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 Event

Starting this 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.

Confluence Open Mic 2019 

Translatable! – the annual Open Mic (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) celebration of International Translation Day at Montgomery College, hosted again this year by DC-Area Literary Translators Network (DC-ALT)

Date: Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
Time: 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m. for mingling, refreshments, & Open Mic sign-up)
Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center (CF) Room 101, 930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Open Mic 2019

All are welcome! Students, faculty, staff, and the public - everyone. Come early & sign up to participate in the Open Mic!

“Translatable” is the kick-off event for Confluence Translation Conference this 2019-2020 academic year. The annual all-day Saturday translation conference for translators, interpreters, and others (featuring translation-themed presentations & workshops) will be held at Montgomery College in April 2020. Confluence is also offering a series of translation-themed events for students throughout the year. 

Stay tuned for details, including the Call for Proposals, coming soon!

For disability-related accommodations or more information, email Lucilene Singleton, or call 240-567-1400.

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

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