As in previous years, Spectaris, the German optical industry association, has held its trend Forum in Berlin. This year's edition – the 17th – was on Nov. 11 and addressed the subject of courage. Participants were invited to present new, innovative ideas in three categories: glasses, contact lenses and marketing in Berlin. About 600 attendees from the eyewear industry served as the jury and selected a winner for each category at the end of the event. Each competitor uploaded a 90-second video to the event's homepage, Spectaris-trendforum.de. An independent jury selected by Spectaris chose two finalists for each category, who presented their ideas during the Forum. The winner in each category received €1,000. German trade magazines supported Spectaris and reported on the competition. The next trend Forum will be held on Nov. 9 in Berlin.