The first ever Summer Ball Conference starts today and runs through Tuesday in Gastonia, NC. Keynote speakers include Steve DeLay, Executive Vice President of Mandalay Baseball Properties, Vern Stenman, General Manager of the Madison Mallards, and Mike Veeck, President of the Goldklang Group. There will also be 12 breakout educational sessions and a trade show. The event is being billed as the Winter Meetings for the summer collegiate baseball industry. Read more here.