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Register Today for the 33rd Quest for Excellence Conference

Register today for the 33rd Quest for Excellence® Conference, Sunday, April 3 - Wednesday, April 6, at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center, just outside of Washington, D.C. The Baldrige Program is excited to be back in person for the premier learning event for Baldrige Award recipient best practices.

You can register and book your hotel room today through Showcare, the official conference registrar and housing bureau. So, don’t delay in reserving your seat.

The 33rd Quest conference will feature the best practices of the current and former recipients and much more.

Take advantage of conference sessions and activities including:

  • The Baldrige Award Ceremony on the evening of Sunday, April 3, will celebrate and honor all of the Award recipients from the past three years.

  • An opening plenary session featuring the Baldrige Award recipient senior leaders sharing what makes their organizations unique and successful.

  • A keynote presentation on Wednesday, April 6, by Kai Kight, classically trained violinist, innovative composer, and graduate of Stanford University’s Design School.

  • A special health care track featuring numerous Baldrige Award recipients.

  • More than 40 sessions featuring current and former Baldrige Award recipients from all sectors, sharing their proven performance management practices and real-world insights in leadership, strategy, workforce, and many more areas essential to organizational success.

  • Baldrige Criteria Pre-Conference Workshops on the afternoon of April 3 for beginner and intermediate users of the Baldrige Criteria

  • Opportunities to network with and learn from Baldrige recipients, applicants, examiners, Alliance for Performance Excellence program representatives, Communities of Excellence participants, as well as Baldrige experts and users in all sectors.

  • Opportunities to meet the Quest sponsors.

Past Award recipients presenting include AARP, Adventist Health White Memorial, Charleston Area Medical Center Health System, Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE), the City of Fort Collins, Elevations Credit Union, GBMC HealthCare, Hill Country Memorial, Howard Community College, Integrated Project Management Company, Mary Greeley Medical Center, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, MESA, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Southcentral Foundation, Studer Group, University of Wisconsin-Stout, and Wellstar Paulding Hospital.

For more information about the Quest for Excellence Conference, visit the conference webpage. For questions about registration or housing, contact Showcare at or (888) 288-3598.

For general questions, contact the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program at (301) 975-2036 or


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