About Dream 2020

*** Dream Lab 2020 is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We apologize for any inconvenience. All registration fees will be refunded ASAP. Please contact Stewart Varner, Managing Director of the Price Lab, with any questions at svarner@upenn.edu ***

Dream Lab is a week-long digital humanities training opportunity hosted at the University of Pennsylvania and designed to help humanists become more confident and thoughtful users, creators, and critics of digital technology. There are 8 courses to choose from, each of which combines technology instruction with practical application. Dream Lab is open to everyone but has been designed with aspiring teaching faculty, aspiring research librarians, and aspiring archivists in mind.


This year, Price Lab’s week-long digital humanities training institute Dream Lab was canceled due to safety concerns around COVID-19. We created a podcast series, not as a replacement, but rather to introduce you to some of the people who make Dream Lab such a great experience!

We’ll be uploading episodes weekly throughout June. Start with our introductory episode to learn more!


Dream Lab is organized by the Price Lab for Digital Humanities and the Penn Libraries.


Regular – $900

Early Career Scholars and Cultural Heritage Professionals – $700

Student (currently enrolled) – $500

In addition to the discounted rate, there is an additional discount of $250 for students and early career scholars and cultural heritage professionals who register before May 1, 2020. That brings the cost for students down to $250 and $450 for early career professionals. Register HERE


Campus housing is available for $68.00 per night (plus a 15.5% occupancy tax). If you want to reserve a room, you will be able to do that from the registration page.