VCIR Winter 2009 is up and running

Cross posting from the VCIR Blog. We’re liveblogging VCIR today – I won’t post everything here, but you can follow the action over at the VCIR Blog.

We’ll be posting live from VCIR today. You can follow the action here at the VCIR blog (David Cohen already has a post up about the media panel that kicked off the morning session).  You can also follow the action via the VCIR Winter Twitter feed.

A few stats on this year’s conference. We have just under 300 attendees at this year’s conference. They are roughly split 1/3 venture capitalists, 1/3 company executives and 1/3 service providers. This is generally comparable to last year’s attendance which was approximately 320. We’ve added two company presentation slots to this year’s conference, brining the total number of presenting companies to 24. Additionally this year all of the presenting companies are first time VCIR presenters (in prior year’s one or more of the companies had presented at a prior conference).

The main sessions have now kicked off. Track 1 covers next generation web technologies (Alliance Health, Fuser, Buzzwire, 7 Degrees, SocialEyes and iggli).  Track 2 is the clean-tech track (Ampulse, OPX, ION, SkyFuel, Porous Power and Infotility).

Check back here throughout the day for further updates.