A TEDx event focused on deaf issues takes place this Saturday at Cal State Northridge. For more information, click here. The TEDx events are associated with, but not organized by the famous yearly gatherings in California where TED stands for Technology Entertainment and Design. This TEDx event is called Islay, which is the name of a 1986 novel by Douglas Bullard, who envisioned a place where the deaf community could call its 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.