Hang Time Boston

A full-day inspiration fest for designers brought to you by Dribbble

October 4, 2017 Aloft Boston Seaport Boston, MA

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What is it?

Hang Time is different than your traditional Dribbble Meetup because it’s a full-day inspiration fest planned by the Dribbble team. Our entire team will be in attendance and we’re looking forward to spending some QT with the design community.

What can you expect?

Inspiring presentations from seasoned designers, design discussions about career growth and unlocking creativity, a fun after-party featuring a live Overtime podcast recording, and more.

Sponsored by


  1. Avatar debbie
    Debbie Millman

    Host of “Design Matters” podcast, President Emeritus of AIGA

  2. Avatar kelli
    Kelli Anderson

    Designer/paper engineer, tinkerer and author

  3. Avatar jon
    Jon Contino

    Illustrator, letterer, branding master

  4. Avatar danm
    Dan Mall

    Founder, Creative Director

  5. Avatar linda
    Linda Eliasen

    Design Lead

  6. Avatar danielle
    Danielle Levite

    Product Marketing Lead

  7. Avatar amy
    Amy Parker

    Fore Design

  8. Avatar emily
    Emily Dumas

    Illustrator, surface designer, and hand letterer

  9. Avatar aaront
    Aaron Tenbuuren


  10. Avatar datriana
    Datrianna Meeks

    Senior Product Designer

  11. Avatar ash
    Ash Hewson

    Managing Director

  12. Avatar erik
    Erik Weikert

    Designer, ACD

  13. Avatar danf
    Dan Fleming

    Creative Director
    829 Studios

  14. Avatar samantha
    Samantha Pede

    Lead Product Designer

  15. Avatar michaels
    Michael Sacca

    Head of Marketing & Business Development

  16. Avatar dan
    Dan Cederholm



Venue / Accommodations

Aloft Boston Seaport

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Hang Time Boston will be held at Aloft Boston Seaport—a modern hotel in the vibrant Seaport neighborhood.

Need a place to stay in Boston? We’ve lined up a sweet room discount for attendees of Boston Hang Time! Use this link to book your room.

Address: 401-403 D Street, Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617-530-1600
Hotel Reservations: 866-716-8143

After Party


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After a day of inspiring presentations, join us for the afterparty at Coppersmith—a dynamic venue in a vintage-industrial warehouse in South Boston. We’ll have plenty of swag, hands-on activities and a photo booth provided by our friends at InVision!

Avatar ethan We’ll end with a live episode of Dribbble’s official podcast, Overtime with special guest and the author of Responsive Web Design himself, Ethan Marcotte!

Address: 40 W. 3rd, South Boston, MA 02127
(Just a 12 minute walk from Aloft)


Day Event
9:00 – 9:45 AM Attendee Check-in
9:50 – 10:00 AM Welcome from Dribbble
10:00 – 10:25 AM Kelli Anderson

The Hidden Talents of Everyday Things

10:35 – 11:00 AM Ash Hewson — Affinity

Designing Apps for Designers

11:00 - 11:20 AM Break
11:20 – 12:00 PM Design Discussion: Growing Your Career

Linda Eliasen, Datrianna Meeks, and Dan Fleming. Moderated by Michael Sacca.

12:10 – 12:35 PM Danielle Levite — InVision

Design is a Team Sport

12:35 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 1:55 PM Debbie Millman

Why Design Matters

2:05 – 2:45 PM Design Discussion: Unlocking Creativity

Amy Parker, Aaron Tenbuuren, Emily Dumas, and Erik Weikert. Moderated by Samantha Pede.

2:45 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 3:40 PM Dan Mall

On Apprenticeships

3:50 – 4:15 PM Jon Contino

Burn the Witch: Confronting the Myths of a Life in Design

4:15 – 4:25 PM Closing
After Party
7:30 PM After Party opens at Coppersmith
8:30 PM Live Overtime podcast recording

Dan Cederholm with special guest, Ethan Marcotte

10:30 PM Closing


What is Hang Time?
Hang Time is a community event for designers of all disciplines. Get inspired by talented designers sharing their stories, hands-on activities, and by having valuable hang time with other creatives.
Why should I attend?
Get inspired alongside other designers and creatives. Swag! You know Dribbble loves swag. Boston in October? It’s an autumnal paradise. We’re having a fun after-party at Coppersmith. Hang out with the team that builds Dribbble—we’d love to hear how you use Dribbble so we can make it better.
What if I can’t attend the day event—can I come to the after-party?
We’d love to have you for the full-day, but if you can’t make it, please join us for the after-party. After-party tickets can be purchased via this Hang Time website or through Eventbrite.
Where do I stay?
We’ve got a sweet discount at Aloft Boston Seaport for Hang Time attendees. Use this link to book your room under our group rate. Note: the discount is subject to availability.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at contact@dribbble.com with any questions.
Do you have a code of conduct?
Yes—all attendees, speakers, and sponsors are expected to follow our code of conduct.
What’s the refund policy?
We'll refund your ticket up to 7 days prior to the event.