Texas Summit 2023

June 14-15, 2023


What is the Texas Summit? 

The Texas Summit brings together the brightest scheduling minds across the state to make meaningful connections with other educational leaders and walk away with actionable steps to improve course scheduling. Ad Astra is excited to showcase the newest strategies and best practices around space/event scheduling, course demand analytics, registration monitoring, and more during this year's event.

Summit Information


This year's summit is being hosted by our partner, Collin College.


Dates: June 14-15


Location: McKinney Campus Conference Center -

2400 Community Avenue, McKinney TX, 75071


Cost: FREE


Hotel Booking: Sheraton McKinney Hotel - Access Special Group Rate Here. (Note: Must book before May 17, 2023 to be eligible for the special group rate.)


1:30 – 2:00 pm

Collin College Introduction and Housekeeping – Dr. Mark Smith


2:00 – 2:45 pm

Collin College’s Story – Dr. Mary Barnes - Tilley & Dr. Meredith Wang


2:45 – 3:00 pm



3:00 – 4:00 pm

Product Roadmap and Ad Astra’s Space Station: Move over Elon Musk – Luke Kearney and Ad Astra Team


4:00 pm

Leave for Happy Hour

8:00 – 8:30 am



8:30 – 9:00 am

Lamar University Spotlight - David Short


9:10 – 9:50 am

Reporting Roundup Session (AS and MAP) - Peter Carlson & Christine Stewart

  • We’ve corralled some of Astra’s best cuts (i.e., reports).  From Astra Schedule to DFW, we have y’all covered.  Join us to learn how to make the most of the tools available.

Events: From Tony Romo to Dak Prescott Session (Old School/New School) - Maggie Roberts

  • Come learn cool tips & tricks in our current Events solution and hear about exciting new happenings coming down the road. 


10:00 – 10:45 am

Optimization Session - Peter Carlson

  • How can you maximize your existing space, streamline your process, and tidy up your room inventory as clean as a Buc-ee’s bathroom?  We’re here to tell you!!  Come join Peter Carlson to hear more!

Align, Predict, and Plan Session - Christine Stewart

  • Learn about Ad Astra’s course demand analytics and planning.  How can we help your students get a direct route to completion with less delays and canceled flights…unlike Southwest at Love Field.


11:00 – 11:45 am

Rodeo Shoots: Breakout Sessions

- Course Demand Analytics and Reporting - Christine Stewart

- Astra Schedule - Peter Carlson

- Account Touchpoint - Luke Kearney


11:45 am

Fixin’ to go Home

  • Wrap Up, Closing Remarks & Space Station Giveaway– Collin College & Ad Astra
  • Lunch



That's a Wrap!

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