x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
May 15, 2010
7:00am - 7:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Austin, TX
United States

Islay is the name of a 1986 novel by Douglas Bullard, who envisioned a place where the deaf community could call our own. We picked the name because TED requires us to name our event after a place, and if there’s a place for the deaf community, it’s Islay. On 05.15.10 in Austin, we debuted with an inaugural event that united 100 progressive, positive, and passionate thinkers and doers for a day that inspired and enthralled.

University of Texas
2100 San Jacinto Boulevard
Austin, TX, 78712-1047
United States
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Organizing team


Studio City, CA, United States
  • Mark Gobble
  • Wayne Betts
    Projection and Camera Producer
  • Carrie Lou Garberoglio
    Austin Coordinator
  • Michael Wynne
    Tech Coordinator
  • Kamau Buchanan
  • Trevor Williams
  • Elizabeth Vita
  • Kent Kennedy
    Committee Member
  • Ann Horn
    Committee Member
  • Ann Meredith
    Committee Member
  • Erin Moran
    Committee Member
  • Oscar Ocuto
    Committee Member