About Etna Project

The ETNA PROJECT fosters introspection, dialogue, and respect.

Positive stimulation for open, hungry minds.

The Etna Project has grown into a community of interpreters who engage in reflective practice. We gather several times throughout the year for a long weekend of dialogue, sharing, and learning. We share a common vocabulary based on the Integrated Model of Interpreting (IMI) when discussing various aspects of the interpreting process. We make it a practice to employ Process Mediation (PM) when discussing decisions that take place in our minds after reception of the source language and before the production of the target language. As individual practitioners, we are then able to deepen and refine our understanding of our own interpreting processes.

This opportunity is open to anyone who has satisfied the prerequisite of attending the Foundations of Interpreting Processes Seminars I and II. We hope you'll consider learning with us in this environment.

Etna Project MD 2010

Gathering interpreters from both the NH and MD Etna Projects.

2014 Etna Project NH

These happy-faced Etna Alumni pose for a group photo.

Etna Project NH 2012

Photo op for alumni at Pierce's Inn in Etna, NH.

Etna Project MD 2015

This intimate group gathers for their photo on their last evening together.

Etna Project NH 2006-2007

Aren't group photos fun!

Etna Project MD 2011

This close-knit group know a feast follows this group photo session!

Etna Project NH 2018

The final chapter of meeting for Etna in Etna, NH.

Etna Project NH 2002_03

The very first Etna gathering!

Visit the Etna Project Social Network

You've heard of the Etna Project? Maybe you're unsure what this retreat series is about, who it is for, and whether or not it is right for you?

Talk with Etna Project participants about their experience. Visit the Etna Project Social Network. Etna Project Alumni are available to interact with you in this social media community of practice. If you have questions about the series, want to pursue some dialogue about what you're learning at Foundations of Interpreting seminars, or want to share your experience with others, please join us.

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Deaf Foundations: Ally Donations

The Deaf Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series is offered for Deaf Interpreters. This specialized series is for Deaf Interpreters only.

Donations from the larger interpreting community and elsewhere help to defray the cost of providing these seminars to our Deaf Interpreter colleagues.

Click here to contribute.

Filming Foundations

Contribute to the creation of a videotext, where the concepts and approaches of IMI will be discussed further, at GoFundMe


Foundations of Interpreting

The Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series provides insights into The Integrated Model of Interpreting and the processes we engage in while interpreting. More information on the series as well as a schedule of current seminars being offered: click here.

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