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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

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Louisville Tourism Doubles Down on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives
The convention and visitors bureau strengthened its commitment to fighting racial inequality,... Read More
"No More Excuses": State of Black Tourism Event Spotlights Need for Change
"No More Excuses": State of Black Tourism Event Spotlights Need for Change
Black meeting and travel leaders call for enhanced diversity and discuss the role the Black community... Read More
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Without Aid, 74 Percent of U.S. Hotels Expect to Lay Off More Employees
Updated Sept. 21, 2020. More than two-thirds of properties say they won't be able to last six... Read More
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How One Hotel Hosted a Month-Long Meeting for 150 People
Updated Sept. 17, 2020. The American Club Resort in Kohler, Wis., created a bubble environment and... Read More
How Top Meetings Destinations Are Handling the Pandemic and Preparing for Recovery
How Top Meetings Destinations Are Handling the Pandemic and Preparing for Recovery
Updated Sept. 16, 2020. Venues in Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City, Orlando, and Washington, D.C.,... Read More
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Miami Beach Convention Center Joins List of GBAC Star-Accredited Facilities
Updated Sept. 10, 2020. The coronavirus cleaning and prevention program is being pursued by more... Read More
Travel-Related Economic Losses Now Top $360 Billion
Travel-Related Economic Losses Now Top $360 Billion
Following a new report that reveals travel-economy losses of $2 billion per day since March, the U.S.... Read More
All Work on the Orange County Convention Center Expansion Halted
All Work on the Orange County Convention Center Expansion Halted
Updated Sept. 1, 2020. The project, which was scheduled to be completed in 2023, would have... Read More
Certification Programs to Upskill Your Meeting Planner Career
Certification Programs to Upskill Your Meeting Planner Career
Updated Sept. 1, 2020. New remote proctoring options make it easy to dive into continuing education... Read More
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National Events Council Aims to Close Racial Gap in Meetings Industry
A new pledge encourages event organizers to ensure that at least 20 percent of their meeting staff and... Read More
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Digital Cvent Connect Crushes In-Person Attendance Record
Founder Reggie Aggarwal provided a message of hope on the future of the meetings industry at the... Read More
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The Latest CDC Guidelines for Events
Updated August 26, 2020. The recommendations cover risk levels for various events as well as ways... Read More
Medical Meetings Move Online But Regulations Remain
Medical Meetings Move Online But Regulations Remain
In an Event Leadership Institute webcast, medical meeting professionals discussed the new challenges... 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. 23, 2020 2:00 PM EDT... Read More
Beach Destinations and Resorts Likely to Lead the Return of In-Person Events
Beach Destinations and Resorts Likely to Lead the Return of In-Person Events
Attendees of the latest Interact Digital Event connected with resort representatives to plan for... Read More
'The Empty Event' Spotlights Dire Need for Industry Relief
'The Empty Event' Spotlights Dire Need for Industry Relief
The Live Events Coalition took over Times Square to call for federal aid and raise awareness about the... Read More
At Digital Event, Evolving Role and Importance of CVBs Takes Center Stage
At Digital Event, Evolving Role and Importance of CVBs Takes Center Stage
Northstar's Interact – The New CVB brought together meeting professionals and CVB reps as both worked... Read More
Airlines Enhance Safety Protocols with Health Assessments, Mandatory Face Masks and More
Airlines Enhance Safety Protocols with Health Assessments, Mandatory Face Masks and More
Updated Aug. 3, 2020. Travelers who refuse to wear masks might be denied future travel with major... Read More
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Incentive Live Digital Event Offers Expert Tips for Motivating Teams During Crises
The three-day event concluded with cases studies and research on how to pivot incentive programs... Read More
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Orange County Convention Center Hosts First Trade Show Since March
The event drew more than 1,400 attendees in person — with temperature checks and masks required.... Read More