Confluence Translation Conference returns to Montgomery College for Academic Year 2018-2019!
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 (1) an annual Open Mic celebration of International Translation Day; (2) a professional conference offering workshops and presentations focusing on interpretation and translation, opportunities for discussion, networking, career development, and celebration; and (3) an exciting series of student-oriented, translation-themed events held on weekdays throughout the academic year.
Friday evening, September 28, 2018, this year’s Confluence began with a hugely successful kickoff event - "Translatable," the annual Open Mic celebrating international Translation Day. Seventy people participated, including more than 30 (students, faculty, staff, and local translators) who read and/or recited. The refreshments were delicious, featuring moon-cakes and Vietnamese spring rolls, various snacks, and a stew prepared by Roman Kostovski. The event was co-hosted by DC-Area Literary Translators Network in the Cafritz Arts Center on the Takoma Park / Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College. Thanks to all of the participants! Photos of the event will be posted [here] as they become available
On April 6, 2019, in the morning and the afternoon, Confluence conference sessions will feature a variety of workshops and presentations on translation, interpretation, and translation studies. The day's schedule will offer opportunities for informal networking.
For disability accommodation, or more information, contact Mark Miller, 240-567-1538.
Stay tuned for more information about the series of student-oriented, translation-themed events we will be hosting on weekdays throughout the academic year on various campuses of Montgomery College.
Please note that our day-long Confluence conference (keynote, workshops, and presentations) this academic year will not be in September (unlike past years) but will instead take place Saturday, April 6, 2019.
Thanks to all who have presented, attended, or otherwise supported our Confluence translation conference in previous years.