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Sessions and Schedule

27th Annual Quest for Excellence Conference
Baltimore, MD | Marriott Baltimore Waterfront

Conference At-A-Glance
- PDF (Updated March 20)

Sessions and Workshops
Offering more than 40 management sessions to choose from, the Quest for Excellence® is the leading conference designed around performance excellence. All types of topics and formats are available to take a deeper dive into areas important to you and your organization, including opportunities to share your own best practices.

Schedule subject to change.

Preliminary Schedule
Sunday, April 12

12:00 Pre-Conference Check-In Opens
1:00 - 4:00
Pre-Conference Workshops
(concurrent sessions, limited seating)
  • Getting Acquainted with Baldrige
• Intermediate: Moving from Interest to Action
Award Ceremony and Celebratory Reception for 2014 Award Recipients

Monday, April 13
7:00 - 4:30 
Registration Open
7:00 Breakfast and Exhibits
8:00 Conference Opening Remarks
8:30 Leadership Plenary Session

2014 Baldrige Award recipients’ top executives will share how senior leaders guide and sustain the organization, and how it addresses ethical, legal, and community responsibilities
10:15 Refreshment Break
10:45 Leadership Q&A Panel  

2014 Baldrige Award recipients’ top executives will answer audience questions
11:45 Baldrige Foundation Sponsor Recognition
12:00Networking Lunch
Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday, April 14
7:00 - 5:00
Registration Open                                          
7:00 Breakfast and Exhibits
8:00 - 12:00
Concurrent Sessions
12:00 Networking Lunch and Exhibits
1:00Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award
Presentation and Remarks:
Katherine Gottlieb
Southcentral Foundation
1:45 - 5:00
Concurrent Sessions (continued)
6:00Baldrige Foundation Dinner

Wednesday, April 15
7:00 - 11:30 
Registration Open
7:00 Breakfast and Exhibits
8:15 Opening Remarks
8:30Keynote Presentation
9:15Refreshment Break
9:45 Elements of Excellence Plenary Session
  Leaders from the 2014 Baldrige Award recipients spotlight one of the elements of excellence demonstrated by their organization.
11:15 Conference Themes and New Directions Session
11:45 Conference Adjourns

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