Desert Initiative: Desert One (DI:D1) is a creative  collaboration that brings together more than thirty leading museums, cultural centers and organizations, universities and public agencies connecting the Chihuahuan, Sonoran, Mojave and Great Basin Deserts to present innovative interdisciplinary investigations of the desert including exhibitions, lectures and commissions.  DI:D1 events and programs will take place throughout the region between September 2012 through April 2013 and engages diverse local, regional and international audiences in consideration of desert issues and cultures.