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

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
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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
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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
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Webinar: Choosing the Best Convention Destinations for 2021
Wed., June 23, 2021, 2 p.m. ET... Read More
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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
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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
Webinar: Diversity Now: How to Plan a Truly Inclusive Meeting
Webinar: Diversity Now: How to Plan a Truly Inclusive Meeting
Effective strategies for bringing greater inclusion to meetings.... Read More
The Latest on Hotel Reopenings and Closings Due to Covid-19
The Latest on Hotel Reopenings and Closings Due to Covid-19
A look at movement on the hotel front, including job losses, hotel-company trends, bankruptcies and... Read More
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NYC & Company Launches 'Commit to the Comeback' Initiative to Drive Local Meetings
The city's convention and visitors bureau is urging local businesses to book meetings within the five... Read More
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Industry Leaders Push Biden to Set Timeline for Reopening International Travel
Twenty-six industry organizations have issued a letter asking the White House to draft a data-driven... Read More
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Webinar: Choosing the Best Convention Destinations for 2021
Wed., April 21, 2021 2:00 PM EDT... Read More
We Are Living in a Nightmare: Asian Americans Speak Out Against Rising Violence
We Are Living in a Nightmare: Asian Americans Speak Out Against Rising Violence
Event professionals respond to the attacks in Atlanta and discuss the dire need for greater diversity... Read More
Travel Industry Lost 5.6 Million Jobs in 2020
Travel Industry Lost 5.6 Million Jobs in 2020
Total travel spending plummeted by $500 billion during the pandemic-ravaged year.... Read More
CPAC Difficulties Highlight Challenges in Enforcing Event Safety Protocols
CPAC Difficulties Highlight Challenges in Enforcing Event Safety Protocols
Meeting professionals suggest creating a code of conduct and implementing a three-strikes rule.... Read More
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New Black Talent Directory Aims to Diversify Travel Industry
The online resource is designed to help CVBs, travel brands, event companies and more hire Black... Read More
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What's Open in Orlando Right Now
Still following Florida's gathering restrictions, many hotels and meeting venues are welcoming events... Read More
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Travel Industry Rallies Behind 'Diversity Matters' Mission
A new initiative from the Philadelphia CVB, ConferenceDirect and SearchWide Global aims to build a... Read More
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Travel Industry Embraces Biden's Proposed $1.9 Trillion 'American Rescue Plan'
The relief package includes stimulus checks, aid for small businesses and funding for a national... Read More