FAQ

Q: Will Dream Lab 2022 be in person or remote?
Predicting the future has been particularly tricky lately but, as of now, we are planning on hosting Dream Lab 2022 in person on Penn’s campus in Philadelphia … mostly. The East Asian Studies and Digital Humanities course will only be offered remotely and other courses are planning to offer at least some portions to remote participants.

Q: When will registration for Dream Lab 2022 open?
We plan on opening registration in mid-January 2022. Sign up for our email list and follow us on social media to be sure you get those announcements. We are @PennPriceLab on Twitter and Instagram.

Q: How much will registration for Dream lab cost?
Dream Lab charges registration fee so we can fairly pay the instructors who plan and teach the courses and to arrange for them to be in Philadelphia for the week. We have a slightly discounted fee for students as well as a discount for registering BEFORE APRIL 4, 2022 (because early registration makes it easier for us to plan). We have also reduced the fee for courses that are held entirely remotely. The prices are as follows:

Before April 4, 2022:

  • Early Regular, in person: $500
  • Early Student, in person: $400
  • Early Remote: $250

After April 4, 2022:

  • Regular, in person: $600
  • Student, in person: $500
  • Remote: $300

Q: What housing options are available for Dream Lab participants?
In addition to the usual assortment of hotels and Airbnb options, we are also working with Penn’s conference services to provide campus housing in the student dorms. Prices are not yet available but they will almost certainly be significantly less than hotels. Note that housing fees are not included in registration fees.

Q: What is the schedule for Dream Lab 2022?
A: Though each class will develop it’s own schedule, participants in Dream Lab 2022 should plan to be in class from 9am until 5pm Monday (6/13) through Thursday (6/16).

Q: Will food be provided for participants at Dream Lab 2022?
No. In an effort to reduce the cost of attending Dream Lab, we will not provide catering as we have in the past. When we looked at the numbers, we realized the cost of catering per person was actually quite expensive and that these costs make up a significant chunk of the registration fee. Because there are dozens of dining options at a variety of price points within easy walking distance of Penn’s library (including grocery stores), we decided to let participants manage their own meals. We will provide coffee and snacks mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Q: Is there a Code of Conduct for Dream Lab 2021?
A: Yes, and we take it very seriously. You can read the entire statement here: https://web.sas.upenn.edu/dream-lab/codeofconduct2020/

Q: Who should I contact if I have a question or problem?
A: Contact your instructor first but you can always contact Stewart Varner on Discord or via email svarner@upenn.edu

Q: Will Dream Lab 2021 materials be made available to people who could not attend?
A: Each instructor is deciding what can and cannot be made available. Check back after Dream Lab is over for information abut how to access any materials that are made available.