From Fur Trapper to Professor

The keynote not only brings Eske Willerslevs past with a dominant father, a somewhat criminal time as a teen, and a deep fascination of Native Americans to life. He brings all our pasts to life with the story of how DNA scientists of the past hunted, discovered, and described DNA. This ultimately enabled Eske Willerslev to rewrite the history of how our ancestors emigrated from Africa to colonize the entire globe.


In his hunt efter ground breaking evidence in his research of Man’s unknown past he has been adopted into a Native American tribe, almost died as a fur trapper in Siberia, and searched for genes in what was supposedly an extra terrestial being. Experience a keynote with both entertaining and breath taking stories as well as fascinating science.

Where do we originate from?

How much do we humans really know about, where we originate from? Eske Willerslev examines this in this keynote where he quite literally looks at DNA in everything from ancient bones to ice cores – something he is the World’s best at. Through this the participants are presented with a string of new knowledge based on his research, which had led to history books being rewritten in recent years and answered questions such as:


– Why did the mammoths go extinct?

– Who were the first people in America?

– Where do we originate from?


Not only has Eske Willerslevs’ science rewritten Man’s history in both Australia, USA and Greenland, which in itself is fascinating. He also links this new knowledge to entertaining anecdotes og captivating stories, which keeps participants spellbound.

From complicated to understandable

Eske Willerslev has been recognized repeatedly with awards for his unique ability to convey complex science, research, and knowledge in a compelling and accessible way to the general public. Time and time again he has succeeded in setting the global agenda through his research to a degree, which has led him to continously being approached and asked to participate in moview, series and articles all over the world, whenever the topic revolves around this history of Man and it’s migration as well as the history of the world around us.


In this keynote you will get an insight into how the complicated can be made accessible. It is an issue not only for scientists but also companies and organizations each and every day. Improve at extracting the essence of your work and through that accomplishing greater successes all the while being royally entertained as tales from both the prairie  and the permantly frozen tundra are unveiled.

You can enquire about a keynote with Eske Willerslev at StrongMind Keynote Speakers at +45 70 27 50 97.