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 Latest Updates on International Gathering and Travel Restrictions
This country-by-country roundup features regulations on events and other updates as the international... Read More
State-by-State Status Updates on Gathering Restrictions
State-by-State Status Updates on Gathering Restrictions
The latest updates on event and travel restrictions, as well as which states have fully reopened.... Read More
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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
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Pride 365: LGBT MPA Spotlights Need for Yearlong Diversity Initiatives
The organization's "Day of Diversity" brought together industry leaders to reflect on Pride Month and... Read More
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MPI Welcomes More than 1,200 In-Person Attendees at World Education Congress
The hybrid event is underway at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, with more than 550 virtual participants,... Read More
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2021 Convention Cities Index Showcases Best Destinations for Large Events
The second-annual Convention Cities Index provides comparative data on the top destinations for the... 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
Upscale Your Career With These Event Planner Certification Programs
Upscale Your Career With These Event Planner Certification Programs
More remote programs and new virtual-proctoring options make it easy to gain continuing-education... Read More
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Helping Hospitality: Organization Awards $610,000 in Grants to Workers Impacted by Covid-19
The Above and Beyond Foundation issued more than 1,000 grants over the past year and aims to raise... Read More
Visit Phoenix Names Ron Price President and CEO
Visit Phoenix Names Ron Price President and CEO
Price previously served as head of the Arlington Texas Convention and Visitors Bureau.  ... Read More
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Javits Center Completes $1.5B Expansion
The project added 1.2 million square feet of event space, as well as a truck-marshaling facility.... Read More
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Webinar: Choosing the Best Convention Destinations for 2021
Wed., June 23, 2021, 2 p.m. ET... Read More
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Where In-Person Meetings Are Happening Now
These case studies of successful face-to-face events show how meeting planners are keeping attendees... Read More
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Real ID Deadline Extended Until 2023
The federal initiative, which was set to take effect in October, will require U.S. travelers to... Read More
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Meetings Industry Rallies Behind Hospitality Job Recovery Act
Industry professionals are encouraged to contact their local legislators and share their support for... 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
Webinar: Diversity Now: How to Plan a Truly Inclusive Meeting
Webinar: Diversity Now: How to Plan a Truly Inclusive Meeting
Effective strategies for bringing greater inclusion to meetings.... 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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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