This paper provides a brief summary of the discussions that took place during the recent workshop, Vision 2020: An Open Space Technology (OST) Workshop on the Future of Earthquake Engineering. Vision 2020 was established to formulate a vision of where earthquake engineering in the US needs to be in 2020 to vigorously address the grand challenge of mitigating earthquake and tsunami risk going forward. The objectives of the workshop were: 1) to debate the emerging principal new directions in earthquake engineering research, practice, education and outreach to be followed by the earthquake engineering community in the next 10 years, and to postulate the needs beyond 2020; and 2) to reflect on the role of the current NSF NEES facilities in meeting the research needs of the earthquake community and to try to elucidate what new facilities would facilitate rapid progress along these new directions. A total of 83 participants attended, representing a diverse cross section of researchers and practitioners from the earthquake engineering community. This workshop was conducted using Open Space Technology, a radically new approach that enabled participants to self-organize and define the agenda during the meeting. This paper summarizes the main outcomes of the Vision 2020 workshop.