From the HNSA website:
The 2015 Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA) Annual Conference will be held Wednesday through Friday, 16 – 18 September. This year’s host is the USS Iowa in Los Angeles! Accommodations have been made at the nearby Crowne Plaza-Los Angeles Harbor. Most will wish to arrive on Tuesday, 15 September, for an Opening Reception on the Iowa. In addition to visiting this great battleship we will be in short walking distances to numerous restaurants. Many will wish to remain through the weekend as there are a variety of tours being planned that include nearby LA Maritime Museum, the SS Lane Victory, the Queen Mary, and Fort MacArthur.