About Etna Project

The current Etna Project series is once again at Blue Mountain Retreat Center in Western Maryland.

 

In-person Etna Project 2024

Registration Closed

April through December, 2024

First session - 4/18/24 - 4/21/24
Second session - 6/13/24 - 6/16/24
Third session - 9/12/24 - 9/15/24
Fourth session - 12/5/24 - 12/8/24

The next Etna Project series will again be at Blue Mountain Retreat Center in Western Maryland.

 

In-person Etna Project 2025

Registration (available Fall 2024)

Save the Dates:

April through November, 2025

First session - 4/3/25 - 4/6/25
Second session - 6/5/25 - 6/8/25
Third session - 9/25/25 - 9/28/25
Fourth session - 11/20/25 - 11/23/25

Etna Project MD 2024

Greetings Colleagues and Friends -

After a break during pandemic, the Etna Project met again in person in 2022. This presented the first time that Etna Project invited Deaf Interpreters to join us in an ASL environment. That was the case again in 2023 and will also apply to the next Etna Project in 2024.

As any of you who have participated in an Etna series knows, there are many ways to describe what Etna is. It is certainly an experience built on Foundations Framework A & B (formerly Foundations I and II) and the Integrated Model of Interpreting. The pedagogy, based on a learner-centric approach rooted in the work of Lev Vygotsky, allows for learning at all levels of professional experience. Participants work with text analyses and discuss topical issues in our field and in the Deaf world. Structured dialogues---Process Mediation---provide real-time practice in reflection and discovery. The content is rich and varied, flexibly created to engage and flex our cognitive processes.  

Vitally important is the retreat context: the four-day immersion experience over four long weekends that allows for down time, social time, sharing meals and chores. Long walks, raucous game sessions, and late-night conversations are all opportunities where connections are made while the learning continues and deepens. There is no way to have an equivalent experience through Zoom.  

For the safety of all participants, we do require proof of vaccination to attend this in-person retreat while Covid continues to impact the lives of so many. 

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 2016

Hovering at the fireplace, even when it isn't blazing!

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!

Etna Project MD 2019-2020

BMC loves creating photo-ops for Etna Alumni.

Etna Project NH 2004-2005

We are Etna Alumni.

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 Framework A and B Seminars. We hope you'll consider learning with us in this environment.

Who are Etna Project Alumni?

Since 2002, the Etna Project has generated an alumni of reflective practitioners eager to be engaged in their own learning and that of others. We gather several times throughout the year for a long weekend of dialogue, sharing, and learning through structured activity. In this retreat format, meeting for substantial amounts of time over the course of several months in a shared space, we learn on our own and together.

We share a common vocabulary based on the Integrated Model of Interpreting (IMI) as we explore 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. There is ample time to socialize, play, exercise, and engage in dialogue about work and what you’re learning in this format. The retreat series offers an opportunity to reflect on our learning over the course of several months, to engage with a community of like-minded colleagues in a shared learning environment.

