ALPhA organizes periodic conferences dedicated to advanced physics laboratory instruction. These conferences bring together laboratory instructors and commercial equipment vendors to share effective lab curricula, teaching methods, and experiments. Each conference includes speakers, small-group hands-on laboratory workshops, poster sessions, and time for discussion and networking. The Beyond the First Year (BFY) Conference is our national 3-day meeting and is on a 4-year cycle. Regional Conferences occur in non-BFY years and are day conferences. In addition, ALPhA has open meetings at the AAPT and APS meetings.