Former Baltimore Orioles star Cal Ripken will be the headline speaker at the seventh annual on Friday, Nov. 7, at N.C. State’s McKimmon Conference and Training Center.

Retired Army Gen. Hugh Shelton will host the forum, entitled “Leadership Without Borders: Visionary Leaders for the State, Nation and World.” The forum will kick off with the Shelton Seminar at 8:15 a.m., followed by breakout sessions and a luncheon.

Ripken will deliver the keynote address at 1:45 p.m. Ripken retired in October 2001 after 21 seasons with the Orioles. In 1995, Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played (2,130), and he voluntarily ended his streak in 1998 after playing 2,632 consecutive games. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.

The leadership forum is an annual series that focuses on building values-based leadership skills. The cost of the forum is $179.