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 Covid-19 Restrictions
State-by-State Status Updates on Covid-19 Restrictions
The latest updates on restrictions for events and travel, including details on state reopenings and... Read More
The CDC’s Latest Pandemic Guidelines for Travel and Events
The guidance covers what to do before, during and after an event to ensure attendee safety, as well as... Read More
State of Black Tourism Event Stresses Need for DEI Action
Black meeting and travel leaders call for urgent and ongoing measures to address the lack of racial... Read More
Business Travel and Meetings Are Essential to U.S. Economic Rebound
The latest research projects that a prolonged travel recovery will cost the country more than $522... Read More
Miss America Celebrates 100th Anniversary, Announces Dates for December Competition
The organization honored its evolution over the past century with a three-day celebration at the... Read More
Atlantic City Gaming News
What's New in Atlantic City
Six of the city’s nine casinos are investing in multimillion-dollar renovations that will make the... Read More
Destination Southeast in Pictures
The sold-out event in Marco Island, Fla., brought in nearly 140 meeting professionals and showcased... Read More
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
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
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
Javits Center Expansion
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
Webinar: Choosing the Best Convention Destinations for 2021
Wed., June 23, 2021, 2 p.m. ET... Read More
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
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