The Advanced Laboratory Physics Association (ALPhA), founded in 2007, is an association of college and university faculty and staff dedicated to advanced experimental physics instruction. ALPhA is independent and separate from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), the American Physical Society (APS), and the Optical Society of America (OSA), but works with these and other organizations to advance instruction.

ALPhA's main projects for 2017 include organizing BFY III, a follow-up conference to BFY II which followed the 2012 Topical Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College (BFY I); the ALPhA 2017 Laboratory Immersions Program; and continuing with ALPhA’s relatively inexpensive Single Photon Detector Initiative

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