The IT Expo in LA is Sept. 16-18. If you are going (and why wouldn't you?) there is an opportunity for you to stay the weekend and see the Wimbledon of Beach Volleyball as the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball tournament at Manhattan Beach starts that Friday.
Rich points out all the reasons to attend this event. If you are going, give me a shout. If you have any restaurant suggestions close to the host hotel or in Manhattan Beach, please let me know. Thanks!