Event Info

WHEN IS IT BEING HELD?

Thursday, September 19th (Early evening) — Sunday, September 2nd (Afternoon).

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

$1,600 CAD for a private room, inclusive of event, accommodation and food.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Our Keynote Speaker for Polaris 2024 is Xalavier Nelson Jr.!

Xalavier is a BAFTA-nominated studio head, narrative director, writer, and Forbes 30 under 30 luminary, with dozens of titles under his belt including Stranger Things VR, Magic: The Gathering, Hypnospace Outlaw, Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator, and El Paso, Elsewhere. He also makes strides in a storytelling career outside of games, with releases such as the cult hit comic Sherlock Holmes Hunts the Moth Man.

LOCATION DETAILS

Polaris 2024 will take place once again at the Hotel Estrimont Suits & Spa in beautiful Orford, Québec, Canada.

SPONSORS

Polaris 2024 is still looking for sponsors. Interested in supporting? Let us know!

WHERE?

Hotel Estrimont Suits & Spa in beautiful Orford, Québec, Canada (about 90 minutes outside Montréal).

Hotel Estrimont Suits & Spa Front View
Hotel Estrimont Suits & Spa Pool View
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WHO RUNS THIS?

EMAIL US
polarisdesignretreat@gmail.com

Polaris, now in its third year, is administered by Project Horseshoe alumni (and friends) who want to bring the magic back.

  • Daniel Cook, Spry Fox
  • Osama Dorias, Blizzard
  • Graeme Lennon, KO_OP
  • May Ling Tan, Bungie
  • Tanya X. Short, Kitfox Games


With support from: 

  • Mariana Boucault, Ubisoft