The BlaqOUT Conference was founded by Toi Thibodeaux of UC Riverside's LGBT Resource Center in 2014. UC Riverside hosted the first three BlaqOUT Conferences. In 2017, UC Davis hosted the BlaqOUT Conference.  However, in 2018 the conference will return to UC Riverside for the 5th Annual BlaqOUT Conference.

BlaqOUT Conference 2014, featuring Mandy Carter, Gabriel Maldonaldo, & J Mace III.

BlaqOUT Conference 2015, featuring Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of #blacklivesmatter.

BlaqOUT Conference 2016 featured Todrick Hall, Greg Wilson, & Faith Cheltenhan.

BlaqOUT Conference 2017 was hosted at UC Davis.