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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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MPI Launches Coronavirus-Related Industry Resources; Says June Event Will Go On
Updated March 31, 2020, 5:30 p.m. EDT. The meetings organization said it has no plans to cancel or... Read More
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4 Million Hospitality Jobs Could Be Cut as Hotels and Casinos Close Over Coronavirus
Updated March 31, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EDT. Hotel executives say the impact already has been devastating... Read More
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Johnson & Johnson to Begin Human Testing of Coronavirus Vaccine by September
The vaccine could be available in early 2021 for emergency use authorization.... Read More
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Coronavirus Could Put 75 Million Travel and Tourism Jobs At Risk
Updated March 30, 2020, 11:30 a.m. EDT. Estimated job losses for the travel industry increased 50... Read More
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CDC Issues Coronavirus Guidelines for Event Planners; Apple Releases App to Help Americans Screen for Symptoms
Updated March 30, 2020, 9:15 a.m. EDT. The new resource outlines critical steps to take before, during... Read More
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Trump Signs Historic Coronavirus Relief Package; US Travel CEO Says 'More Will Need to Be Done'
Updated March 27, 2020, 4:45 p.m. EDT. The bipartisan bill represents a 'great first step,'... Read More
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Real ID Deadline Extended to 2021 Due to Coronavirus
Updated March 26, 2020, 5:15 p.m. EDT. The federal initiative will require U.S. travelers to... Read More
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Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Orlando Rebooks More Than $371 Million in Convention Business
The Orange County Convention Center has rescheduled 14 shows thus far.... Read More
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Helping Hospitality: Foundation Offers Immediate Relief for Workers Laid Off Due to Coronavirus Closures
The Above and Beyond Foundation will start issuing $500 grants to former front-line hotel workers this... Read More
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Event Professionals Rally Behind Petition for Federal Aid to Combat Coronavirus Impact
Updated March 24, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. EDT. Nearly 350,000 people have signed the petition seeking relief... Read More
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Trump Declares National Emergency; Says Drive-Through Testing for Coronavirus in the Works
Drive-through testing sites have begun to open across the country.... Read More
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Destination Management Companies: The Insider Advantage
Destination management companies, the best at handling local logistics, increasingly are proving their... Read More
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Assessing the Risk of the Coronavirus Pandemic and its Impact on Travel and Events
Risk-management experts from WorldAware discuss navigating the COVID-19 outbreak and the prospects of... Read More
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How to Create a Crisis Communications Plan for Your Events During Coronavirus
Event marketing strategist Alex Plaxen shared advice in an MPI webcast for developing proper messaging... Read More
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Coronavirus Update: Trump Extends European Travel to UK and Ireland; EU and U.S. Officials React
Updated MARCH 18, 2020 2:00 p.m. EDT. Twenty-eight countries will be affected by the ban, which... Read More
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Connecting Event Planners During the Time of Coronavirus
Neil Thompson, founder of the Delegate Wranglers Facebook group, discusses the coronavirus crisis,... Read More
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Webcast: Event Marketing Strategies You Don’t Know About Yet
Wed, Nov. 18, 2020 2:00 PM ET... Read More
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Convention Cities Index: Proprietary Ranking System Reveals the Best Destinations for the World’s Largest Events
Our new research takes into account the myriad factors meeting planners evaluate for big conventions:... Read More
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Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak, D.C. Officials Encourage Postponement or Cancellation of Nonessential Mass Gatherings
Events DC will temporarily suspend operations from March 13-31.... Read More
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WHO: Coronavirus Now a Pandemic
COVID-19 has affected 114 countries and resulted in more than 4,200 deaths.... Read More