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Elise Schoening

Elise Schoening

Associate Editor, Meetings Group

Elise serves as associate editor for Northstar’s Meetings Group publications. She earned her B.A. in journalism and professional writing from The College of New Jersey (with a triple minor in communications, marketing and gender studies). She has written for the Asbury Park Press, NJ.com and Demand Gen Report. When she’s not working, Elise can be found reading a book or planning her next travel destination.

What Elise Covers

In the United States: Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, W. Virginia, D.C., New England (CT, ME, MA, NH and RI)

Internationally: Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, Scandinavia

Industry Segments: Med/Pharma, conference centers, convention centers

The Latest From Elise

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The CDC’s Latest Pandemic Guidelines for Events
The guidance covers what to do before, during and after an event to ensure attendee safety, as well as... Read More
Los Angeles Commits to New Health-Security Verification Program
Los Angeles Commits to New Health-Security Verification Program
Hotels must answer more than 360 questions about their health and safety protocols to receive the... Read More
State-by-State Status Updates on Gathering Restrictions
State-by-State Status Updates on Gathering Restrictions
When will large events be allowed to take place? Here are the latest updates from each state.... Read More
The Latest on Hotel Reopenings and Closings Due to Covid-19
The Latest on Hotel Reopenings and Closings Due to Covid-19
A look at movement on the hotel front, including job losses, hotel-company trends, bankruptcies and... Read More
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The Latest Updates on International Gathering and Travel Restrictions
This country-by-country roundup features regulations on gathering and other updates as the... Read More
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NYC & Company Launches 'Commit to the Comeback' Initiative to Drive Local Meetings
The city's convention and visitors bureau is urging local businesses to book meetings within the five... Read More
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Industry Leaders Push Biden to Set Timeline for Reopening International Travel
Twenty-six industry organizations have issued a letter asking the White House to draft a data-driven... Read More
Webcast: Diversity Now: How to Plan a Truly Inclusive Meeting
Webcast: Diversity Now: How to Plan a Truly Inclusive Meeting
Wed., April 21, 2021 2:00 PM EDT... Read More
We Are Living in a Nightmare: Asian Americans Speak Out Against Rising Violence
We Are Living in a Nightmare: Asian Americans Speak Out Against Rising Violence
Event professionals respond to the attacks in Atlanta and discuss the dire need for greater diversity... Read More
Travel Industry Lost 5.6 Million Jobs in 2020
Travel Industry Lost 5.6 Million Jobs in 2020
Total travel spending plummeted by $500 billion during the pandemic-ravaged year.... Read More
Where In-Person Meetings Are Happening Now
Where In-Person Meetings Are Happening Now
Here's a roundup of where face-to-face events have been held successfully, and how meeting planners... Read More
CPAC Difficulties Highlight Challenges in Enforcing Event Safety Protocols
CPAC Difficulties Highlight Challenges in Enforcing Event Safety Protocols
Meeting professionals suggest creating a code of conduct and implementing a three-strikes rule.... Read More
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Travel Industry Rallies Behind Hospitality Job Recovery Act
More than 80 industry organizations have signed a letter announcing their support for the bipartisan... Read More
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New Black Talent Directory Aims to Diversify Travel Industry
The online resource is designed to help CVBs, travel brands, event companies and more hire Black... Read More
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What's Open in Orlando Right Now
Still following Florida's gathering restrictions, many hotels and meeting venues are welcoming events... Read More
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Travel Industry Rallies Behind 'Diversity Matters' Mission
A new initiative from the Philadelphia CVB, ConferenceDirect and SearchWide Global aims to build a... Read More
The Latest on Airline Safety Protocols
The Latest on Airline Safety Protocols
All airlines have put new health-and-safety regulations in place to protect passengers and crew.... Read More
Certification Programs to Upskill Your Meeting Planner Career
Certification Programs to Upskill Your Meeting Planner Career
More remote programs and new virtual proctoring make it easy to gain continuing-education credits and... Read More
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Travel Industry Embraces Biden's Proposed $1.9 Trillion 'American Rescue Plan'
The relief package includes stimulus checks, aid for small businesses and funding for a national... Read More
Destinations International Releases Roadmap for Enhancing Diversity in 2021
Destinations International Releases Roadmap for Enhancing Diversity in 2021
New initiatives include a supplier diversity index, an inclusive marketing toolkit, classes on... Read More