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.

2017 Academy Recordings

Unable to attend ASTRA Academy or simply want to view a session again? Select sessions from ASTRA's 2017 Marketplace & Academy have been video recorded so you may view them at your convenience. 


CPE Workshop

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. 

Become a "playfessional" in New Orleans!


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 finalizing our Academy schedule to share with you in January 2018.

Please "Learn More" about our general schedule below.