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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.


Thank you to those who participated in the first ever Virtual Quest for Excellence Conference! We were excited to showcase the 2019 and 2020 Award Recipients, as well as former Recipients and the Communities of Excellence 2026, in a new virtual format. 

The archived version of Virtual Quest has closed. However, the 2020 Baldrige Award Recipients as well as former Recipients, will be featured at the Baldrige Virtual Fall Conference, October 21-22. Make sure to attend to learn best practices from these outstanding role model organizations!

Also, check out Blogrige for interviews with the senior leaders of the 2019 and 2020 Award recipients.

Quest 2022 will be held in person, April 3-6, 2022​, at the Gaylord National Harbor. More information will be available in the coming months on this webpage.  Mark your calendar​s, and we hope to see you there!

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