WATCH: Pence speaks at Space Symposium opening ceremony

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Vice President Mike Pence made a stop in Colorado Springs Monday.

Pence spoke at the 34th Space Symposium at The Broadmoor as part of the opening ceremony.

The conference is considered the world's premier gathering of space professionals, with more than 9,000 expected to be in attendance. Speakers over the years have included cabinet officials, secretaries of the Air Force, NASA administrators and astronauts among others, according to the symposium's website.

The symposium runs through the 19th.

Watch the vice president's remarks and his arrival in Colorado Springs below.