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Translation in the Capital Area

Confluence 2019

What is Confluence? 

Confluence is a celebration of translation and interpretation that brings together translators, interpreters, educators, students, and others interested in the field of translation, including its literary, practical, and philosophical dimensions. 

Confluence features an annual professional conference offering workshops and presentations focusing on interpretation and translation, opportunities for discussion, networking, career development, and celebration. Additional student-oriented, translation-themed events are held throughout the year, including an annual Open Mic celebration of International Translation Day.

Starting fall 2019, the Confluence Translation Conference and Open Mic event will be coordinated by the Humanities area under the leadership of Dr. Sharon Fechter, Dean of Humanities, and the conference director, Prof. Ivonne Bruneau-Botello, Chair of the Humanities Department at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. MC community members will collaborate with DC Area Literary Translators (DC-ALT) to offer the annual conference and other events to MC students and faculty. Other academic institutions and community members who believe in the importance of translation and interpretation for a global community are welcome to attend.

Past Events


MC Confluence Virtual Translation Conference
Translation in the Capital Area
“Love for Words in the Time of COVID.” Come learn about how the translation community has been coping and thriving during the pandemic and using the word love as a source of inspiration, hope and guidance. 
April 10, 2021, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
For further information, contact: Lucilene Singleton, 240-567-1400.


MC Confluence Open Mic 2021
The Montgomery College Humanities Area in collaboration with the DC-Area Literary Translators Network (DC-ALT) 
is proud to present the annual Open Mic ! "Translatable" It is the kick-off event for the MC Confluence Translation Conference.
Friday, April 9, 2021, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


MC Confluence Translation Student Event
Montgomery College Humanities Area invites you to Translation as a Profession. Come and learn in-depth information related to the translation and interpretation professional field. This event is open to MC Students, Staff, and Faculty.

Farah Arjang Vezvaee, President of the National Capital Area Translators Association (NCATA)
Dr. Saundra Maley, English Adjunct Professor at English and Reading Department at MC
Indran Amirthanayagam, Editor, The Beltway Poetry Quarterly
Locations & Dates:
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
For further information, contact: Lucilene Singleton, 240-567-1400.