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Quest for Excellence Conference

Learn how your organization can achieve outstanding performance. Join us at the premier showcase of current and former Baldrige Award recipients April 3–6, 2022 (Sunday–Wednesday), Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (just outside of Washington, D.C.). Official Conference of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, brought to you by the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program at NIST.


Registration Opens Late November 2021



Join us at the Quest for Excellence® 2022! We are excited to bring the Baldrige community together again to celebrate and learn from the 2021 Baldrige Award recipients, who will be announced in mid-November, as well as many former recipients. Quest will be held at the beautiful Gaylord National Harbor, just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC!

Attend Quest and learn role model best practices from current and former Award recipients in all sectors in leadership; strategy; customers; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; workforce; and operations and take home solutions to help your organization achieve breakthrough performance and results.


Both conference registration and hotel reservations will be made through Showcare and will open late-November 2021. All hotel rooms must be reserved through Showcare.
Hotel Room Block Cut-Off:  March 8, 2022
Advance Conference Registration Fee Deadline:  March 8, 2022


Sunday, April 3
Join us on Sunday evening April 3 for the Award Ceremony and Reception honoring the 2019, 2020, and 2021 recipients. This will be the first Award Ceremony featuring three years of Baldrige recipients!


The Baldrige Program is committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for Quest attendees. Read about the Gaylord’s health and safety cleanliness standards. Quest attendees will need to comply with the covid-19 prevention requirements determined by the U.S. Government, State of Maryland, and Prince George’s County, MD. We will keep attendees updated on these requirements as we get closer to the conference.

Advanced Registration Fee Discount Ends March 8, 2022


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Become a Baldrige Sponsor Today!

The Baldrige Program extends a sincere thank you to the 33rd Quest for Excellence® Conference sponsors (listed below). Their support helps to defray conference costs and make Quest a better conference experience for all attendees. 

33rd Quest Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors + Institute Partnership

Silver Sponsors

Event Sponsors

  • AARP - Examiner Social

Become a Baldrige Sponsor Today!