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 World Languages and Philosophy Department, Rockville 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.
Translation Conference in the Capital Area
April 9, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Confluence brings together translators, interpreters, educators, and others interested in the field of translation, including its literary, practical, and philosophical dimensions.
The virtual conference offers interpretation and translation-focused workshops and presentations, and opportunities for discussion, networking, career development, and celebration. Confluence conference will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022, morning and afternoon: 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 more information contact: Ifang Navintranonth
MC Confluence Virtual Open Mic 2022
Friday, April 8, 7–8:30 p.m.
The Montgomery College Humanities Area in collaboration with the DC-Area Literary
Translators Network (DC-ALT) is proud to present the annual Open Mic ! "Translatable"
It is the kick-off event for the MC Confluence Translation Conference.
If you are interested in reading a poem (in English translation and possibly the original language) please send your full name, email address, telephone number, the language you are translating from, and the title of the text you will read. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact: email@example.com
MC Confluence Translation Student Event
Wednesday, March 30, 11:00 a.m.–noon
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Montgomery College Humanities Area invites you to Translation as a Profession. Come and learn in-depth information related to the translation and interpretation professional field. This event is open to MC Students, Staff, and Faculty.
Farah Arjang Vezvaee, President of the National Capital Area Translators Association (NCATA)
Jennifer Case, Programming chair of NCATA
Sijin Xian, English – Chinese Translator, Owner of Translaxian LLC
For more information contact: Chelsea.Yeatman@montgomerycollege.edu, 240-567-5393