It's a Must Do!

"It's a must do. We don't run a traditional toy store as we are a children's museum educational shop but we love ASTRA as we get to network, gain lots of knowledge from educational sessions and find new products that we normally wouldn't find at Museum conventions."

Christa Dyer, Director of Retail Operations
The DoSeum
San Antonio, TX

ASTRA Academy provides curated content with the independent toy industry in mind. Sessions and speakers are selected based on hot topics and key trends to address relevant business needs for retailers, sales representatives and manufacturers in the independent toy industry. Experts and peers share insights along with actionable takeaways to help attendees hit the ground running when returning home.


Join your peers at ASTRA’s General Session programs to learn from expert presenters! These sessions set the tone for the week, support the theme of the show and trends of the industry.


Ready, set, learn! Lightning Learning brings education to the show floor and features content in 15-minute segments. The learning continues with an additional 15-minutes of time for Q&A, giving you a chance to gain fresh insights and inspiration as you walk the Marketplace floor.


ASTRA's education committee has been working diligently since August to research, review and select experts and industry peers to present at 2020 Marketplace & Academy. We are excited to share our Academy schedule with you!