The Ernst Mayr symposium is held each year at the Evolution meetings. The talks are presented as a continuous session and are judged on creativity, depth and excellence of research, and on quality of presentation. Competitive students are expected to be in the final stages of their doctoral program, presenting results of a major body of work and highlighting the exceptional research being carried out by early-career evolutionary biologists. Each year, the 16 participants in the symposium are selected from a large pool of applicants based on their submitted abstracts. Ana's presentation was entitled "Is there a ginger code? The role of positive selection on floral evolution in the Zingiberales."
For more info on SSB and the Ernst Mayr award: http://systbio.org/node/10