How do organizations know if they are moving the needle forward when it comes to IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility)? The stakes are high, especially for non-profit organizations, when it comes to precious resources – time, capacity, and funding. How do we know that our efforts are creating the outcomes we desire and know when to adjust or change course? Join November’s IDEA Café with guest panelists from Denver Zoo, Desert Botanical Garden, and Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens as we explore their approach, experience, and observations with defining and measuring success in IDEA.


  • Corinne Gibson, Director of DEI and Community Engagement, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • Elkin Alfred, Director of Equity & Culture, Denver Zoological Foundation
  • Kevina Devereaux, Director of Social Responsibility and Inclusion, Desert Botanical Garden


Sponsored by the IDEA Center for Public Gardens

IDEA Center for Public Gardens