Architects of Change Events

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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 Architects of Change LIVE Maria Shriver Blake Mycoskie TOMS

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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.”

– Elizabeth Lesser, AOC participant

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

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