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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.

Upcoming Events

MC Confluence Translation Student Event

Thursday, April 15, 2021
1 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Montgomery College Humanities Area invites you to Translation as a Profession (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) . Come and learn in-depth information related to the translation and interpretation professional field. This event is open to MC Students, Staff, and Faculty.

Translation as a profession presentation

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

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For further information or for disability accommodation, contact: Lucilene Singleton, 240-567-1400.