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Confluence

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 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.

Upcoming Events

Confluence Conference 2023

Translation Conference in the Capital Area

Roots and Routes:
Possibilities in the Art and Science of Translation

Confluence Conference Flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
Call for Proposals (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
Saturday, March 25, 2023
9:30 a.m.– 4 p.m. at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Confluence brings together translators, interpreters, students and educators, and others interested in the field of translation, including its literary, practical, and philosophical dimensions. The conference offers interpretation and translation-focused presentations, and opportunities for discussion, networking, career development, and celebration.

The 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, March 25, 2023, 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.


Past 2022 Events

View all prior year past events.


International Translation Day Fair (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

Friday, September 30, 2022

Translation Conference in the Capital Area (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

Saturday, April 9, 2022

MC Confluence Virtual Open Mic 2022 (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

Friday, April 8, 2022

MC Confluence Translation Student Event (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

Wednesday, March 30, 2022