Alumni of the Etna Project

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C. A. McQuaid
C. A. McQuaid
Michelle Monahan
Michelle Monahan
M J Grant
M J Grant
Darcy Smith
Darcy Smith
Paola Morales
Paola Morales
Mary Ann Morehouse
Mary Ann Morehouse
Robb Remigio
Robb Remigio
Denise Safranec
Denise Safranec
Laurie Bolster
Laurie Bolster
Kelly Decker
Kelly Decker
Sirena Lemieux
Sirena Lemieux
Kathy Goodson
Kathy Goodson
Kate Eifler
Kate Eifler
Carolyn Lomeo Kropp
Carolyn Lomeo Kropp
Kari Bahl
Kari Bahl
Karen Kane-Levy
Karen Kane-Levy
Judy Kegl
Judy Kegl
Nancy Bender
Nancy Bender
Stephanie Young-Merchant
Stephanie Young-Merchant
Nathan Fowler
Nathan Fowler
Cara Schwartz
Cara Schwartz
Patty Moers-Patterson
Patty Moers-Patterson
Kristi Love-Cooper
Kristi Love-Cooper
Trudy Gilbert
Trudy Gilbert
Jack Hoza
Jack Hoza
Heather Anderson
Heather Anderson
Elle Langevin
Elle Langevin
Aaron Malgeri
Aaron Malgeri
Tim Kinsella
Tim Kinsella
Lori Tully
Lori Tully
Ingrid Nevar
Ingrid Nevar
Todd Tourville
Todd Tourville
Jillian Schleicher
Jillian Schleicher
Joanne Weiss
Joanne Weiss
Nick Dionne
Nick Dionne
Susan Wells
Susan Wells
Tim Mumm
Tim Mumm
Michael Labadie-Mendes
Michael Labadie-Mendes
Mary Jo Schwie Loughran
Mary Jo Schwie Loughran
Anna Perna
Anna Perna
Brenda Dencer
Brenda Dencer
Ann Swope
Ann Swope
Deb Martinez
Deb Martinez
Janice Wightman
Janice Wightman
Joan Wattman
Joan Wattman
Betty Colonomos
Betty Colonomos
Jane Hecker-Cain
Jane Hecker-Cain
Lisa Weems
Lisa Weems
Rebekka Halseth
Rebekka Halseth
Rebecca Phillips
Rebecca Phillips
Elaine Benson
Elaine Benson
Sarah Giordano
Sarah Giordano
Sallie Bruno
Sallie Bruno
Jennifer Stephenson
Jennifer Stephenson
Diana Markel
Diana Markel
Denise Martinez
Denise Martinez
Alice Harrigan
Alice Harrigan
Leslie Puzio
Leslie Puzio
Evonne Bilotta-Burke
Evonne Bilotta-Burke
Jennifer Wagner
Jennifer Wagner
Pamela Collins
Pamela Collins
Jen Kaika
Jen Kaika
Tina Cannon
Tina Cannon
Lori Civello
Lori Civello
Erin Harrison
Erin Harrison
Peter Filipowicz
Peter Filipowicz
Anne Braun
Anne Braun
Caity Cross Hansen
Caity Cross Hansen
Carol Fay
Carol Fay
Cass Kroener
Cass Kroener
Cheryl Ringel
Cheryl Ringel
Anthony Verdeja
Anthony Verdeja
Bethany Anderson
Bethany Anderson
Lynn Kohler
Lynn Kohler
Amy Williamson
Amy Williamson
Jen Raney
Jen Raney
Kendra Keller
Kendra Keller
Lianne Moccia
Lianne Moccia
Jeffrey Hardison
Jeffrey Hardison
Angela Hauser
Angela Hauser
David N. Evans
David N. Evans
Margaret Haberman
Margaret Haberman
Carmelle Cachero
Carmelle Cachero
Tristan Wright
Tristan Wright
Gary Thomas
Gary Thomas
Marina McIntire
Marina McIntire
Lisa Seaman
Lisa Seaman
Christine Pendley
Christine Pendley
Brooke Macnamara
Brooke Macnamara
Daniel Deluca
Daniel Deluca
Katie Lambe
Katie Lambe
Cindy Herbst
Cindy Herbst
Elisa Maroney
Elisa Maroney
Nicole Reynolds
Nicole Reynolds
David Pielick
David Pielick
Trisha Yachimsky
Trisha Yachimsky
Becky Stuckless
Becky Stuckless

Scholarship Fund for BIPOC Interpreters

BIPOC interpreters face challenges to be valued and recognized for their contribution to the field. BMC values these interpreters, offering scholarship funds for every seminar through donations from the interpreting community, BMC, and other supporters. We invite participation from our BIPOC colleagues.

Click here to contribute to the BIPOC Interpreter Scholarship Fund.

Scholarship Fund for Deaf Interpreters

Seminars conducted in ASL are designed to ensure that Deaf Interpreters have opportunities and choice of high quality professional development. Donations from the larger interpreting community and other supporters allow BMC to provide access to seminars for our Deaf Interpreter colleagues at lower cost.

Click here to contribute to the Deaf Interpreter Scholarship Fund.

Foundations of Interpreting

The Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series provides insights into The Integrated Model of Interpretingand the processes we engage in while interpreting. Click here for more information on the series as well as a schedule of current seminars being offered.


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