21 Foundation

We are the catalyst for connecting the unconnected for you personally, professionally, and throughout your organizations. How we share our frameworks and processes range from keynote presentations to fun workshops to in-depth prototyping across cultures.



21 Foundation has been aligning 21st Century future visions with actualizing many different projects for over 10 years. We focus on enabling a positive future for all ages to reach high levels of Creative Collective Intelligence.

Through his innovative experiences, he created “21:21”, a short documentary film in 2012 aligning 21st century learning with 21st century learners, and the role of parents as primary educators. This also him to write in 2015 “21st Century Skills to Nurture a Children’s Future“ which shares with parents tips on choosing schools, programs and during family time what they can choose to engage and nurture children their children through the 21st Century.

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The founder of 21 Foundation is also the co-founder of TEDxTokyo. Ever since its launch in 2008, its goal has been to bring people together to share ideas by setting up events outside of the USA such as TEDxYouth and TEDxTeachers. TEDxTokyo is now hosted within 21 Foundation.

About Patrick

Patrick Newell is a Catalyst, Organization Transformation Vision Navigator, and Learning Future Moderator who connects people, companies and organizations with their potential future. He has created learning models, processes and frameworks to shift the mindset and actions of  people of all ages. Patrick’s focus is to align people/nature with technology to reach the highest level of creative collective intelligence.

Patrick has published a variety of books which can be purchased below

Author: Patrick Newell.

Patrick Newell  recently published his latest book “Strategies for keeping Japan #1” though Kobunsha in November 2019.  Patrick interviewed over 150 people whom are Japanese or have a strong connection with Japan to research how they see Japan in 2030.  Japan is #1 in many areas beyond economics the latest technology and can be a role model for the rest of the world in some areas.

Author: Patrick Newell.

Publisher: Shogakukan (2015)

My knowledge and passion for lifelong learning has motivated me to write this book to share with parents the principles and practices of 21st Century learning, and provide practical advice on how to best support, equip, and enable children for future success. Mindfully, you can navigate your children on a learning journey that equips them for an unknown future.

Author: Patrick Newell

Publisher: Asahi Shimbun Publications (2014)

To inspire readers to find their ideas worth spreading, become part of the TED community, and to be inspired to go further than they imagined.

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