From the 15th to 20th of July 2018, Youth Time International Movement in collaboration with the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation hosted its eighth International Youth Summer School. This was the third event of its kind held in China. While the previous two had taken place in the capital, Beijing, the destination of choice this time around was one of the world’s most populated cities and technologically advanced hub of Shanghai. As has become customary at YTIM events, participants and experts from different countries, cultures and backgrounds travelled from all over the world to attend. A rich variety of keynotes, masterclasses, case studies and workshops took place, all centered on the event theme “The Smart Revolution: the Interconnection between City and Society”.