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, 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.