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. 

Confluence Conference 2019 

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Health Sciences Center (HC)
The conference is free and open to the public. Registration is required

Conference sessions feature a variety of workshops and presentations (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader)  on translation, interpretation, and translation studies. The day's schedule will offer opportunities for informal networking. 

Conference Brochure 2019 (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader) 
Confluence Banner
Conference Itinerary

For session descriptions and locations, see the Saturday Schedule  (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader) . 

8:30 a.m.: Doors open for registration check-in 
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: First morning session
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Second morning session
12:20 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Keynote by Katherine E. Young, "Personal and Political: Ethics in Translation"
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Lunch on your own 
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: First afternoon session 
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.: Second afternoon session 
4:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Wrap-up

Confluence 2019 Saturday Schedule (rooms and times) (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader) 

For disability-related accommodations or more information, contact Mark Miller at 240-567-1538 or

Thanks to all who have presented, attended, or otherwise supported our Confluence translation conference in previous years.

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