CFP: Confluence – Translation in the Capital Area

Download the Confluence call for proposals PDF.

WHEN: Sept. 25-26, 2015
WHERE: Montgomery College, Maryland, Takoma Park campus
WHAT: Confluence: Translation in the Capital Area is a celebration of International Translation Day bringing together translators and others interested in the field of translation. The conference will offer workshops and opportunities for discussion, networking and career development, and celebration, focused on various aspects of translation, including literary, practical and philosophical dimensions. The conference will open Friday evening, September 25, 2015, with a keynote address and a panel on developments in the profession of translation, followed by a reception with opportunities for informal networking. Saturday sessions will feature a variety of workshops relating to translation, throughout the day. Saturday evening, September 26, the DC Area Literary Translators Network will present their annual open mic event in celebration of International Translation Day.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Submissions due June 15, 2015 We are seeking a range of proposals for presentations and workshops covering various issues of interest to the translation community in the DC Area. The organizers plan to group the workshops and presentations according to three tracks:

  •  translation techniques and practices
  •  the business of translation
  •  the art of literary translation


Examples could include specific problem-solving techniques in the translation of poetry or prose; a workshop on translating dialect in literature; strategies for respecting cultural elements in translation; the state of translation as a profession today; trends in translation theory; the politics of translation; community interpreting; or developments in computer-assisted translation tools. Conference organizers also encourage the submission of proposals designed to be relevant to educators or to students interested in pursuing translation studies or training and potential careers in the field of translation. Proposals for workshops, panels, or other presentations should be no longer than one page and should include room setup and technical needs if any.

Please submit proposals to by Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

DC-ALT members and any other proposers of workshops focused on literary translation, please submit proposals to

Late submissions may be considered for next year. For more information, call Mark Miller, 240-567-1538.

About Erica Mena

Erica Mena is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, and book artist. Pronouns: they/them.
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