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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.

Since fall 2019, the Confluence Translation Conference and Open Mic event is 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 the National Capital Area Translators Association (NCATA) 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

Wednesday, April 12, 2023:
MC Confluence Translation Student Event (Event Flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

Learn in-depth information related to the translation professional field. Also hear from MC students who will share their experiences on how they have navigated across languages while pursuing their academic goals.

Register in advance for this meeting:

2023 Events

Saturday, March 25, 2023: Translation Conference in the Capital Area (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)
View all prior years past events.