.
We call that place the Open Field. You can call it whatever works for you … but let’s build it together.
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What Our Community Has to Say:
“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, AOC participant
“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 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 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.”
Catch up on previous Architects of Change conversations. Watch videos from our past events here.
Previous Architects of Change event conversations include:
Jamie Lee Curtis, Actress and Children’s Book Author
Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Actress and Alzheimer’s Advocate
Women’s Brains and Bodies: The Conversation We Should Be Having: with Gwyneth Paltrow, Academy Award-Winning Actress and founder of goop, and neuroscientist Dr. Roberta Brinton.
Slow Living: A Conversation with Nicole Daedone, Founder of the One Taste Movement, Erin Loechner, Author of Chasing Slow and Chef Ernest Miller of Rancho La Merced Provisions.
Beth Kobliner, Author
Krista Tippett, Host of NPR’s On Being
Andy Puddicombe, CEO of Headspace
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
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