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Registration Now Open for Baldrige Best-Practice-Sharing Conference

January 14, 2014

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Contact: Baldrige Customer Service

Registration is now open for the 26th annual Quest for Excellence® conference hosted by the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The conference will showcase the best practices and lessons learned of the three 2013 Baldrige Award recipients and other awardees from the business/nonprofit, health care, and education sectors. The event will take place April 6–9 at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland.

Presentations of the current and former Baldrige Award recipients will cover the topics (Baldrige Criteria categories) of leadership; strategic planning; customer focus; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; workforce focus; and operations focus. Attendees will take home solutions to help their organizations achieve breakthrough performance and results.

Stay tuned for updates on the conference schedule, which will feature many current and former Baldrige Award recipients sharing their proven strategies and real-world insights.

Pre-conference workshops are available the afternoon of April 6, 2014, for beginner and intermediate users of the Baldrige Criteria. To enhance the learning environment, attendance at the workshops is limited, so early registration is recommended.

Sponsorships are also available. These provide ways for an organization to be a part of the conference and contribute to the learning experience for Quest attendees.

The 2013 Baldrige Award recipients are

For more information about the Quest for Excellence Conference, visit the conference Web page. For questions, contact the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program at (301) 975-2036 or baldrige@nist.gov.