Coming up on Washington Post Live: American Competitiveness: What Works.

You will hear from:

Jose Andres, the Spanish chef who brought tapas in a big way to the United States. With restaurants in Washington (Cafe Atlantico, Jaleo, Zaytinya......) and more acclaimed eateries in Beverly Hills and Las Vegas, Andres is well known to many. In between his TV appearances, he teaches a course in culinary physics at Harvard.

Seth Goldman, co-founder of Honest Tea. He famously calls himself the TeaEO. This guy who started with lemonade stands, hit it big when he realized that like himself, more consumers want healthier drinks. His company -- only around since 1988 -- has grown so big that Coca-Cola company bought a minority interest in it in 2008, making Honest Tea was the first organic and Fair Trade brand to move into the world’s largest beverage distribution system.

Regina Dugan, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency( DARPA). Now this is a smart woman with a cool job. She runs the government agency founded in response to the Soviet launching of Sputnik in 1957. Its mandate is to come up with the technologies that would help the military, invent high-reward projects. In doing so, DARPA has a profound effect on the world from its inventions: from computer networking to the Global Position System (GPS).

Washington Post Live is convening these innovators and many more Feb. 13-16 in Washington to focus on what is working in the American economy and what more needs to be done to make America more competitive.  The full agenda will be available here soon and you can watch the discussions live at