Patrick Newell

Founder, 21 Foundation
Program Director, SingularityU Japan
Co-founder Tokyo International School & TEDxTokyo
Faculty Graduate School of Leadership and Innovation at Shizenkan University

Patrick is Catalyst, Activist and Learning Future Moderator who connects the possibilities of people, companies and organizations with their potential future. He collaborates to create environments, learning models, processes, and frameworks for a wide range of people from infants to senior executives of companies.
Patrick is the co-founder of Tokyo International School established in 1995, a 21st Century model school which serves 350 students from over 45 countries.
He was also member or New England Association of Schools & Colleges Accreditation Think Tank reviewing and revising the accreditation model for 1,800 schools around the world. 
He also founded Living Dreams, an NPO established in 2006 that enriches the lives of orphans from children’s homes in Japan.
Patrick also co-founded of TEDxTokyo (2008) which is the first TEDx, TEDxYouth & TEDxTeachers events outside of USA which focuses on bringing thinkers, doers and innovators from Japan and beyond to share ideas.
Patrick also the founder 21 Foundation, an organization which focuses on the future of learning for all ages to reach high levels of Creative Collective Intelligence.
In 2017, He and his team hosted Singularity University Japan Summit which is the first Summit event held in Japan. Also, together with Singularity University, 21 Foundation piloted a membership program to shift the mindset of 10 major Japanese companies in different industries through utilizing exponential technology.

In 2018, Patrick began teaching Science, Innovation & Technology and Communications at Graduate School of Leadership and Innovation at Shizenkan University
He is scheduled to publish his next book “Strategies for keeping Japan #1” though Kobunsha in October 2019. Patrick has interviewed over 150 people whom are Japanese or have a strong connection with Japan to research how they see Japan in 2030.