Chris Rainier, a National Geographic Fellow, is a Co-Director of the Enduring Voices Language Preservation Project, and the Founder of the Society’s All Roads Photography Program. Rainier is a contributing Editor for National Geographic Traveler, as well was a Contributing Photographer for National Geographic Adventure Magazine, regularly completing stories on Culture. Rainier is a Photographic Correspondent- at-large for National Public Radios ( NPR) Day to Day Show with Alex Chadwick. He is a Fellow at the Royal Geographic Society in London, UK

He is the Director of the Last Mile Technology Project which brings solar, internet , media training, and technology to under represented cultures around the globe desiring to come online and use the power of the internet help preserve their culture,language, and way of life...

Rainier lectures on a regular basis around the globe on empowering Indigenous Cultures with Modern Technology to help them preserve their traditional knowledge - and the ability to tell their stories…
He has lectured for: TED Global, The Aspen Institute IDEAS Festival, The EG Conference, Google, Apple, Nokia, and Adobe. As well as:

Aspen Institute IDEAS Festival, CO
Google Headquarters, New York, NY
Apple Headquarters, Cupertino, CA
MIT Media Lab, Boston
EG Conference, Monterey, CA
Aspen Design Conference, CO
Samsung Corporation, Seoul, Korea
The United Nations The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American Art, Washington DC,
Cosmos Club Washington DC
The British Natural History Museum, London UK
The Native American Indian Smithsonian Museum in New York City
The George Eastman House in Rochester, NY
The International Center of Photography in New York City
The National Geographic Society Explorers Hall in Washington DC
The National Geographic Society Store, London, England
The Explorers Club, New York
The Annenberg Center of Photography,Los Angeles
The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles
The Australian Museum in Sydney
The Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego, CA
The Papua New Guinea Museum, Port Moresby
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland
The Friends of Photography, Carmel, California
The Bowers Museum, Los Angeles
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California,
The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas
The Banff Center for the Arts, Canada
The Calgary Art Museum, Calgary, Canada
Whytle Art Museum, Banff, Canada
The Chicago Cultural Center The Houston Museum of Science, Texas.
YPO University, New Zealand
YPO lecture Tour Australia: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth & New Zealand: Auckland
YPO Lecture Istanbul, Turkey
YPO Asia lecture Tour, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok
TED Global Conference, post-trip Masai Mara, Tanzania ( 2007)
TED GLobal Conference, India ( 2009)
The Imagine Solutions Conference, Naples, Florida 2013
Chobi Mela Conference, Bangladesh 20010,2013
Future Cities Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2010
Endangered Languages Conference, UNAC, Alexandria, Egypt, 2011
Cultural & Technology Conference, Qatar Foundation, Qatar, 2012
Pingyao Festival, China
Corcoran Art Museum, Washington DC
Stanford University, Aurora Forum, California
Nikon Corporation, Tokyo
Brown University Travel Association
Harvard University Travel Association
Cornell University Travel Association
American Museum of Natural History Travel Association
University of California Travel Association
Chicago Foreign Affairs Travel Association
WPO, South Africa
University of Mexico City, Mexico
Monterey Institute of Technology, Mexico City, Mexico
International Medical Corp, Headquarters, London, UK
Hall Gallery Atlanta, Georgia
Rochester Institute of Technology , New York
Kodak Headquarters, Rochester NY
Book Passage Author Lecture Program &
Travel Seminar, San Francisco
University of Columbia Journalism Program
University of Kentucky Journalism Program
University of Tennessee, McClung Museum
Marion Center of Photography, Santa Fe, NM
Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara,CA
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport
Santa Fe Photo Workshops, New Mexico
Anderson Art Ranch, Colorado
Photo Expo, Jacob Javitts Center, New York
Photo Expo, Los Angeles Conference Center, Los Angeles
Toscany Photographic Workshop, Italy
NGS/Linblad Expedition: Antarctica 2006/2010, Greenland Iceland Galapagos- 2013
Geo Expeditions: Bhutan 2007/2009/2010/2013/2014
Geo Expeditions: Morocco: 2006, 2007, 2008,2009, 2010
NGS Round The World Jet Trip: 2003,2004, 2007, 2008,2009,2010, 2011, 2012,2013, 2014
Lectures: Peru, Easter Island, Samoa, Australia, Cambodia, Nepal/Tibet, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Oman, Maldives, Laos, Rwanda, Burma

Consultant to Society Expeditions: Guest Lecturer: South Pacific, New Guinea, Antarctica, East African coastline, Madagascar, Sri Lanka 1989-2000

Guest lecturer on Linblad expeditions 2001 - present
Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Galapagos, Pacific region, Indian Ocean