As in previous years, Spectaris, the German optical industry association, is organizing its trend Forum in Berlin. This year's trend Forum, the 17th edition, is scheduled for Nov. 11 and will be addressing the subject of courage. Participants are invited to present their new and innovative ideas in three categories: glasses, contact lenses and marketing in Berlin. About 600 attendees from the eyewear industry will serve as the jury and select the winner for each category at the end of the event. Those who wish to compete must upload a 90-second video to the event's homepage, An independent jury selected by Spectaris will choose two finalists for each category, who will present their ideas during the trend Forum on Nov. 11 in Berlin. The winner in each category will receive a prize of €1,000. German trade magazines are supporting Spectaris and informing their readers about the competition.