Melbourne, VIC (03) 9005 8035

Presented to over 250,000 people

School children, government, not-for-profit and corporate audiences are inspired, entertained, and educated! Dianne’s career in academia, the private, public and not-for-profit sectors (globally and nationally), frame any topic. One of the 100 shortlisted Mars One astronaut candidates (the ‘Mars100’) from over 200,000 worldwide, Dianne adds a unique perspective. Astronaut candidate, sustainability consultant, PhD researcher, biohacker, blogger, experimenter, director – Dianne’s diverse topics are tailored to your needs.

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ICMI Speach 2017

Leadership Speaker Dianne McGrath shares what’s appealing for her to head off on the Mars One mission. If Dianne is picked out of the remaining applicants she will be in the first group to head up to Mars to try and set up the first permanent civilisation on the planet.
Aside from the Mars One Mission Motivational Speaker Dianne McGrath holds four university degrees and is currently studying a Higher Degree by Research at RMIT University where she is conducting a first-of-its-kind food waste research project, Watch My Waste. Dianne leads a purposeful life that seeks to create better environmental outcomes.
Towards this goal, she is currently the Director of the sustainability and business consultancy, Food for Thought Consulting Australia. Passionate about sustainable food systems, the Business Speaker is also a Director on the boards of three not-for-profit organisations that operate in the food sustainability/community food space: Cultivating Community, 3000acres and the Open Food Network.

TEDx Talk 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Dianne has been short-listed to do the one way mission to Mars. This is equal parts technology driven and social experiment. Hear her thoughts on her expectations for this radical journey.
Dianne McGrath is one of 28 Australians shortlisted in the international Mars One program that seeks to establish the first permanent human settlement on Mars ( Currently working as a consultant and doing a Higher Degree by Research at RMIT University, Dianne has completed multiple university degrees with a more recent focus on environmental engineering and sustainable food systems.
In addition to being on the Board of multiple not for profit organisations, Dianne has experience and expertise in project management and leading teams in sales, marketing, emergency services and government agencies. Dianne’s sense of adventure and determination is evident through sailing tall ships in the southern ocean, cycling extreme distances, jumping from planes and running marathons and ultra marathons. Mars is the next great leap.