Elise Schoening

Elise Schoening

Editor, Meeting News / Senior Editor, Northstar Meetings Group

Elise serves as Editor for Meeting News and Senior Editor for Northstar Meetings Group. 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

Domestic: New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, D.C., New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

International: Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Middle East (Dubai, Abu Dhabi)

Industry Associations: MPI, IACC, ICCA

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

The Latest From Elise

Hospitality Nonprofit Now Accepting Bids on Travel Gifts for a Good Cause
Hospitality Nonprofit Now Accepting Bids on Travel Gifts for a Good Cause
All proceeds from the auction, which runs until Dec. 14, will be used to fund grant programs that... Read More
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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
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Diversity 2.0: Moving From Pledges to Progress
Event industry experts share tips for effecting change around diversity, equity, inclusion and... Read More
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Importance of Event Design, CSR Key Topics at Destination East
The annual Northstar Meetings Group event brought nearly 100 planners and suppliers together in... Read More
Jason Dunn Selected to Lead National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals
Jason Dunn Selected to Lead National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals
Dunn, who became the first Black vice president at Visit Cincinnati, will leave the CVB to join NCBMP... Read More
Events DC Names New President and CEO
Events DC Names New President and CEO
Angie Gates will step into the top role for Washington, D.C.'s convention and sports authority in... Read More
The Tough Task of Booking a Meeting
The Tough Task of Booking a Meeting
Market compression, staffing shortages and rising costs are playing pivotal roles in choosing hotels... Read More
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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
5 Haunted New York Hotels That Are Open for Business
Spend a night among the spirits if you dare.... Read More
Destination East: The Can't-Miss Event for Planners Booking Business in the East
Destination East: The Can't-Miss Event for Planners Booking Business in the East
More than 40 suppliers from Florida to Maine will meet one-on-one with planners interested in bringing... Read More