American Specialty Toy Retailing Association

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Unable to attend ASTRA's 2018 Marketplace & Academy or simply want to view a session again? Select sessions from ASTRA Academy have been video recorded so you may view them at your convenience. 

  • The Changing Toy Market: Who's Buying & How to Reach Them | Rieva Lesonsky, GrowBiz Media
  • Lunch & Learn: Navigating Industry Consolidation Beyond Big Retail | Patrick Glaser, McKinley Advisors 
  • Building the Right Succession Plan | Paul Sunderland, Consultant/Attorney 
  • The Paradox of Potential | Thom Singer, The Conference Catalyst 
  • 3 Approaches to Business Valuation | Paul Sunderland (audio only)
  • 10 Tips to Taming the MAPP Jungle | Ron Solomon (audio only)
  • Top 3 Merchandising Tips | Lindsay Anvik (audio only)
  • Top 3 Tips for Creating a Social Media Presence (audio only)
  • Keynote: Fl!p: Proven Strategies for Turning Challenge into Opportunity | Peter Sheahan, Karrikins Group 

If you attended ASTRA's 2018 Marketplace & Academy as a full conference registrant and were scanned into the session, you have been automatically registered for the packages below and will receive complimentary access. 

If you are having trouble accessing the content please contact Ahren Hoffman, director of education, via email: or phone: 312-955-9047. 

If you did not attend the full conference but you are interested in reviewing the recorded sessions you can register for this product by clicking on the "Register" button below. 

  • The All Access Package is $99 and includes 5 recorded sessions (see above listing) and access to session slides and materials, if applicable. 
  • "Turning Challenge Into Opportunity with Peter Sheahan" is complimentary to members of ASTRA by clicking "Register."