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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: New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C., New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island

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

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

The Latest From Elise

8 Tips for Connecting Attendees Virtually
For a digital event to be successful, it must offer plentiful networking opportunities.... Read More
Wearable Bluetooth Devices Could Help Attendees Keep Their Distance At Events
Event technology can be used to enforce social distancing, and enable quick, easy contact tracing at... Read More
U.S. Hotel Demand Won't Fully Recover Until 2023, Says STR
Updated June 29, 2020. Occupancy levels rose for the 10th consecutive week, but it will likely... Read More
Destinations International Teams Up With National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals to Tackle Diversity Challenges
The groups plan to create an annual report card that assesses diversity and inclusion in the industry.... Read More
Georgia World Congress Center First to Complete Coronavirus Cleaning Certification
Updated June 25. The convention center in downtown Atlanta is the first in the U.S. to achieve... Read More
How Event Planners Are Successfully Holding In-Person Meetings Amid COVID-19
Small, in-person meetings are starting to pick up as states continue to reopen.... Read More
The Latest CDC Guidelines for Events
Updated June 24, 2020. The recommendations cover risk levels for various events and... Read More
Webcast: Wild and Wonderful Sponsorship Ideas for Virtual and Live Events
Webcast: Wild and Wonderful Sponsorship Ideas for Virtual and Live Events
Wed, Sept. 9, 2020 2:00 PM EDT... Read More
ASAE Will Hold All Remaining 2020 Events as Virtual Meetings
ASAE Will Hold All Remaining 2020 Events as Virtual Meetings
This organization's main event, the Virtual ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, takes place Aug. 10-12.... Read More
Winners Unveiled for the 2020 CSM of the Year Awards
The annual awards spotlight three convention service managers who go above and beyond for their... Read More
What Will Socially Distanced Events Look Like?
The Monterey Conference Center and the Palm Springs Convention Center have transformed their layouts... Read More
"Our Nation Is Burning": Black Meeting Professionals Respond to Protests Sparked by George Floyd Death
Industry leaders share their thoughts on the current crisis and the need for enhanced diversity within... Read More
WTTC Issues Safe Travel Protocols with Guidance for Restarting Events
The protocols, which are backed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, also include... Read More
WILMI 2020: Northstar’s Signature Event for Women Goes Digital
WILMI 2020: Northstar’s Signature Event for Women Goes Digital
The third annual hosted-buyer conference replicated the live experience for executive-level meeting... Read More
Helping Hospitality: Foundation Provides Financial Relief to Hundreds of Laid-Off Workers
Updated May 26, 12:30 p.m. EDT. The Above and Beyond Foundation is providing $500 grants to... Read More
Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods Resort Casino Prepare to Reopen June 1
The two tribal casinos in Connecticut have released detailed plans for keeping employees and guests... Read More
Medical Meeting Planners Weigh in on When and How In-Person Events Will Resume
Returning to face-to-face gatherings is easier said than done for an industry at the front lines of... Read More
The Great Travel Depression: More Than 50 Percent of Workers in the Travel Industry Are Unemployed
Nearly 10 million Americans in the travel sector have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More
From the Front Lines: Meetings Industry Partners Prepare to Reopen in Saratoga, N.Y.
In a webinar hosted by Discover Saratoga, local planners, hoteliers and venue and catering executives... Read More
'We Will Meet Again:' CVBs Share Videos to Inspire Hope During Trying Times
Updated May 12, 2020, 3:30 p.m. EDT. The Naples, Marco Island and Everglades Convention &... Read More