The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation announced Tuesday that Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Space Symposium.

Shelton will speak during the opening of the 30th annual event on May 19 at the the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, according to a March 11 news release. The four-day symposium will include other military speakers, including Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth, deputy commanding general for operations for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

“Widely known as the most important worldwide space industry conference, the Space Symposium annually attracts more than 9,000 participants, and more than 100 speakers and panelists representing top space decision makers from military, civil, commercial and academic organizations from around the globe,” according to the release.

Other speakers include:

  •  Col. Dominique Arbiol, FAF, Deputy Commander, Joint Space Programme, Ministry of Defence, France
  • Col. Neal Barlow, USAF, Acting Chief Scientist, Air Force Space Command, United States Air Force Academy
  • Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper, USAF, (Ret.), Director of National Intelligence
  • Letitia A. Long, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Douglas L. Loverro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Space Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
  • Lt. Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, USAF, Commander, 14th Air Force
  • Brig. Gen. Roger W. Teague, USAF, Director of Strategic Plans, Programs and Analyses, Air Force Space Command
  • Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan, USAF, Director of Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Space Command

For more information about or to register for the Space Foundation’s 30th annual Space Symposium, visit