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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.

Save The Date Flyer

Upcoming Events

MC Confluence Virtual Translation Conference
Translation in the Capital Area
April 10, 2021, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

A registration link will be available soon. Please check back and let us know if you have any questions, and save the date for the Confluence Virtual Translation Conference (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) .

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 (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) ! "Translatable" It is the kick-off event for the MC Confluence Translation Conference.

Open Mic 2021 event
Locations & Dates:

To join meeting click here: Meeting ID: 951 2330 1448
Passcode: 192762

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 (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

Locations & Dates:

Please register at :
Thursday, April 15, 2021
1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

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