In late August a gathering of the most innovative, artistic, and revolutionary thinkers took place in Arusha, Tanzania in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. This was the the TEDGlobal conference and it returned to Arusha 10 years after the first TEDGlobal was held in Africa. I had the privilege of working with speakers throughout the rehearsal process and then managing the stage for the event.
Powerful talks from the event are already being posted on TED.com. These include the emotional and beautiful speaking of OluTimehin Adegbeye who give new face to the impoverished and Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò who rings an alarm about a knowledge crises in Africa.