Patrick is the Co-founder of Tokyo International School (serves 300 students from 50 nationalities), which is often referred to as a 21st Century Model School. He also recently completed a documentary filmed in 10 countries based on aligning 21st Century Learning with 21st Century Learners called 21:21 as part of the 21 Foundation he founded in 2010.
Patrick is also the Co-founder of TEDxTokyo (premier Japanese & global community that shares ideas to change the world), Living Dreams (an NPO that empowers and enriches the lives of over 3,000 orphans in Japan), and IMPACT Japan (an Innovators Movement with channels Passion, Action & Collaboration for Tomorrow).
He spends a growing portion of his time speaking and as a creative consultant collaboratively creating new ideas and emerging ways of sharing these ideas with governments, organizations and schools.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)