TEDAfrica is possible and practical
There was a huge euphoria after TEDGlobal in Arusha, Tanzania in 2007. A team got together and started to plan a full-on TEDAfrica conference in Cape Town for 2009. Something went wrong and the whole conference collapsed. Fellows from the original conference all over Africa and the rest of the world were disappointed because we could feel Africa's Next Chapter coming.
My idea is simply that from the 100 Fellows no leadership is elected, and instead a project manager is appointed by TED organisation, and an private online forum is set-up to develop the detail project plan and execute it to ensure TEDAfrica takes place by 2015.