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 curates content with the independent toy industry in mind. Sessions are selected based on hot topics and key trends to address relevant business needs. Experts and peers share insights along with actionable takeaways to help attendees hit the ground running when returning home.

Keynote: Peter Sheahan

Peter Sheahan Talking
Peter Sheahan is internationally known for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. This keynote will be provocative, insightful, and packed full of real world examples that will shift the way you see your role and help you to find opportunities in change and disruption.


Pre-Conference Education

ASTRA is pleased to be hosting our second Marketplace & Academy pre-conference event! ASTRA invites toy industry professionals and anyone in the business of play to take part in the Certified Play Expert Workshop


The National Institute for Social Media (NISM) will be facilitating a Certificate in Social Media Management Workshop. Any HR employee, sales or marketing professional or business owner with a basic understanding of social media who is interested in taking the next step. 


Education Schedule

ASTRA's Education Committee has been working diligently since September to research, review and select experts and industry peers to present at the 2018 Marketplace & Academy. We are excited to share our Academy schedule with you!  


Meet the speakers! ASTRA's Marketplace & Academy hosts both experts and industry peers to share insights.